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Fahrenheit 451

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Transcript of Fahrenheit 451

A bhor The term fabricate means to make up something artificial, or untrue; it can also mean to twist the truth and change it around. In the society portrayed in Fahrenheit 451, the truth about the importance of books to society is fabricated. Beatty tells Montag that books are bad because none of them agree with each other, they make others unhappy, and etc. He tells him this but does not add that they do not agree with each other because they are based on opinions; he and the leaders of this society make books seem bad so that no one will have an interest in reading and becoming intellectual; therefore, they fabricate the true meaning of reading and books themselves for fear of a more educated society. J arcosis Narcosis describes a state of stupor or drowsiness. A stupor settles over Montag's society as they give up their rights and hard work for pleasure and fun. Every citizen is brainwashed and pounded into quiet submission because of advanced technology and television constantly providing a distraction. oetic arble indle The word kindle means to set fire or to ignite one; it can also mean to excite. This term is directly shown in the book, because Montag's and the other firemen's jobs consist of setting books on fire. Kindle also ties into the book indirectly. An example would be Clarisse: she kindled an interest of questioning in Montag, which later caused him to kindle courage in the heart of Faber. One who is inaniloquent is prone to foolish or empty babbling. Many citizens of Montag's society have become inaniloquent due to the large amounts of television reducing their intelligence and awareness. Also they have lost interest in the true intellectual conversations because the government discourages "controversial" topics to avoid unhappiness. oquacious Loquacious is characterized by or disposed to excessive talking which may or may not be aimless. Clarisse McClellan is an extremely talkative person who could go on and on for days. She asks Montag many questions in an attempt to learn from him. She is the only person in the city to keep on questioning things that people would normally accept. Clarisse does this so much to the point that Guy questions his own beliefs and happiness. He also starts to doubt his role in the society as a fireman. ` blivescene The word pamper means to indulge or to live luxuriously.
The society depicted in Fahrenheit 451 is one of pampered people who
do not really know what is real work since all they care about is fun.
They are also considered pampered because as Montag mentions, there are people dying, and they live a life where they have everything. ualm ardonic Tosticated means fuddled or perplexed. After Montag has met his odd neighbor Clarisse McClellan, he starts to wonder about the unusual society he lives in. Especially the thought-provoking questions Clarisse asks, such as , "Are you happy?" or "Why are you a fireman?" start to make Montag question his duties and inspire him to always ask "why" in every situation he is in. osticated ibliophobia nanimity Vafrous means skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving.
Beatty knows plenty of quotes from books and uses this knowledge he has
to put down Montag. His role in the book is to antagonize Montag into action. He acted like a great person at the beginning, but then it turned for the worse when he notices Montag's struggle with his beliefs. Beatty is a
very sly character who is able to bring the worse things out of people,
which ultimately seals his fate. apness anthippe C D F G ivergence Divergence is defined as turning aside or deviating from a path, belief, or system. Montag as well as the select few intellectuals resemble the divergence from a dystopian society. Their disdain for the absent-minded citizens and yearning for understanding the unknown and books allowed the intellectuals to have a new mindset that goes against the society. Encraty means self control. During the episode when Mildred and her friends are watching TV in the parlor, Montag is alone reading "Dover Beach". After reading the poem he gets frustrated at the society he lives in and starts to rant at the four women. However, Faber pacifies Montag through their ear radio and Montag starts to practice self control. H I L M N K E ncraty Garble means to reproduce in a confused and/or distorted way. The society has continually passed down incorrect information to its citizens encouraging books to be burned. The true meaning of a fireman has completely been changed and distorted to fit into this way of life. To abhor something or someone means to find them repugnant. In Fahrenheit 451 Montag expresses his abhorrence towards the society and certain people in many circumstances. For instance he expressed his repugnance towards Mildred's friend Mrs. Bowles, when he starts shouting at her about how she should go home and think about her many abortions, the deaths of her husbands, and many other aspects of her meaningless life. O P Q R S T U V ubris W X Y ejune Z Jejune means dull and lacking in significance. The society that the book is set in is very dry and uninteresting. Everyone is mindlessly watching TV for endless hours. They never try to think for themselves and just receive and act, like robots. naniloquent Oblivescene means to be forgetful. In Fahrenheit 451, Mildred forgets that she already ate pills for that day. However, she continues to swallow all the pills until the bottle is completely