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Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 P Montag, Clarisse, and Faber are the main protagonists in Fahrenheit 451. Faber blames himself for being a coward for not speaking up against book burning, but he shows himself capable of acts that require great courage and places himself in considerable danger for the good of society. Clarisse introduces Montag to the world’s potential for beauty and meaning with her gentle innocence and curiosity. which leads him to his change of actions towards book burning. Last but not least, Montag’s faith in his profession and his society begins to change almost immediately after his encounter with Clarisse, he suddenly realizes the emptiness of his life and starts to search for meaning in the books he is supposed to be burning. Though he is sometimes rash and has a hard time thinking for himself, he is determined to break free from the status quo. R There is no religion in this civilization. Even though it may seem as though their society is perfect, on the inside it is complete chaos. The government uses religion for commercial purposes like they do with everything else. abefaction U V agabond W Wakerife means wakeful or indisposed to sleep. Mildred has trouble sleeping so she takes pills to help her calm down. One night when Mildred was taking her pills, she overdosed and almost committed suicide. apness Coco Braggiato Nickoo Azimpoor Meagan Albosta Allison Wallin A Kealy McKee Means complete composure or self-assurance. Throughout the beginning of the story, Clarisse was very proud of her believes, and what she stood for. Her character revealed self confidence,and the audacity to speak her mind. M Z Zany means ludicrous or foolish. Both Beatty and Mildred think Montag is crazy for wanting to figure out what books have inside of them. The only person that thinks what Montag is doing is good is Faber, and he helps Guy until his escape to the woods. B The people in this futuristic society have no say in anything. Their opinions are diminished in order to experience the pleasure they ultimately desire. The citizens have had their thoughts and ideas taken from them by the government in order to produce complete control. Brainwash means to persuade completely, often through coercion. In F451 Montag is brainwashed by Society and Beatty to believe that burning books is okay and completely fine. He doesn’t question it until he meets Clarisse and she changes his opinion and outlook on life. D Clarisse's eccentric dandelion love test incited Montag to question his relationship with Mildred. The test consisted of rubbing a dandelion under one's chin; if the pollen rubbed off, you were in love. Montag wonders that if his relationship with Mildred is unstable, what else in his life could be wrong. I Insurgent means one with a rebellious nature. After Montag learned of the excitement books contained, he became a rebel to society. His acts of defiance like keeping the books, characterized him as an opponent to the civilization's norm. Q Quandary means one who has doubt or is puzzled. After Montag met Clarisse, he had serious doubts about his occupation, marriage, and role in society. This led to him questioning his overall life which ultimately brings him to becoming a book lover and society rebel. H Heartbroken is one word that Montag did not feel when Mildred left him. Instead, he wondered if he should feel bad for not missing her. Montag lived his life through a kaleidoscope of darkness and book burning. Clarisse was the symbol of light that made him look through his kaleidoscope differently, to see his true colors of new rational decisions. nsurgent ute plomb K rainwash aleidoscope andelion uandary eartbroken ltimatum Montag is confused about his life and what to truly believe in the society he is surrounded in. He is constantly lost in himself and is trying to figure out who he is throughout most of the novel. He repeatedly questions himself if he truly love his own wife, Mildred. At one point in the novel, he is even unable to remember where he met Mildred, until towards the end of the novel it finally comes to him. ost rotagonist L O pposite Throughout the book, the differences between Mildred and Montag become very apparent. Montag has an open mind and full heart, while Mildred is very apathetic depends on pills. Their true colors shine, and tear them apart. C ataphysical S alamander Montag and his firemen crew wear black uniforms with a salamander attached to their sleeve of their uniforms and they also call their fire truck a “salamander”. Salamanders were once believed to live in fire without being consumed by it. Vagabond means a person who walks about aimlessly with no definite belonging. The traveling professors have never fit into the society on account of their love of books. These people just wander around the country while picking up bits and pieces of information from books. E stiferous Estiferous means to produce heat.When Montag meets the group of intellects he realizes that their fire is useful instead of harmful. This symbolizes the leaving behind of his old destructive life and continuing on into a beneficial being. J abberwock Jabberwock means gibberish or nonsense.Many of the people in this society believe that books are filled with meaningless things. It’s not until Montag dares to read one of the books he stole that he realizes that they are filled with information; what the government and Beatty say about the books has all been a lie. regarious An ultimatum is a demand whose fulfillment is requested in a specified period of time and which is backed up by a threat to be followed through in case of noncompliance. Beatty is threatening Montag with an ultimatum of burning down his house, if he does not turn in the book within 24 hours. Afterwards, he ends up having his house burned down due to Mildred pulling the alarm. Means seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. Clarisse loves the company of others, and will talk to anyone that will listen. She talks to Montag everyday on the street, and is the person responsible for planting the questioning seed in Montag`s mind. N aive Means unaffectedly or sometimes foolishly simple or childlike. Mildred is seen to be naive throughout the novel because she spends all day watching television for her own pleasure and she also acts like she is not her own age, but instead more like a child. G X anthippe Means ill tempered women. Mildred is seen to be somebody who is mentally brainwashed by the society. She constantly takes pills, thinking it makes her a better person, but it actually makes her go mentally crazy. She is also represents how the majority of the society acts like. F atuous Yapness means hunger. Montag displays a desire for books, and does everything possible to save them. He can`t handle his relish for literature, which eventually gets him caught. Beatty has an appetite for fire. He receives a satisfaction in his eyes, and warmth in his heart every time he sees or smells fire. Fire is what he craves. Means silly and pointless. Clarisse and her family are seen as an unimportant part of the society and they are also seen as a threat at the same time. The whole family is said to be unusual, such as Clarisse trying to socialize with people by starting conversations with people she may not know and Clarisse's uncle driving too slowly on the highway or simply just being a pedestrian. Y Cataphysical means unnatural or fake. The government pressures people to think or feel a certain way; their actions always to be forced and don't come natural to them. Almost everything the people in this society have is artificial or unreal. Mildred has a fake family ,in the parlor, which she has become to think is real. The mechanical hound is a man made machine to help the workers find books, but it acts like a search dog. eligion akerife any Phy 2nd Period Means wasting away. Mildred wastes her life on watching television shows, and taking sleeping pills. She just sits at home with her seashell radio, and does nothing special with her life. She goes through the motions of life without actually living it. T
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