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Fahrenheit 451: QnA

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Fahrenheit 451: QnA

Why does Mrs.Phelps burst into tears and Mrs.Bowles get irritated at Montag after he reads Dover Beach?
The poem is emotional so the women feel uneasy about unresolved and risen sensations.
At whose house do he firemen arrive as the Sieve and the Sand chapter comes to a close?
Person Montag’s home
What is Dover Beach and where can it be found in the novel?
Dover Beach is a poem about despairing and it can be found when Montag checks out to Mildred’s buddies.
Who is the novel’s protagonist and what is his career?
Guy Montag is the lead character and his task title is a fireman but he actually burns books.
Bradbury writes” He stood there as the sky over your home yelled”, (13 ). To what is the author referring? To what might this be alluding or foreshadowing?
Author is referring to the fighter aircrafts overhead. This is foreshadowing an inbound war with foreign nations.
How are Mildred and Clarisse various?
Mildred– cold, far-off, unreadable, lacking genuine emotion, has no hope of dealing with the conflicts within herself, forgot her own suicide effort
Clarisse– 17 years of age woman, sincere psychological, intellectual, and spiritual substance, thoughtful, sensitive, comprehends love, identified as anti-social
What is a prophecy?
A forecast of or insight into the future
How is Fahrenheit 451 a prediction?
1. Self Censorship– People presently choose to be oblivious (television, videogames …)
2. Federal government Censorship (war plans, military tricks)
3. Superficial Individuals– only appreciate themselves, not about public knowledge, worldly information
4. “Phony” Happiness– pleased with interruptions and basic information, no curiosity for new information …
What is censorship?
1. Suppression of speech or other public details which might be considered hazardous, sensitive, or bothersome,
2. Limitation of improper details
What things are normally censored and who would want to censor material?
Federal government would wish to censor disobediences, protests, military plans, Private/Personal info, Anti-govt (communists, spies.)
Why would someone wish to censor material and does serve a particular function in society?
Control people and their morals, Limit amount of info the public receives, Censorship secures however also damages the people being restricted
How is viewing television intellectually various than reading?
TV– not much potential for creativity/individuality, can multitask
Books– creativity, own pace, requires focus, believing,
How is attention period affected by electronic media?
Text– attention not required, multitask, prevent fight,
Talk– communicating on individual front, need to recognize facial expressions, undivided attention
What is the significance of the title Fahrenheit 451?
Temperature at which paper ignites and burns
According to mythology, what is salamander’s relation to fire?
It resides in it
How many times can the phoenix be born-again from its ashes?
limitless number of times
Which of Clarisse’s family members affected her the most?
her uncle
What are the earplug radios in the novel called?
seashells
What animal metaphor does Montag use to explain the stomach pump and blood-replacement device used on Mildred?
A snake
Which lady weeps when Montag reads poetry?
Mrs.Phelps
What is Clarisse’s surname?
McClellan
How does Mildred claim Clarisse is eliminated?
By a vehicle
In whose home does Montag plant books?
Clarisse McClellan’s
How long a period does the unique cover?
A little over 3 weeks
What does Montag follow to reach the Book People in the country?
The river and the railway tracks
What occurs to the old lady whose house is burned by the firemen?
She declines to leave and dies in the fire
In what city did Montag fulfill Mildred?
Chicago, Illinois
When Montag reached Granger’s group, what happens to city he originated from.
It gets bombed so Granger’s group continues farther away?
What is the mission or hopes of Grangers group?
They have hope books will not be prohibited in the future and they can recite what they remembered.
The unique occurs in which season?
Fall
How old is Montag?
30
The length of time has Montag been a firefighter?
Ten years
Mildred overdoses on:
Sleeping pills
The number of the walls in the Montag living-room are television screens.
3
Montag has stolen about _____ books throughout the course of his profession.
20
After Beatty leaves his house, Montag _____ his books.
reads
Faber was when a _____
teacher
Where does Montag stop when running away the authorities?
Faber’s house
Mildred and her buddies base their Presidential votes exclusively on:
appearance
How does Faber view himself
As a coward
What problem does Montag have relating to which book to kip down to Beatty?
Montag does not know if Beatty understands the title of the book he stole and he doesn’t wish to return them all.