empty. Then, after she is treated by the plumber men, she forgets everything that has happened and refuses to believe that she had overdosed herself last night. Yapness means hunger. After Montag decides that for once he is going to think for himself and go against the society, he starts to get curious about books. At first, it was just wanting to know what the books are trying to tell the readers. However, after finally realizing what books actually are, Montag grows a huge thirst for knowledge. He yearns to grow more intelligent and be more aware of what is happening around him. abricate The word unanimity means everyone being of one mind. In Fahrenheit 451 the society has been so absorbed in entertainment and fun that they have lost their voice, meaning nobody cares to have an opinion. Even if someone did, they would be caught and killed or locked away, etc. As a result of this eradication of opinion in society, the people are easily brainwashed into having the same mind, or thinking the same way. The society itself is one big unanimous belief that books are bad and the only important thing is pleasure for oneself. To be sardonic is to be bitter and mocking. Beatty begins to toy with Montag when he arrives at the fire station to return the stolen book. The tone of the dream described to Montag becomes more and more sarcastic and mocking as Beatty discovers Montag's confusion as to which side he should take. A xanthippe is described as an ill-tempered, shrewish woman. This term accurately describes the abrupt change in Mrs. Bowles’s personality as Montag read the women a portion of “Dover Beach.” As the mood shifts from light and conversational to dismal and dark by the power of Montag’s words, Mrs. Phelps bursts into tears, causing Mrs. Bowles to snap at Montag in irritation. Qualm is a twinge of conscience and a sudden feeling
of apprehension or doubt. Montag, after his constant
bombardment of questions by Clarisse, begins to doubt
his beliefs in the society and as a fireman. He also begins to question his own happiness which eventually troubles
him greatly to a point where he can no longer take it. by: Ray Bradbury esistentialism alpurgis Night Fahrenheit 451 Beatty shows no concern when faced with impending death during his confrontation with Montag because of his excessive pride, or hubris. He stands snidely facing Montag, who has his flame thrower at the ready, and mocks him without cease by displaying his extensive knowledge of literary classics, basically inviting Montag to burn him to death. He underestimates Montag's devotion to the cause of saving books and believes himself to be superior to Montag. Beatty's hubris is his hamartia, or his tragic flaw. Resistentialism is the bizarre theory that inanimate objects can display hostile behavior toward humans. Montag is very intent on his belief that the Mechanical Hound is targeting him, and he feels that the Hound lurks dangerously close to the border between inanimate and animate. The Hound's threatening stance toward Montag could easily be explained by the assumption that Beatty had programmed it to behave that way, but Montag still worries that the Hound is 'coming alive'. The eve of May Day on which witches were held to ride to an appointed rendezvous, also known as Walpurgis Night, is still celebrated as a festival in parts of Europe to this day. The term has also come to refer to any event that has a nightmarish quality. When Mildred overdoses on sleeping pills and the machines descend down into her to purge her of muck in the dead of night, the mood is not only frightening, but surreal. Mildred wakes up not remembering the slightest bit of the incident, as if it had just been a nightmare. raven Faber repeatedly criticizes himself for showing cowardice, or being craven, throughout the duration of the novel. He resents his unwillingness to take action when books were first being eradicated, and is disgusted with himself when he sends Montag out into danger while he remains in relative safety. Faber leaves his safe haven by the end of the novel when he goes to meet the retired printer. Bibliophobia is a person who hates, fears, or distrusts books. Beatty along with many of the firemen and the society feel hostility towards books for their lack of agreement with each other and burn them for this very reason. Beatty distrusts books due to his extensive knowledge about them, but others who are not as knowledgeable hate them too. However, not knowing about books and aimlessly burning them before taking the time to read it or understand them is what this society is all about. The citizens and society reject ideas they cannot comprehend in fear they may possibly be immoral. althusian Thomas Malthus' theory that population increases faster than food supply, unless checked by war, famine, or disease, once again comes to fruition in the novel Fahrenheit 451. The city in which novel is set is very well-off, with its inhabitants being able to focus mainly on seeking pleasure and living comfortable, sedentary lives. The population most likely had been increasing at an unhealthy rate, and the atomic war checks it. Zoetic is an adjective meaning 'of or relating to life.' At the conclusion of the novel, the city is left demolished and desolate, and the saviors of literature find themselves alone. They are alive and well: survivors eagerly waiting to build up from what was lost and resurrect freedom from the ashes. They are now free to work toward the renewed acceptance of books in society. B afrous He is confused. D (shrew + d = shrewd)
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