Tuesday, March 18, 2014

We're English 10 Nerds and Loving It: March 18, 2014

Focus: What does our future look like, according to Bradbury?

1. Warming up: Considering what you'd like to read on Fridays...

Option 1: Catch up/get ahead in Fahrenheit 451

Option 2: Select a banned book to read; click HERE for the letter to your parents and a list of popular banned books.

Option 3: Select a dystopian novel to read; click HERE for the letter to your parents, but click HERE for a list of popular dystopian novels (you'll need to scroll down just a little).


2. Enjoying Fahrenheit 451 Fishbowl #3: Pages 40-63

3. Wrapping up

HW:
1. For Thursday, please prepare for fishbowl discussion by reading pages 63-80 in Fahrenheit 451 and completing the other side of your yellow observation chart/reading journal.

2. Please bring your yellow F451 vocabulary packet to class tomorrow for a little vocab. review (remember that this Friday will be your quiz over words 1-15).

3. Start thinking about which option you're going to take for Friday reading time; if you want to start reading your banned/dystopian novel on Friday, go ahead and bring it along with your signed proposal.

256 comments:

  1. Why does the government not want books?

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    1. I dont think that they want books I think that it would just be the stuff in the books that they dont want people to know

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    2. They want to be able to control what the people know.

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    3. The government doesn't want books because people will gain more knowledge and then they will be able to express their own ideas which the government doesn't want.

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  2. "His hands had been infected and soon his arm would be." What does the author mean by infected?

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  3. "a man was behind each one of those books (page 51). Think that he is going to keep the book in a safe place and read it often. It seems to me that by reading something new, his mind has questioned his life. By reading the book, it is a way for him to remember Clarisse.

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    1. I think that it is a sign that he is remembering her in some sort of way that just makes him think of her.

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  4. "He stumbled forward the bed and shoved the book clumsily under his pillow."
    I think that he seems kind of delusional and out of it.

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  5. "Ten minutes after death a man's a speck of black dust, let's not quibble over individuals with memoriums." pg 60. What can this say about Beatty's view on death? He is basically saying that death is something we don't need to mourn over.

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  6. Why is Montag so worried about Clarisse? What does this represent?

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    1. She vanished without her telling him anything. This could foreshadow a reconciliation between the two in the future.

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  7. Do you think the government eliminating books from society will keep those who seek knowledge from finding it?

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  8. "Run over by a car" p 47. What an unexpected tun in the story, I really thought that she was going to be an important character through the story. Who will be Montag's guide now that she is gone?

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  9. "Let me alone, said Mildred. I didnt do anything."(page 52) Why do you think they are doing this what is the point?

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  10. why do you think montag suddently developed a liking for books? could it be because of his desire to find out more about the old world?

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    1. I think it is because he has realized many of the flaws in the new world, and he wants to know more about the old world. He wants to learn the differences and find out ore about the old world and what made it so great.

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    2. I think Montag has begun to think independently and question society and how a lot of the things they do does not make sense.

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  11. On page 60 it says " there was a girl next door... shes gone now, I think dead." Did the government kill this girl?

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  12. On page 49 Montag is claiming to Mildred that he is sick he says "What about the aspirin?" she replies with "You've never been sick before." Why do you think Montag all of a sudden just becomes sick? Do you think he is sick with guilt? Or do you think, that everyone has always been sick, but they have been sick for so long they don't know the difference. This might be Montags way of "waking up" and seeing the reality of everything.

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    1. He is not physically sick, he is mentally disturbed because he just took the book from the house.

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  13. "Nothing you can teach or believe. They're about nonexistent people, figments of imagination, if they're fiction." pg 62. This shows how ironic Captain Beatty is as a person. He is telling people to not read books but he is obviously very educated himself. He has more knowledge than other people which gives him power.

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    1. Do you think that with this power he could end up posing as a threat?