Who would be probably to follow the guideline of this theme?: People are much better off when they do not concern.
Mildred
According to Faber, how has faith changed for many years?
“Christ” is one of the family now– pitching items on tv
Why does Montag consider the old male in the park(Faber)?
He requires an instructor to help him comprehend the books he is reading.
Why might individuals not wish to read books if given the chance to do so, as preserved by Faber?
They are having ‘enjoyable’ without books.
What does Captain Beatty do when Montag returns the book to him?
He tosses the book in the garbage without taking a look at it.
What is Faber’s primary purpose in the plot?
To reassure Montag that his concepts on the requirement for change are correct.
The screen is to the sand as:
Montag’s brain to his understanding of literature
How did the firefighters know which homes had books?
Neighbors, good friends, and relative became informants and telephoned the info to the firefighters.
Why did the old woman light the match and commit suicide?
She felt life was unworthy living without her books
What took place to Clarisse? Was it an accident?
A vehicle struck her. The removal of Clarisse belonged of the on-going operation of damaging the old society.
Who was Faber?
He was a retired English professor Montag had met in the park.
Why did Montag go to see Faber?
He needed a replicate copy of the stolen book prior to he returned the initial to Captain Beatty.
What plan did Montag and Faber design?
They were going to plant books in firefighters’s homes and kip down alarms on the firemen. This was to cast suspicion on all firemen.
What had Faber designed that permitted him to be in constant contact with Montag?
They had actually created an electronic radio transmitter that could be put in the ear. (The “Green Bullet”)
Why did Faber decide to go to St. Louis?
He wanted to enlist the help of an out of work printer to begin making copies of books.
Who was the informant on Montag’s home?
Mildred’s friends called in the very first alarm, but Mildred hired the final alarm herself.
Why did Montag eliminate Captain Beatty?
Captain Beatty was aware that Montag was wearing a radio transmitter, and he was identified to discover who was on the other end. (Didn’t desire Faber to get caught)
Why didn’t Montag escape prior to he eliminated Captain Beatty?
He knew that the mechanical hound was in the community and would eliminate him.
What was various about the fire Montag saw after leaving the river?
This fire was offering warmth and convenience, not destroying things.
During the manhunt for Montag by the hound, why did the electronic camera identify an innocent male as Montag?
The firefighters required a cool ending to the day’s occasions. It was more vital to have a dead body than to have the right person. It would not do for the criminal to have actually outsmarted the government and to have gotten away; that would make the government appearance bad.
What was different about the hobos Montag fulfilled? Why did each male recognize himself as a well-known author or piece of literature?
These men were all intellectuals and each had actually remembered a piece of literature to be documented at a later time.
What had Montag been able to memorize?
He memorized the Book of Ecclesiastes and a little of Revelation.
What took place to the city during the war?
The city and its residents were damaged.
What did Montag and the intellectuals believe their mission to be when the war ended?
They wished to learn from previous errors and constantly to bear in mind.
Styles In the Book
1. Censorship (Understanding vs Ignorance)
2. Equality vs Sameness (Gov’t should MAKE everyone the same)
Signs
Blood, The heart and the salamander, The sieve and the sand, the phoenix, mirrors
Blood (Sign)
— sign of human being’s repressed soul (ex: Mildred unhealthy blood with new blood)
The hearth and the salamander (sign)
Hearth– fireplace (conventional symbol of house)
Salamander– main sign of fireman, (ancient belief that it lives in a fire, untouched by the flames)
the Screen and the Sand (sign)
— Montag’s youth memory of attempting to fill a screen with sand to get a dime from cousin
-signifies uselessness of the task
-compares it to trying to end up the entire bible on the train
-Sand- is the tangible reality Montag looks for through books and the
-Screen– how he doesn’t understand what he is reading, truth is elusive #theStruggle
The Phoenix (symbol)
-After battle of city, Granger compares mankind to a phoenix that burns itslef up and yet increases again and once again,
-symbolizes the hope he has books will as soon as again be viewed as a favorable, not banned
Mirrors (symbol)
At the end of unique, Granger states they must develop a mirror factory to take a long take a look at themselves
-comparable to what Clarisse states in the Hearth and the Salamander
-represents self understanding, seeing oneself clearly
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