Allusion Chart for Fahrenheit 451 Using allusions is a form of

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Allusion Chart for Fahrenheit 451
Using allusions is a form of author’s craft: think of it as another lens through which to gain deeper understanding of a text.
By understanding why certain references are made in texts, it helps us gain deeper insight and understanding of theme. This
will take some time on your part to keep up with, and to complete the research, but ultimately it will deepen your
understanding of the text and why Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451.
Allusion from text
(As you come across the
allusions when you read,
include what page you
found it on)
Master Ridley pg. 36
Historical
A man named Latimer said
that to a man named
Nicholas Ridley as they
were being burnt alive at
Oxford, for heresy, on
October 16, 1555. They
were both Protestants who
wanted to deepen the
protestant religion in
England, even though it
was against the will of
Queen Mary.
Tower of Babel pg. 38
Biblical
The Tower of Babel has
come to symbolize a noisy
confusion of voices or a
chaotic mixture
of languages.
Walt Whitman
Alighieri Dante
“It is computed that eleven
thousand persons
have at several times
suffered death
rather than submit to
break their eggs at the
smaller end”
Type of Allusion
Background on Allusion
Deeper layer of meaning
added to text by using the
allusion
Plato
Thomas Jefferson
Henry Davis Thoreau
“Consider the lilies of the
field ...”
The Book of Job
“Who are a little wise, the
best fools be”
“Words are like leaves and
where they most abound,
Much fruit of sense
beneath is rarely found”
“Old Montag wanted to fly
near the Sun and ... he's
burned his wings”
Ecclesiastes
Revelation
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