Symbols Characters Plot Meet Guy Montag! Objects 100 100 100 200 200 200 300 300 300 400 400 400 500 500 500
Symbolic title that represents the firemen and destruction of books
A mythical creature that spontaneously combusts and resurrects itself from its ashes.
Symbol worn on the firemen’s coats
The Salamander and/or The Phoenix
Object which is programmed to hunt its prey
The Mechanical Hound
Color associated with purity used to describe Clarisse
Character who finds him/herself “unhappy. ”
Person who is wise beyond his/her years
Person who is afraid to feel anything but happiness and acts robotic
Person who calls the firemen the “Happiness Boys”
Person who knows a lot about the past and has had a huge influence on Clarisse
Describe the scene where Montag returns home late from work and finds his wife in bed. What was she doing? What happens because of what she did?
She overdosed on sleeping pills. Montag needed to call the Emergency Hospital, and two technicians came to use the cobralike machine to “pump” her stomach and then drained her blood to replace it with new blood.
Montag meets Clarisse one night walking home. What two questions does she ask him?
1. “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of trying to start them? ” (p. 8) 2. “Are you happy? ” (p. 10)
Describe the last time Montag meets up with Clarisse. Where did they meet? What did they talk about?
They met out on the street while it was raining. She talked to Montag about her love of drinking the rain, showed him the dandelion trick, and she bombards him with questions like, “How did it start? How did you get into it? How did you pick your work, and how did you happen to think to take the job you have? ” (p. 23)
What two questions does Beatty answer when he goes to visit Montag at home?
1. Why do we burn books? 2. What happens if a fireman steals a book? DAILY DOUBLE!!! What are the answers to the above questions?
What happens at the end of section one, “The Hearth and the Salamander, ” after Beatty leaves Montag’s house?
Montag realizes he is unhappy and needs to read the books he has stolen over the past months. He tells all of this to Mildred and begs her not to burn them. As they are about to begin reading, there is a knock at the door, and they think it is Beatty. Montag decides not to answer, and begins reading.
How old is Guy?
What does Guy say is “perfume” to him?
What are Guy’s feelings towards The Mechanical Hound?
He is afraid of it, feels that it doesn’t like him, and thinks it senses he is hiding something.
How does Montag feel about Mildred?
He is unsure of who she is. They have been married for ten years, and he does not think he loves her.
How does Montag react to the incident when the firemen needed to burn down the house?
He goes home, gets into bed, and cries. The next morning, he claims he is sick, does not go to work, and vomits at the smell of kerosene.
The things inserted into one’s ears to play music and talk radio
Who/What Mildred calls her Family
Where Montag hides his books
Air conditioning vent
Animal-like machine used to pump Mildred’s stomach
The Snake Vacuum
Name of the vehicle Montag and Mildred use to commute (Hint: think bug)