An Analysis of Fahrenheit 451

Topics: Fahrenheit 451 / Pages: 4 (918 words) / Published: Sep 20th, 2010
Fahrenheit 451
Part 1: The Hearth and the Salamander
1. What is the significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes?

A. it Dignifies Montag as he remembers the time when electricity had gone out and his mom had lit a candle that in a sense brought them together and made each other feel safe by one another. When he looks in Clarisse’s eyes, he feels safe and comfortable being with her with no worries whatsoever.

2. Clarisse causes Montag to recall a childhood memory in which a wish was embedded. What was the significance of the memory and the wish?

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3. What two observations does Clarisse make about Montag’s conversational mannerisms?

A. For some reason Montag decides to laugh at her making her say that it is strange that he is laughing when she has not been trying to be funny and he always answers without thinking about the question that he has been asked.

4. What things do the McClellans do which cause them to be classified as peculiar?

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5. What final question does Clarisse ask Montag on the night of their first encounter? Why is the question important to the plot?

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6. When Montag enters home, he stares at the blank wall, but in memory sees Clarisse. What extended simile describes how he sees her? What is significant about the comparison?

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7. Find two further similes Montag uses to describe Clarisse. Do the similes have any other purpose other than characterize Clarisse?

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8. Describe the bedroom which Montag enters. Whom does the setting characterize?

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9. At this point of realization, what happens to the smile on Montag’s face, and what is his answer to Clarisse’s question?

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10. What event occurs that night which provides Montag with an impression of the state of society? What is that impression?

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11. In contrast, what does Montag next hear and long for?

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12. What test of love does Clarisse give Montag, and how does he respond to it?

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13. Describe

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