FC: By Brooke Neumann
1: Ray Bradbury | "I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."
2: Ray Bradbury | Ray Bradbury was Born on August 22, 1920 in Illinois. He started writing at age 11. Bradbury graduated from high school in Los Angelos, but he did not continue his education.“Hollerbochen’s Dilemma” was his first writing that was published in a newspaper. Fahrenheir 451 was originally called The Firemen which was a shorter version, which was published in 9 days. Bradbury has won many awards for his novels, for example, Apollo astronauts named a crater on the moon after his book Dandelion Wine.
3: Quotations | "Maybe the books can get us out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes" (Bradbury 74). | This is the most important reason why it is important to read books, to learn. History books, for example, are important because it prevents us from repeating the same mistakes that have already happened. We read them to learn about the past and help our future. I think of the Holocaust especially. If books and documents were not kept so events could be recorded, our world would be a mess. We are always learning lessons from books and if you took that away, where would the world be? There would be no knowledge in the world.
4: Quotations | "So it was the hand that started it all...His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms...His hands were ravenous" (Bradbury 41). Montag was stealing books through out this story. He eventually had a collection of 20 books. He blames this insanity on his hands. Montag refers to his hands as being poisoned because of the guilt he feels stealing those books. He knows it is illegal and wrong, but he cannot resist. He almost cannot control himself.
5: Montag | Montag is independent. He lives with only his wife, but she is always out of it because of the amount of sleeping pills that she takes. He is able to take care of himself without her help. Montag is brave and stands up for his beliefs because he goes against the law many times. He steals books, which is one of the worst things you can do at the time, especially since his job is to burn the books. Montag is also smart because he is one of the only people, along with Faber, who believe that his society needs these books. You could say Montag is determined because he forces Faber to help explain to him the meaning of books. Montag gets Faber to tell him by riping pages out of the bible. He learns that books are important and that they should not be burned. Montag has brown hair, he is thin, and not very tall.
6: Setting | -Sometime in the 24th century -around Montag's city (mostly takes place in his house) -unknown city
7: Season always has a deeper meaning. Autumn is the season at the end of the story, and fall can mean loss. The city was burned and everyone alive in the city was killed. Aging and maturity also goes alone with Fall. Montag meets this group of people along the trail, and he learns the real meaning of life and books. He learned how to live by himself because Mildred left him. Montag learned from his mistakes. | Autumn
8: Recommendation | I think Fahrenheit 451 is meant for 8-9th graders. I was confused in the beginning of the story, but once you read on it starts to all come together. This story was written as a book of the future. I thought it was interesting to think about how the author saw the future.
9: Mixbook | -easy to use and learn -meant for many pictures -best for memories -questions?