Fahrenheit 451 Study guide

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Fahrenheit 451. About the author: Ray Bradbury. 1) Write a paragraph about the author, including the following information: - complete name. - where and when he was born. - information about his family. - famous works. - type/types of genres he wrote. - where and when he died. Cause of death. USE THE PAST SIMPLE TENSE. 2) Before reading the novel, answer the following questions: a- ​What are the potential dangers of censorship? Where do you see censorship in our society or the world today? b- How do people engage in social protests? c- Explain your thoughts about censorship. Do you think it is “good” or “bad”? Be sure to explain how censorship affects you personally. d- What is the most meaningful or important book you have ever read? What did you learn from that book that you could not have learned anywhere else? e- Do you think you spend too much time watching TV, playing video games, on the Internet or phone? Why or why not? f- ​ Here is a list of vocabulary words from ​Fahrenheit 451. ​Look up the meaning of the words you don't know, and add them to your vocabulary list in your Portfolio. ● mausoleum ● sedative ● asylum ● censor ● phoenix ● nozzle ● stolid ● fiery ● compress ● pedestrian ● subconscious ● pulverize ● stratum ● melancholy ● quiver

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olfactory proclivity cog odius trajectory

3) Analysis of the novel. a- Explain the meaning of the title. ​Can you suggest any other titles for this novel? b- Complete with information about the characters. Name of the character Guy Montag

Mildred Montag

Captain Beaty

Clarisse McClellan

Professor Faber


Mr. Phelps and Mrs. Bowles

Stoneman and Black


Knowledge or ignorance?

Static or dynamic?

c- Complete with information about the plot . - Exposition:


Major Inciting Conflict:


Rising Action:


Rising Action


Falling Action



c) Themes and symbols in the novel. d)​What is the role of technology in ​Fahrenheit 451​, and can you recognize any elements in today's world? e)20​th​ CENTURY/21​st​ CENTURY:The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been ages of mass political movements, mass media, mass entertainment, and mass consumption. Our society depends heavily on two modern inventions—the television and the automobile. Think about these inventions. Then list the positive and negative effects of each on society. Television. Positive Effects

Negative Effects

Automobile. Positive Effects

Negative Effects

f) Reflect on the following: if all automobiles and televisions (computers, and other electronic devices with screens) suddenly vanished, how would your life change? What would you do for entertainment and transportation? g) ​What other endings could Ray Bradbury have used in Fahrenheit 451?
Fahrenheit 451 Study guide

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