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  14. Do you think the mechanical hound was the second visitor on the day Montag called in sick? If not who do you think it could be?

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  15. "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal." (Pg. 58). Why is there such a desire for everyone to be equal in this book? Why is diversity not wanted, what makes it inferior?

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  16. Is montag really sick? or is he just sick of working at the firestation?

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  17. I think montag will be caught by beatty and the police force, and be forced to burn down his own home.

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    1. How did Beatty not notice something was wrong when Mildred was trying to fix Montags pillow? Especially since he was talking to Montag about what happens when a fireman takes a book, I think Beatty knows that Montag is reading

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  18. Why is Montag's wife so obsessed with TV? Where does this extreme passion come from? Do you ever think she could overcome it?

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    1. I think she is obsessed with TV because at this point she is basically brainwashed and she does not know what else she would do. All she knows is TV so that is what she continues doing. Yes I do think she can overcome it and break the cycle but i do not think this will happen.

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  19. The book says "Funerals are unhappy, eliminate them too.... burn all burn everything, fire is bright fire is clean." Why do they believe that burning everything is the answer. In this society fire is what makes the world better. This is much different from our society now because we panic at the site of fire.

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  20. What is the significance of this quote? "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal. . . . A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it."

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  21. Does Montag's wife want him to get in trouble with Beatty?

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  22. What role does Mildred play? What purpose does she serve?

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  23. "We'd certainly miss you if you didn't show," said Beatty on page 63. This shows that Beatty is beginning to realize that Montag is starting to move farther away from present day society. How long do you think it will be before he figures out the truth?

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  24. "Every fireman, sooner or later, hits this. They only need understanding, to know how the wheels run."(page 53) What is the significance of this quote and how do you think it will effect the rest of the story?

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  25. Why do you think In his explication of the history of book burning, Beatty equates deep thought with sadness, which he rejects as categorically evil? What do you think goes through his mind to believe this?

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  26. "Montag reached for the book under his pillow." What do you think the book symbolizes in the story?

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    1. I believe that Montag reaching the book symbolizes him reaching for knowledge. I think he is going to realize how important knowledge is and I believe he is going do something about what is going on with the books.

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  27. At the start of the book, the conversations between Montag and Mildred are dull and bland. As the book progresses they become more and more complicated. They start feeling anger making them have longer and more real conversations. Do you think that Montag is like a flame? He is spreading.

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    1. I think Montag has started becoming aware that Mildred is just like everyone else, she doesn't have her own thoughts. It must be hard living with all of these mindless drones

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  28. The world would be better off with more difference because people would have more success. Do you think the world would be better with difference?

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  29. What do you think brought Montage to realize he was, "a silly empty man near a silly empty woman," (page 44)?

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  30. "At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch. What do the books say he wonders." on page 62. Do you think that Beatty is trying to trick Montag into admitting everything that he has done?

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  31. "Don' step on the toes of the dog lovers, cat lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs." P57 I find this quote to be very strange, how can a society that large make everybody happy, it doesn't seem possible.

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    1. It seems that it is not possible to make everyone happy. I think there are many people who aren't happy in this society, it is just not seen

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  32. Why do you think Beatty reveals some personal information here, telling Montag that he’s tried to understand the universe and knows firsthand its melancholy tendency to make people feel bestial and lonely?

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  33. Many of these people appear to be crazy. I think this is because they can't be them selves.

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  34. "Mildred's hand had frozen behind the pillow" (pg. 56). It seems that throughout the book Mildred's hand hasn't been the only thing described as frozen, but her personality as well. Montag as grown to realizes how dull her personality is, and how she is a lot like other people, and how almost all of society has become dull, or frozen.

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  35. On page 57 why does the subject change and why do they start talking about sports and what they think is a good sport and what isnt?

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  36. Do you think that if people wouldn't have started getting into athletics and arts that the society in described in the book would be different? Or was it an inevitable future?

