Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury 451 F temperature

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Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

451º F = temperature at which paper burns (? )

451º F = temperature at which paper burns (? )

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 • Bradbury born in Waukegan, IL in 1920 • Novel published in 1953

• Bradbury born in Waukegan, IL in 1920 • Novel published in 1953 th • Novel set in the 24 Century • Ancestor tried in Salem Witch trials

Literary Terms

Literary Terms

UTOPIA Imagined setting full of perfection (Latin for “no place”)

UTOPIA Imagined setting full of perfection (Latin for “no place”)

DYSTOPIA Imagined setting full of dehumanization and fear (opposite of utopia)

DYSTOPIA Imagined setting full of dehumanization and fear (opposite of utopia)

CENSORSHIP Act of controlling what the masses may access through broadcasting and publication

CENSORSHIP Act of controlling what the masses may access through broadcasting and publication

ALLUSIONS (more to come) References to outside works; used to enhance work in which

ALLUSIONS (more to come) References to outside works; used to enhance work in which they appear

Symbols/Motifs

Symbols/Motifs

SALAMANDER Legend states this lizard can enter flames but will never be burned

SALAMANDER Legend states this lizard can enter flames but will never be burned

PHOENIX Legend states this bird lights itself on fire and then is reborn from

PHOENIX Legend states this bird lights itself on fire and then is reborn from its own ashes

Others to watch for: – Water – Blood – Beetle – Fire -- White

Others to watch for: – Water – Blood – Beetle – Fire -- White -- Mirrors -- Nature

Terms Unique to F 451

Terms Unique to F 451

THE HOUND “The mechanical Hound lived but did not live…” -Created to search and

THE HOUND “The mechanical Hound lived but did not live…” -Created to search and destroy

ELECTRIC-EYED SNAKES Fully automated stomach pump and blood returning device

ELECTRIC-EYED SNAKES Fully automated stomach pump and blood returning device

PARLOR ROOM TV Room – ideally all four walls covered in screens

PARLOR ROOM TV Room – ideally all four walls covered in screens

THE “RELATIVES” Characters on television shows

THE “RELATIVES” Characters on television shows

Historical Context

Historical Context

HISTORICALLY Consider… - Nazism - Mc. Carthyism - Emerging media in the 1950’s -

HISTORICALLY Consider… - Nazism - Mc. Carthyism - Emerging media in the 1950’s - Nuclear weapons

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