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Fahrenheit 451

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Motifs and Writing Style

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In the text, Bradbury frequently employs paradoxes in his writing. Which of the following quotes best illustrates Bradbury's use of paradox and/or seemingly contradictory statements?

A

"The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live in its gently humming, gently vibrating, softly illuminated kennel back in a dark corner of the firehouse."

B

"The Hound half rose in its kennel and looked at him with green-blue neon light flickering in its suddenly activated eye-bulbs."

C

"The pawn was then tossed into the incinerator. A new game began."

D

"She had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock seen faintly in a dark room in the middle of the night..."

E

"How like a mirror, too, her face."