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  37. On page 54 it says, "Once, books appealed to a few people, here, there, everywhere. They could afford to be different....." This is he reason why they don't want people to read books because then they will be different. Why does the government not want people to be different?

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    1. The government doesn't want people to be different because then they would have to deal with controversy and conflict and they don't want to do that.

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  38. On page 49 it says "He pressed at the pain in his eyes and suddenly the odor of kerosene made him vomit" Why would the kerosene make him vomit. He has been working as a firemen for so long now, and all of a sudden he gets sick? I think this means he's almost coming out of his shell that protected him from the reality of everything. He knows what he does for a living is wrong and now he can know the truth of it all.

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  39. "how would it be if, well I quieted my job?" Why do you think Motag feels the need to quit his job?

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    1. He does not believe his job is good and he does not want to be apart of that which he does not agree with.

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  40. What does Montag have such a powerful desire to read, it his effort futile, or do you think he will fins something incredible?

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  41. Do you think that our government will ever get to this stage of control over us?

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  42. Why did montag all of a sudden have the nerve to risk everything he worked so hard for? is there a bigger plan to all of his foolish actions, and im wondering how it'll come into play.

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  43. Why is Montag's wife standing idly by as he does something extremely illegal, does this show that she truly does love him?

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    1. I think that she is just ignoring him completely because, she wants to be out of the relationship

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    2. I think that this shows that she is in agreement with him and what he is doing do she doesn't want to stop him.

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  44. Why do you think that the government thinks that books could be a very bad powerful influence? What are they worried that the people will find out?

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  45. Do you think Montag is going to get caught up in the world of books and lose control of this want for more knowledge?

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  46. "I realized that a man was behind each one of those books."
    What does he mean by this? Writing? The death of men from the burning books?

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    1. Why can;t Mildred remember when she and Montag met? Wouldn't that make Montag feel as though his relationship with his wife was shallow and pointless?

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  47. "he stumbled over to the bed and shoved the book clumsily under the cold pillow." Is Montag intoxicated in this scene? Why doesn't he hide the book in a better spot then under his pillow? Shouldn't he be worried about getting caught?

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  48. In the society seen in the book, everyone is supposed to be equal and happy. To me, it appears that on the surface everyone seems happy when they are not. People probably act like they are happy, and are like everyone else, but this may be because they are in fear of what might happen if they don't. This doesn't seem like an equal society, it is a fearful society.

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  49. Do you think this society could be considered selfish? How does that compare to our society?

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    1. Absolutely. They don't think about other, people, events, ideas, etc., which is why they are in the state which they are in.

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    2. I wouldn't classify the whole society as selfish, but rather shallow. People can't seem to have meaningful relationships and have conversations with depth.

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  50. Do you think that he is going to keep reading books or do you think he will stop?

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  51. Do you think that Montag will ever be able to escape the government's strong hold or will he end up dying in the process?

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  52. why does the government not want books?

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    1. This quote shows why the government doesn't want books, "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal . . . A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind."

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  53. Why does Montag suddenly want to quit his job?

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    1. Because he's beginning to think.

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    2. What's he beginning to think about?

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    3. Great question Joey. I think Montag finally realizes what the government is doing. He wants to change things because he sees that people aren't truly happy

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  54. What does Montag stealing the book symbolize?

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  55. On pg 62 when Beatty tells Montag "At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch. What do the books say..." Does the fire chief know that Montag is hiding a book in his house?

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  56. Is Montag emotionless? Or is this normal of the whole society? If their relationship is so false, why do they stay together?

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    1. I believe that Montag is one of the furthest things from emotionless. I just think that it is difficult for him to express his emotions, he isn't quite sure what to do when he starts to feel a certain way; it's like he hasnt found a way to cope with his feelings with Clarrise not around.

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  57. Did Montag regret everything that he did after he told Mildred he didn't like his job?

