Fahrenheit 451

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  1. Author of the novel
    Ray Bradbury
  2. - main character
    - Fireman; follows society rules; burns books
    - Gets tired of emptiness in life; starts to read books for more meaning
    - Regrets bad relationship with his wife
    Guy Montag
  3. - beautiful seventeen
    -year-old who introduces Montag to the world's beauty
    - represents innocence and curiosity
    - an outcast from society because of her odd habits, which include hiking, playing with flowers, and asking questions
    - Killed in car accident
    Clarisse McClellan
  4. Teaches Clarisse about the beauty of life and knowledge in books
    Clarrise's Uncle
  5. Kills herself because believes in the importance of books
    Old Woman
  6. - The captain of Montag's fire department
    - He reads books but hates them and people who insist on reading them
    - Devious
    Captain Beatty
  7. - Montags wife- Obsessed with watching tv- Doesn't understand her husband- Tells on Montag then runs away
  8. - Retired English professor
    - Still owns books
    - Feels he's a coward because he doesn't stand up to society
  9. - Robotic dog controlled by firemen
    - Kills people
    Mechanical Hound
  10. - Leader of the intellectuals who Montag meets when he escapes city
    - Explains to Montag that society's books are memorized by many citizens
  11. "It was a pleasure to burn."
    Ray Bradbury
  12. "I'm seventeen and I'm crazy. My uncle says the two always go together."
  13. "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing."
  14. "Come off it. It doesn't like or dislike. It just 'functions.' It's like a lesson in ballistics. It has a trajectory we decide on for it. It follows through. It targets itself, and cuts off. It's only copper wire, storage batteries, and electricity."
    Captain Beatty
  15. "Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
    Old Woman
  16. "Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores."
  17. "That's the good part of dying; when you've got nothing to lose, you run any risk you want."
  18. Fire
  19. Mechanical Hound
  20. Clarisee McClellan
    • - Pure
    • - Intellegent
    • - Truth
  21. Captain Beatty
    • - Evil
    • - Non-thinking society
  22. Books
  23. Parlor Walls
    • - Ignorance
    • - Life is scripted for people
  24. Sieve and the Sand
    Sieve -Filter/Sister, Human mind looking for truth Sand - The truth Montag is looking for about life
  25. The cycle and rebirth of history and humans, especially Montag
  26. -home
  27. An instrument with a meshed bottom, used for seperating coarse from fine parts of loose matter or for straining liquids
  28. to deflected something, especially light, from a straight path
  29. A burial place for the bodies or remains of many individuals
  30. natrual or habitual tendencies
  31. -deserving or causing hatred
  32. extremely hungry
  33. not flammable
  34. small suitcase
  35. a person made to take the blame for others
  36. a heap or pile of wood used for cremating a corpse
  37. A machine that works for the firemen and has been set to follow and dislike Montag. It doesn't have any feeling, and it barks and attacks Montag every time it sees him.
    Mechanical Hound
  38. Explain the relationship of the title of the book to its meaning.
    Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which a book burns
  39. Explain some of the futuristic (fantastic) technological advances seen in the novel. How do they compare with some technologies in the current world.
    • Parlor wall, mechanical hound, ear radio transmitter
    • Today Technology - Smartboards, cell phones, computers
  40. What do you consider to be the most important theme of the novel? Why? How is it developed
  41. Fully explain the image of fire/burning and how it is repeatedly used in the novel.
    Part of everyday life and represents destruction. Citizens have incinerators in homes. Form of entertainment. At end of novel, intellectuals campfire represents warmth
  42. Fully describe the Mechanical Hound and how it is used? Do you feel it is effective? Why?
    Representation of evil within society. Use od technology and how it can go bad
  43. How does Bradbury build suspense in the novel?
    Language, word choice, rythum, and dialogue done in fast pace to show suspense building
  44. How did the government gain control over the people of this society?
    From birth, the government controls each citizens knowledge
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Fahrenheit 451
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