Fahrenheit 451


Book Title: Fahrenheit 451 Author: Ray Bradbury Original

date of publication: 1953 Part A.) The Author. Visit the

reference section of a library. Drawing from at least two

sources, share the life story of the author. Discuss how the

author\'s life and circumstances may have influenced the

novel. (Use your own words.) Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury

was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. Ray

Bradbury is an American novelist, short-story writer,

essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Bradbury\'s first

book that got published was "Hollerbochens Dilemma".

Bradbury\'s most popular novel, was Fahrenheit 451, it was

released in 1953. Ray Bradbury has been awarded the O.

Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award in

1954. Bradbury was an imaginative child, and being the

creative child he was he was prone to nightmares. I think the

way he thought when he was a child is finally coming out and

he is writing about his fantasies. Source: May, Keith M.

Aldous Huxley. Paul Elek Books Ltd., 1972 Source: Allen,

Walter The Modern Novel. Dutton, 1964 Part B.) The Plot.

In clear careful sentences. Summarize the plot. Try to limit

your synopsis to 300-350 words. This book takes place in

the future, in Elm City. The book takes place around a man

named, Guy Montage. Guy was married to his wife, Mildred

Montage. Guy had an unusual job; it was not to put out fires

but to start them. He would start books on fire, because it

was against the law to read books. The reason the books

were being burnt was because people were afraid of them,

they thought they put bad ideas in your head that you don\'t

need, at least that is what Guys boss Captain Beatty

believed. Guy never thought he was doing anything wrong till

he talked to a seventeen-year-old girl, who said that people

weren\'t always afraid of books. Then the next time he was

supposed to burn some books, he took one home with him.

Later on his boss Captain Beatty found out, and she said this

was his only chance, and he ignored it and she later burns

down his house, and then his wife left him because of it. All

he had was a book, and with that he fought the society.

Discuss (describe) the scene you find the most dramatic. The

scene I found to be the most dramatic, would have to be

when Guy was on a burning streak, and he got to a house

with a women and a lot of books, she would not get out of

the house so he could burn the books, so he burnt her with

the books, killing her. Share the scene you find the most

amusing. If there is not one, discuss this. The one scene I

found the most amusing would have to be when Guy and his

wife, Mildred were in the house looking at some books

when his boss Captain Beatty, made a surprise visit. Once

they saw her at the door they scrambled around the house to

try to hide the books so she wouldn\'t see them, while yelling,

"be there in a minute Beauty". If you could Change anything

about the plot, what would it be and why? If I could change

anything about the plot I might change the part about

Clarisse McClellan, the girl my age, to live instead of dying

like she does in the book. The reason I say that is because,

she is the one who opened Guys eyes to see that what he

was doing was wrong. Part C. The Setting. Explain the main

setting (time and place) of the novel. This book took place in

a little city named, Elm City. The novel took place in the

future. Does the setting change? How? The setting does

change, it changes when he got caught reading books, from

then on he had to flee his city, and run from the law. Would

the story be effective if it were set in another time/place?

Explain. I don\'t think the book would be as effective in the

past or present, because we know the past, and present,

and according to this book, it is not true. What truth about

society or about human condition does this book reveal? In

this novel, Guy Montage has a wife Mildred. Just like in

today\'s society they fight. What is different is that unlike

today\'s society they still stay together, instead of getting

divorced. The Montages also thought that was the way a

marriage was supposed to be like. Guy Montage is able to

see through the government and the official policies of his

society. He does by questioning everything around him. This

novel represents