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    1. I think in a way yes but at the same time I think he will always enjoy burning things.

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  58. Montag is devastated when he hears about Clarrise dying because he knows that he is much more affected by the death of her, rather than how unaffected he would feel if Mildred were to die.

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  59. On page 41 the author states "So it was the hand that started it all." What could the author mean by this? What could one hand possibly start?

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  60. page 49-"He pressed at the pain in his eyes and suddenly the odor of kerosene made him vomit" Why would the kerosene make him vomit. He has been working as a firemen for so long now, and all of a sudden he gets sick? I think this means he's almost coming out of his shell that protected him from the reality of everything. He knows what he does for a living is wrong and now he can know the truth of it all.

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    1. I think Montag getting sick has a deeper meaning. I think it could symbolize him being sick of his job, or just sick of the society he is forced to live in.

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  62. How has Montag and Mildred's relationship changed?

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    1. It actually hasn't changed, they both have just come to a realization that they are bored with each other and their own lives

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    2. I think that Montag is starting to realize how little he values their relationship and he is starting to notice how she doesn't really care and he doesn't care either.

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  63. I think this is where Montag questions whether his job and life is really worth anything. He reflects back on the dandelion incident and wonders why he is even with someone that he doesn't love.

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  64. Mildred is sick of her repetitive life and her husband, so I think she's hesitant to help her husband when she's sick of him. Also, she tried to kill herself earlier (pg 13), so obviously life isn't very valuable to her.

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    1. I don't think life is important to anyone because people are constantly being killed and trying to kill them selves and no one seems to care about it at all

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  65. "His hands had been infected and soon his arm would be." What does the author mean by infected?

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  66. On page 46 he author states "But the speech not piercing the crystal barrier." Is the speech not powerful enough? Are words not enough to get the point across?

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  68. When Beatty is talking about the popularity of radio and television in the olden days he says, "And because they have mass, they became simpler." How does this statement continue to hold true today? Do you agree that with more people and technologies our world is becoming simpler? Or is it becoming more complex?

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    1. I think that it almost doesn't hold true today because with the more people we have and the more technologies our world will become more complex because they will be able to do more and more things. An it will be harder for us to keep up as our world may becoming smarter than us.

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  69. when Montag says "we burned an old woman with her books today." pg 47 and Mildred doesn't reply and just continues to have her own conversation. Are they just trained not to think about things too much?

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  70. Is Montag's and Mildred's relationship real?

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    1. The relationships seems very forced. They don't seem to actually love each other. I can relate their relationship to Hermia's and Demetrius's relationship from A Midsummer's Night Dream.

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    2. I think the relationship is a lot like a high school relationship. Very unstable and unsure of what they want

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  71. "'Do you ever read any of the books you burn?'
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    'Oh. Of course.'"
    This is so indicative of their society. By saying this, the author was able to say what the whole society is like.

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  72. on page 62 " Well then, what if a fireman accidentally, really not intending anything, takes a book home with him?'' do you think he's trying to tell hat he brought the book home?

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  73. "That's my family." "Will you turn it off for a sick man?" (49)
    Is family able to be replaced with falseness. What happened to her real family? Beatty talks about how they kept moving the age that kids start schooling to younger and younger. Has the idea of family died? Do people ever really know their family in this society?

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  74. I think montag just started getting sick of everything in his life. Theres a pressure building up in him and he doesnt know how to handle it.Hes stuck in a relationship void of love and a job that kills, neither of which he wants. I think he truly wants to love his wife but he just doesnt anymore its hard to love a stranger that ignores you and finds tv more important.

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  75. What could the front porches symbolize? Could it possibly symbolize communication since that is what they were used for?

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    1. I think you are right in saying that it symbolizes communication because in the book that is where Montag would talk to Clarisse.

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    2. Montag talks about how he thinks about the olden days and how people used to sit and socialize on their porches. He also thinks about how the world is getting too big and nobody knows anyone anymore. I think that front porches symbolize community and relationships, which they don't have anymore.

