Fahrenheit 451 - Chapter 3
AS OF 1/1/13, THIS ASSIGNMENT IS COMPLETE AND NOLONGER
CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA THIS BLOG. SEE MR. DAWURSK TO
COMPLETE AS AN ALTERNATIVE LATE ASSIGNMENT.
First, choose just THREE questions from the eight below
and write at least a one paragraph response for each of the questions you
chose. Put all the paragraph responses under the same comment. Include any
evidence from the reading to prove your arguments (your point of views).
Next, after you have
written your comments, then write a one to two sentence reply to
someone else's paragraphs.
Finally, this blog assignment
is due no later than 9 AM on Friday, December 7, 2012.
Here are the questions. Remember to choose only THREE to answer.
- What is the explanation which Montag and Faber arrive at for how so very much could have happened within one week? Why? Explain your answer.
- Describe the effects of the war as Montag imagined them. Why? Explain your answer.
- What is the promise at the end of the novel? Why? Explain your answer.
- What’s up with those chapter divisions? Does the plot seem suited to its three-part format? What do you make of those chapter titles? Explain your answer.
- Does the violence prevalent in the futuristic world of this novel comment in any way on our own society? Do we, in a way, love violence as well? Is there anything wrong with that? What’s healthy and what’s not?
- Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but since Captain Beatty cites censorship as one of the main reasons books ended up banned, we’re going to ask you this question anyway: where can we draw the line with appropriate censorship and shameless destruction of information?
- Check out the cover image for the 50th Anniversary Edition. What do you make of the fact that a man, made of books, is being burned, rather than just a pile of books?
- Bradbury says his novel is about TV replacing books, not about censorship. Does he get to say what his book is about? Is he “right”?