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Fahrenheit 451

Surabhi Poola, Madison Pobis, Nikitha Sashi

Surabhi Poola

on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury The Role of Technology Privacy Issues Control Relationships Purposes and Methods of Brainwashing Possibilities of Hope seashells hidden earphones to listen
to radio, TV, etc. Today's teens are constantly plugged into media through MP3 players, etc. billboards Hounds used to "sniff"out people who owned books
showed how government controlled people's mind
technology can be corrupted easily by using it for evil
reminiscent of GPS tracking comfort destruction knowledge Ostracized by society when we begin to question it. Illustrated by Montag's chase through the society ostracizes those who are different from the norm during cold, winter nights, seen as symbol of comfort Montag is reminded of candle in Clarisse's face salamander on badge represents how Montag is at once part of fire, redeemed from fire, and cursed by fire physical destruction of houses and books by firemen really no privacy in normal life anymore
everything has been censored
nothing of value is left
Facebook fire hounds control juxtaposition between Mildred and Clarisse:
-Mildred is cold, stoic, and static;
represents a machine
-Clarisse is warm, detail-oriented;
represents nature and unique humanity
- " 'Bet I know something else you don't. There's dew
on the grass in the morning.' He suddenly couldn't
remember if he had known this or not, and it made him quite irritable" (7). wall-to-wall tvs seashells stretched out for 200 feet so that people cannot miss them -there was one in every room
-every word and movement was monitored using this -Faber tried to use Guy as a way to accomplish things he wanted.
-secretive relationship Mildred's suicide attempt: stomach pumped by two machines. no doctor-patient care or relationship fire destroys city both literally at end, and figuratively during beginning destroyed marriage to Mildred Hope can be found in those who read
Recognize beauty in simplicity and details
Value to contributing thought to society as much as physical wealth Heller, Terry. "Fahrenheit 451: The Fireman." Magill’s Survey of American
Literature, Revised Edition. (2006): n. page. Web. 13 Sep. 2012. <http://web.ebscohost.com/lrc/detail?vid=6&hid=9&sid=34458e4f-ed80-42e9-9b35-a58ae8feb6b5@sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9bHJjLWxpdmU= Knowledge is power; threat of higher
thought (brought on by passionate fire
in books) caused the climactic chase through
the streets. Kerr, Calum A. "Literary Contexts in Novels: Ray Bradbury." Literary Contexts in
Novels: Ray Bradbury. 1. (2008): 1. Web. 13 Sep. 2012. <http://web.ebscohost.com/lrc/detail?vid=6&hid=9&sid=34458e4f-ed80-42e9-9b35-a58ae8feb6b5@sessionmgr11&bdata=JnNpdGU9bHJjLWxpdmU= Dietz, Frank. "Fahrenheit 451." Masterplots, Fourth Edition. (2010): 1-3. Web. 31 Aug. 2012.
<http://web.ebscohost.com/lrc/detail?vid=3&hid=21&sid=7d82a362-9513-43ec-b82e-f6bbc323bc63@sessionmgr13&bdata=JnNpdGU9bHJjLWxpdmU= Citations Beatty reveals that the original purpose of burning books was to make society equal: quiets severe intellectualism Irony that fire by very nature is uncontrollable, but being used as method of control and domination Fahrenheit 451-the temperature at which books burn firemen are drunk on power that they get from burning books
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