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  76. Do you think that a revolt against the government is coming? if so, will Montag lead the revolt?

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    1. I dont think there is a revolt, I think he will leave the city with other people

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  78. Why did Mildred want the book from Montag on page 53 she was trying to get the book but Montag said no everytime.

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    1. She was trying to adjust his pillow and he didnt want her to because he had the book under his pillow. When Mildred found the book she was shocked but then left him alone

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  79. Why do you think Beatty hates books?

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  80. When Montag tells Mildred that they burned a woman, and he was upset, she went off on him saying "She is nothing to me; she shouldn't have had books in her house"(51). How get it get to the point to where they care so little for everyone and everything else?

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    1. They only really care about themselves. They don't want to be in trouble or being caught for doing anything wrong they will make themselves not care about anyone else.

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  81. On page 53 the author states "Blow out, strike, blow out, strike, speak a few words." Are little flames of fires capable of sending us messages by their actions?

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  82. Do you think the society they're living in is happening in a certain part of the world? Or all over the world?

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    1. It could be happening all over the world because its common in the age of the story.

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  83. On pg. 45 Montag asks himself, "How can one be this empty?", he is honestly confused to how he could lack so much love for someone that he is married to. It makes me question to why him and Mildred married in the first place and what prompted them to.

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  84. People in this society wanted to erase all bad feelings, but in the posses did they destroy all feelings and emotions. Is the world safer with no emotion, no body grows angry? I think that they have some sense of emotion but it is very clouded,the people feel something but not fully.

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    1. I think that the world is safer without emotion because no one will be angry and no violence would happen

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  85. hy do you think montag suddenly developed a liking for books? could it be because of his desire to find out more about the old world?

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    1. Well since the books are a link to the old past it would lead to his liking of them because it helps him learn about the old past.

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    2. I think once Clarisse told him about old firefighters and how they put out fires instead of start them. Also, how books used to be a common thing in society.

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  86. How do Mildred and Beatty disagree with the society changing?

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  87. On page 50 Beatty talks about why books became illegal. He was saying that if a book offended someone, the government got rid of it until there were no books left

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    1. The government thought that books caused violence and makes the society less peaceful. Other people want them to be gone too.

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  88. Did people want to forget about the books, or were they forced to?

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    1. I think that the government (or whoever is controlling this society) probably convinced the people that books are wrong and they destroy the society that everyone wants so the people just gave them up.

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  89. Is there somebody that is controlling all of these people? If so, how did they get everyone to think simply and how did they burn all of the books?

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    1. I think that Montag is controlling everybody so far in the book. He has the most power over everybody.

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  90. "Don' step on the toes of the dog lovers, cat lovers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, chiefs." pg 57 I find this quote to be very strange, how can a society that large make everybody happy, it doesn't seem possible.

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  92. What does the author mean by "What do the books say." What is his message?

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  93. Are books the reason Clarisse is different? Can books change a person?

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    1. I don't think it's the books that changed her, I think she has just been in a family that acts different than everyone else

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    2. Partially because she is the only person shown in this book that is really questioning their society.

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  94. What do you think pushed the society to try and push out all offensive things? Do you think they knew what they were starting?

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    1. The people wanted to always feel happy all the time.The information from the books are making them feel sad so they wanted to get rid of that.

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  95. Do you think the burning of the books symbolizes now days all of our books and our lives so dependent on technology?

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    1. I think it symbolizes the need for everyone to feel equally knowledgeable

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  96. pg 57. Why did the government try to make everyone happy? Why do the people hate the information of the books?

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  97. Why is Montag worried about Clarisse? What do you think this represents?

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    1. I think there's a chance he's in love with her. There's a lot of signs throughout the book.

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    2. Montag is worried about Clarisse because she is the person that really made him think about their society. Their relationship shows that they are thinking different of their society and they are going against their society's rules.

