Fahrenheit 451 Part 1 Responses 1. The significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes is that it shows that Clarisse is different. She is special. In this dystopia that Ray Bradbury has made, Clarisse is the one unique part of the society, the “flaw.” 2. In the childhood memory that Clarisse caused Montag to recall, Montag was a child and the power went out in his house. Montag’s mother had lit a candle. He found an “hour of rediscovery, of such illumination that space lost its vast dimensions and drew comfortably around them,” and both mother and son transformed, hoping that the power doesn’t come back on. 3. The two mannerisms, of Montag, that Clarisse pointed out were that Montag laughs at the things she says, regardless of if they’re funny or not, and that he doesn't take a few minutes or some amount of time to think before answering her questions. 4. The Mclellans were looked at as peculiar because they would do things such as leave all the lights open in their house, stay up, and talk with eachother. Clarisse’s uncle would often get jailed for doing something “wrong” and against the law. 5. Clarisse asks Montag, “Are you happy?” and this is significant because this question loops in Montag’s head for the rest of the book. This question sparks this so-called “revolution” in Montag’s head. 6. The extended metaphor that describes Clarisse through Montag’s eyes when he went inside his home was, “She had a very thin face like the dial of a small clock seen faintly in a dark room in the middle of a night when you waken to see the time and see the clock telling you the hour and the minute and the second, with a white silence and a glowing, all certainty and knowing what it has to tell of the night passing swiftly on toward further darknesses but moving also toward a new sun.” 7. Clarisse is inquisitive and thoughtful, and, at first, seems to irritate Montag because she challenges his beliefs with her questioning. In a
1. The image that this creates is that the firemen do not care at all if a house is burning. They joke around saying that they want to pull out some marshmallows and roast them from the burning house.
2. The significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes is that she is not like everyone else. She has a special feature that not everybody else has.
3. Montag had a child memory of one time as a child when there was a power failure, and his mother had found and lit a last candle….
Reading Log 1- Fahrenheit 451
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So far in my reading of Fahrenheit 451, I have learned about a man named Guy Montag. So far Montag’s life has not been filled with excitement or thrill, he has a pretty dull and boring life. Montag is married, but he isn't very content with it. He has just begun to understand how life really is. He and the people of this unknown city are living in the 24th century. Montag is a fireman in his 30’s and he along with many other….
not a happy place, and he seems to be very depressed and sad when at his house. The firehouse is described as having a brass pole, and the list of forbidden books posted on the wall. To me the firehouse is kind of a scary place.
The theme of Fahrenheit 451 is literature and writing. Books are banned in thas world. If you’re caught with any books in your possession, the fire department will come and set house on fire, Even though we don’t see too many of them, books are a huge deal in this story….
(MIP-1) In the society the families are attached to technology which causes them to not have human like traits. (SIP-A) Families are so attached they do not socialize or communicate with one another. (STEWE-1)As Mildred refers to the TV character as her family, “‘Now,’ said Mildred, ‘my ‘family’ is people. They tell me things; I laugh, they laugh! And the colors!’” (69). Mildred calls the people on the TV her family. She does not refer to Montag as family as well. Mildred thinks that she has a family….
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury presented me with a greater understanding of what some people predicted a futuristic society would represent, and how the world differs from what Ray Bradbury depicted. The novel elucidated the fact that this community frowns upon books very harshly, and this society has made a job description to burn houses that contain books in them. The whole time I was reading this novel I was thinking that this society could be my community right now by reading the….
The novel “Farenheit 451” written Ray Bradbury between 1950 and 1953 is thought provoking novel which raises important concerns about what the future may hold. Predominantly told through the eyes of the protagonist Guy Montag Bradbury warns humanity of a future containing mind manipulation, abuse of technology and heavy government censorship. The purpose of this book is clearly to warn society of the path we are headed to if we continue to value new technology over knowledge by showing us “that although….
In Fahrenheit 451, I think that with school being nothing but runners, jumpers, tinkers, racers, grabbers, snatchers, fliers, and swimmers instead of observers, critics, smarties, and imaginative creators, the word intellectual', of course, became the curse word it deserved to be.
The more important one is knowing how to do things and actually doing those things that know how to do and what you want to do. I think our society values knowing how to do things and doing those things because if nobody….
Characterization Fahrenheit 451 Short Response
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian future when all books are required to be burned. The story is about Guy Montag, a stoic fireman whose job it is to burn books. He wears a fire helmet with the numbers 451, which represents the temperature at which paper burns. Montag takes pride in his job and does what he has been told without questioning it. In the beginning of the book, he thinks of himself as being happy. There is always a “fiery” smile on….
Censorship or Knowledge
Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 is a good example of censorship and restriction and the results of what can happen because of this. Ray Bradbury predicts in his novel that the future is without literature -- everything from newspapers to novels to the Bible. This novel is about a world that is so structured and censored that even a common fireman exist not to fight fires, for all buildings are fireproof, but instead to burn books. Books are made to….
Violence Is Frequently Relevant To the Society in Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury. In Bradbury’s futuristic novel, violence is prevalently revealed in the society. Violence in society is aggression, cruelty, rough or injurious physical actions and treatment towards the citizens and civilization in the society, where everyone has the same theory and beliefs on the way one should act. In Fahrenheit 451, everyone is careless and relatively violent with the exception….