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Christan Reilly

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Transcript of F451

have been associated with evil and mischief. They have been linked to fire as far back as the times of Aristotle (384-322 BCE.); the word salamander is of Greek origin, and translates roughly to "Fire-Lizard". It was believed that salamanders were immune to fire, and could extinguish fire with skin secretions.
In common historic and modern usage, a
is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace or oven often used for cooking and/or heating. For centuries, the hearth was considered an integral part of a home, often its central or most important feature.
Bradbury worked out the title after conferring with his local fire department. Fahrenheit 451 is the autoignition point of paper.
The Hearth and the Salamander
New York Society for the Suppression of Vice
(NYSSV or SSV) was an institution dedicated to supervising the morality of the public, founded in 1873.
Its members pushed for additional laws against perceived immoral conduct, specifically in literature.
In 1950, the organization was dissolved.
During the spring of 1933, Nazi student organizations, professors, and librarians made up long lists of books they thought should not be read by Germans. Then, on the night of May 10, 1933, Nazis raided libraries and bookstores across Germany. They marched by torchlight in nighttime parades, sang chants, and threw books into huge bonfires. On that night more than 25,000 books were burned.
Part 1
"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way"
- Jimenez

The above quote is the epigraph to Fahrenheit 451.
Think about the meaning of this quote and put it in your own words.
Predict how this epigraph relates to the novel.

Fahrenheit 451
By: Ray Bradbury
Published in 1953
Providing Context for Book Burning
The plot is set in a future time defined by excessive authoritative control and limited personal freedom.
Books are banned, and burned by the firemen. Anyone caught reading or possessing a book is confined to a mental hospital.
Can you guess the genre based on the above description?
Bradbury's Notes
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