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Fahrenheit 451. Mythology is not dead…. The Quote. “Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he’s burnt his damn wings, he wonders why. Didn’t I hint enough when I sent the Hound around your place?” (113). The Reference.

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fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Mythology is not dead…

the quote
The Quote
  • “Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he’s burnt his damn wings, he wonders why. Didn’t I hint enough when I sent the Hound around your place?” (113).
the reference
The Reference
  • Beatty refers to the myth of Icarus, told in Ovid’s first-century poem The Metamorphoses.
  • A version can be found at http://www.island-ikaria.com/culture/myth.asp
the assignment
The Assignment
  • Why does Bradbury compare Montag to Icarus? How does this shed light on Montag’s development?
  • Extra Credit: Find one other reference to mythology. You must site the exact quote and page number.
  • Due: Next Class