Fire Analytical Essay by Paramount

A definition of fire and its place in history and society, with reference to the novel by Ray Bradbury, "Fahrenheit 451".
# 9773 | 1,585 words | 4 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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The paper discusses the chemical definition of fire and then goes on to show the history of the discovery of fire by prehistoric man. It also focuses on fire's role in the development of human socialization and its role in the environment. The paper discusses Ray Bradbury's book, "Fahrenheit 451" which explores man's intimate relationship with fire.

From the Paper:

"The history of fire is in some ways the history of humankind, and the spread of human society across the globe. Humans are unique in our ability to control fire. In Australia, Aboriginals began to use fire at least 38,000 years ago (Pyne). When humans first tamed fire, it allowed us to move out into the night. Previously, night was a time when predators crawled outside our sleeping spaces, and we were afraid to move out into the darkness for fear of death itself. When fire came, humans were suddenly able to expand our horizons, and explore our surroundings with less fear and trepidation."

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APA Format

Fire (2003, January 31) Retrieved January 29, 2023, from

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"Fire" 31 January 2003. Web. 29 January. 2023. <>