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  98. How far is Montag willing to go to make Mildred keep quiet about his book?

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    1. A desperate man is capable of anything. His lack of love for his life makes Montag even more dangerous to Mildred.

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  99. Why does the government not want books?

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    1. I think that they want everyone to be equal and the way to do this is to get rid of history and knowledge so the people can't figure out that they are different from others.

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    2. Going back to when Mrs. LeClaire stepped into the conversation and read Mildred's speech out loud, I think that's really the eye opener for the reader because we begin to see that the situation with the books is really society's fault, not the government's doing.

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  100. On page 59 Beatty told Montag that every fireman gets an itch. He wondered that he was supposed to scratch it. What did Beatty mean by the itch?

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    1. he means that every fireman wants to look inside a book at some point in their career

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    2. The urge to see what a book is like to read to understand what they are burning and see if they wish that they didn't do that.

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    3. He meant that eventually every fireman gets curious about books and he is tempted to read it and find out about why they are so bad.

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  101. Does Mildred see the TV as real? Can a person love something that is not real? Can you connect to people better face to face or with technology? Is there a certain security or peace that you find when you are plunged into technology? Technology can make gaps in relationships.

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    1. It seems that Mildred does not believe that the TV is real but more essential. On page 53 Beatty says, "Shut the 'relatives up." and Mildred does so with no hesitation but sooner or later she turns on the walls again to reconnect to that environment. In a way is is easy to say that someone can love something that isn't real because the environments that the TV depicts are meant to envelope those who are watching like they to for Mildred. Because of this, it is easier to connect to people on the screen due to the fact that the environment that the characters are made in are meant to please the viewers.

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  102. "So it was the hand that started it all... His hands had been infected, and soon it would be his arms" (41) Started what? When Guy stole the book, would he steal some some later? What do you think Guy will do with the book?

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    1. I believe that this started his defiance toward his job and life in this society. He started to defy the law and to go against everything he knew.

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    2. I think that Guy will start to read these books he stole and he will start to like what he is reading. Which will make him want to steal more. Books will become his life. And he will end up like the woman from the last chapter. Lost without books.

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  103. On page 59, Beatty is talking about their society and how people live their lives. He says "I want to be happy, people say." Do you agree with Beatty, that all people really want in life is to be happy? Do you think he means this as a positive or negative?

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    1. I agree with Beatty I do think that all people want to be in life is happy and I think he means this in a negative way.

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    2. I think that in our current society that is what everyone wants. On the other hand, this book seems to be directed a different way. People don't seem to be as concerned about their own happiness they do with going about their day. When Clarisse asks Montag earlier in the book, he had to take a long time to think about whether he was truly happy or not.

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    3. I so agree with what Beatty is saying in this passage. No matter what society you are living in it is just natural to want true happiness for ourselves. I think Beatty has the courage to say what many people in his society are thinking, because people who live in this society want to be happy just like Beatty.

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    4. I agree with what Beatty is saying in this passage. I think it is natural to want true happiness for ourselves. I think that Beatty has the courage to say what many people living in this society are thinking. Even though people in this society are living are living in a complete dystopian society they still want to be happy just like Beatty.

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  104. "Every fireman, sooner or later, hits this. They only need understanding, to know how the wheels run."(page 53) What do you think this means? What is the significance of this quote?

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    1. This means that the firemen, sometimes, get really out of it and they have to take a break. They must be taught the history of the firemen because they don't tell the rookies anymore. This could be related to their society because they don't tell the people anything until the people act upon their ignorance. That's just an inference, yet I believe it is true.

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  105. "...he could feel the poison working up his wrists and into his elbows and his shoulders, and then the jump over from shoulder blade to shoulder blade..."(41) What happened to make Montag have a poison? Is the poison actually him having grabbed the book?

