Fahrenheit 451: Notes

Fahrenheit 451: Notes

McCarthy Duration
the post war political environment characterized by xenophobia, blacklisting, and censorship
Category of the book Fahrenheit 451
science fiction
dystopia
totalitarian, highlt centralized & & oppressive social organization that sacrifices specific expression for the sake of social consistency & & performance achieved through technological ways
Fahrenheit 451 criticises …
social criticism caution versus the danger of censorship
Clarisse
17 years of ages, has no hint of technology and is the very first to encourage him to have a mind of his own. IS also curious about the world and is happy with her life. Her household disappears
Beatty
Antagonist in the novel, is likewise in charge in the firehouse. Reminded Montag of his task, is very wise and checks out. Gets killed by Montag when he burns him.
Faber
Old man Montag met a year ago in the park, aging intelect and was also a proffesor. Offers Montag information about the context of the books and doesn’t break the government. Assists Montag escape by providing him clothes and to follow the river.
setting of the book
24th century
lead character in the book
Montag
plot of the book
firemen scorched houses were prohibited books are kept
What does the novel chronicle?
The unique narrates how Montag is unhappy, unfullfiled and marks the beginning of his mission to change his life
Millie
unaware and unenthusiastic in her capacity for initial idea. IS miserable and gets away from truth by listening to the seashells radio and viewing the 3 walls parlor TV. Is addicted to sleeping pills and will not confess that she tried to devote suicide.
Montag
Represents the middle ground in between the 2 extremes. When thought he enjoyed, recognizes society is not perfect. Begins to question himself, career and his marriage
Through out who does Montag begins a quest for joy
First through Clarisse and 2nd through the books
what does the book burning symbol?
the power of censorship that holds in this futuristic society
Bradbury cautions what to the readers?
Gives a warning to what may be in shops for a society that permits anti- intellectualism to ferment and innovation
when was the unique composed?
1953 after WWII
when was censorship out in the U.S?
1953
Alien Registration Act
made it illegal to anybody in the U.S to advocate, abet, or teach the desirability of toppling the federal government. Alien residents needed to file a declaration of political beliefs over 14 years old
Nazi Anti Intellectualism
during the 1930’s were burning books
What was the meaning behind “The Heath and The Salamander”
demonstrates how the world might have been if Hitler won
What does the slamander represent?
a lizard that makes it through in flames and thus mentions fire’s inability to crush free idea
What does fire represent?
filtration, society wishing to eliminate unfavorable things, type of oppression, mean of subdoing, awareness and memory
What does water represent?
opposing force of fire, handles a metaphor of escape, running away from an overbearing society which Montag escapes through water. Example: Montag tilts his head back and the raindrops falls in his mouth
Allusions
intruding eye of injustice tht monitors individuals
What does Beatty allude?
personifies extensive injustice (knows Montag has books)
What does the Mechanical Hound allude?
ability to find and damage people by aroma
totalitarian state
political authority has total control in all aspects of life
The Sieve and The Sand
The title is a metaphor for not understanding what holds true on the planet. Montag is on an awareness of transition
example of self damage
throughout Montag and Faber’s very first conversation, a plot to undermine authority of firefighters by putting books in their houses
What does “The Dover Beach” represent?
loss of faith, the requirement to care and be looked after, the destruction of war, the desire for delighted illusions to be there (salamander feasts on tail)
What does Faber represent?
understanding
What imagery is utilized for Faber?
the color white (his walls, skin, hair, beard, eyes)

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