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  106. When Mildred felt the outline of the book, and seemed surprise. How do you think Mildred will react to Guy about his action? Will she punish him if he steals more?

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    1. I think Mildred will want to burn the book as soon as she can. She seems like a pretty lame person and she will probably force him to burn it,

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  107. On page 61 Sergeant Beatty says "Let him forget there is such a thing as war." This policy must be valid to them in every aspect in life. Don't let them choose, don't let them think, don't let them express, don't let them know.

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    1. This is very true. When Montag is trying to remember when he and Mildred met, the fact that both of them didn't remember suggests that this society is in control of their entire life.

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  108. On page 44, Montag says he wouldn't have cried if Mildred had died; do you think anyone's even in love in their society?

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    1. I think because books are banned, and people's lives have no substance to them, this society's definition of love might be very different. There is no depth to their feelings on anything, so love is almost impossible.

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    2. I don't think that love is very common in this society. As it said earlier in the book Mildred and Montag can't remember where they met. It seems like they don't know each other at all, but it also seems like normal behavior.

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  109. How is it possible for Mildred and Montag to not remember ever having met? They don't know how long they have known each other or where they met or anything. How do you think this is possible? I think maybe the government had something to do with it because he is a firefighter. Perhaps the government is more involved in their lives than it seems.

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  110. Do you think Mildred and Montag truly love each-other?

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    1. No, they seem to never have any interactions between each other. Plus they don't even remember how they met.

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    2. I'm starting to think that Guy and Mildred were set up together. Not really in love with each other.

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    3. I don't think they do. I feel that they aren't able to think deeply enough or have strong enough emotions to experience love. They might've had a strong liking for each other once, but I think they slowly grew apart.

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  111. Montag and Mildred can't remember when they met, or how (43). Do Guy and Mildred really love each other? Or maybe they did once it just faded away... Or maybe they were made to forget then and they were forced into marriage. But they should be able to remember, shouldn't they?

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  112. The Hound is commonly come up in the story and I see it as a symbol of death. For instance, before Montag burned the old woman in her house, the Hound snapped at Guy, and in these pages, when he was told that Clarisee may have been run over by a car, it appears. Everyone has at least one fear they run away from. How can we as a generation and Guy overcome this fear and stand up the fear and make it run away?

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  114. On page 47 Montag says to Mildred, "We burned a woman." Mildred responds with "Well?" Why does no one in this society seem to care about the death of their neighbors? Are their priorities different than today's society?

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    1. Because this is what they have grown to know, in this society they go along with whatever happens, they do not question what happens at all

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  115. "How funny is it not to remember when you met your husband or wife" pg.43 this quote displays that this society in the book does not function based on deep thinking, they do not worry about the little things that help our society function, and in our eyes ultimately prosper.

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  116. Do you think Clarisse has ever read books? She thinks differently about a lot of things. Did books make her this way?

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  117. On page 47 Montag keeps asking his wife about Clarisse. Why is Montag so worried about her? What is she to him?

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  118. "...he shouted at her and she shouted back both trying to hear what was said.." (46) Why didn't Mildred just turn the volume down? Did she not actually want to hear her husband?

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    1. I don't think she turned the volume down, because to Mildred the people on the screens are her friends. When Montag's working, or busy, they're the only things she has, and they keep her company.

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  119. On page 51, Montag says, "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing." Do you think he will act on his curiosity? What do you think sparked this new thought of his?

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  120. "Whole family moved out somewhere. But she's gone for good. I think she is dead." (47) With Clarisee out of Montag's life now and done opening new doors for him to walk through, how will Montag react to his everyday life without her?

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  121. Mildred tells Guy that Clarrise was run over by a car on page 47. Clarisse had past mentioned she is scared of people her own age, did someone her age hit her with their car? Or was it just a random accident?

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  123. On page 42 . " When did we meet ? And Where?" asks Montag. What do you think got Montag thinking about this? Why do you think it is so important to find this out?

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