Thursday, February 21, 2013

All Boys, All Blogged: February 22, 2013

Focus: According to Ray Bradbury, what does our future look like?

1. Taking a short, enjoyable, and informative quiz on adjectives

2. Warm-up: Reacquainting yourself with fishbowl do's and don't

3. F451 Fishbowl #1: Pages 1-28

HW:
1. You have exactly one week to finish your banned book.

2. Start preparing for Tuesday's fishbowl discussion by reading through page 40; remember that you need 5-10 annotations (use your orange question sheet for help) per reading assignment.

3. If you received a 39 or below on your timed writing, your rewrite is due Tuesday.  Remember to follow the revision policy: Highlight your changes in two colors, type a paragraph of explanation of your revisions, and attach everything to the original draft with the rubric.

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    1. The temperature that paper burns.

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    2. When you burn paper it reaches a max temperature of 451 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  2. Were there still Firefighters? What if they had a fire?

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    1. Well, all buildings are fire proof.

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    2. It sounds like everything is fireproof now except books. On page 9 he says "No. Houses have always been fireproof."

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  3. What does the salamander on his uniform represent?

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  4. Why do think the Author is describing things repeatedly like one rain drop clarisse another mildrid another uncle another the fire and he says this is the over and over agian

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  5. What do the numbers 451 symbolize?

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    1. As they burn the books maybe as they burn the books it got really hot and that's why he called it Fahrenheit 451.

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    2. Paper burns 451 degrees Fahrenheit

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    3. Its the temperature that paper burns. Books are made out of paper.

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  6. why is his wife hooked up to a machine that pumps out her blood?

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  7. What country are they in? In World War 2 there was a movement to burn books for several reason so is he part of that?

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  8. Why do you think on page 3 the author started the book with "It was a pleasure to burn"?

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  9. Is his wife getting a blood transfusions?

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    1. A form of it. She has bad drug issues with like sleeping pills and pain medication.

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  10. On page 3 the first line says "It was a pleasure to burn." Could he no longer like burning books and things since he uses was?

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  11. Will this girl stay in this book long enough to make him feel guilty about burning books?

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    1. I think she will disappear because of her thoughts that go against the nations laws. That will make the government nervous, so they have to get rid of her. She will also change Montag's thought process about books. Montag is already changing.

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  12. Preston asked if we are burning books in our society today. I think that may be the point of this book to show us the important role books have that we may over look.

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    1. ya but this book was wrote before books were on electronic devices.

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  13. Did the goverment start burning books and if so how will they play a role in this book?

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  14. in the book when Montag ask her "how old are you" why so you think she did not respond right away and kind of let it dangle for a little bit so did she try to maybe think of a good answer or just didn't answer right away?

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  15. Alex M... I believe that the author started out with that book to start a point that will keep through out the book.

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  16. On page 5 the author describes the girl wearing only white clothes except for her eyes. What does that symbolize

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    1. Maybe looks nice on the outside but have a dark soul on the inside.

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  17. Page 4, second paragraph, "He hung up his black beetle colored helmet and shined it;" Why is it that he is related to the color black and the girl is connected so much to the color white?

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    1. They are opposites. The black represents oppression and controlled thoughts, Clarice is white because she represents free thought and freedom.

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  18. Why does the rain make him want to do things that he had never tried before?

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  19. In this future society is it frowned upon to be a fireman?

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    1. Well she said that I am not scared of you like most people. So I dont think it is good to be a fireman.

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  20. When they burn the books, what do they do with the people that were in position of these books do they go to jail get killed or set free?

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  21. Preston brought up the question are we burning books in our society now and I believe that we are not burning books but just changing how we read books. Technology is changing everything around us and that includes books because we can get it on our phones and tablets so we're not burning books, we're just changing how we read them.

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  22. on page 13 he says "As he stood there the sky over the house screamed. There was a giant ripping sound as if two giant hands had torn ten thousand miles of black lines in the seam. Montag was cut in half. He felt his chest chopped down and split apart". but really it was Mildrid who was in the machine. What do you think this symbloyzes in the story?

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  23. Where does this take place? The U.S? If so where in the U.S?

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    1. It happens in the us but we only its the 21st century and in a large city

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  24. Do the firemen choose to be book burners or do they maybe get assigned the job and don't have a say on the matter? And is the hole world backwards just like the firemen?

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  25. Why was the firefighter job reversed? From putting out fires to lighting fires

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    1. I think to show that the dont want the people rising up against the government.

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    2. Because houses are now fire proof so firefighters aren't needed. The government wants to control its people so they are burning books. They need people to burn them as a job so they have firemen.

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  26. Do they burn all the books or do they keep some in like a museum? Also what led to the government deciding to burn all the books?

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  27. What other foils do you think will come out through the book?

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    1. I think hes an average size man like you Daylon.

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  29. What does the author mean when he first says on page 3, "...this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world..."?

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  30. Will Montag start to question his job and not want to burn books anymore.

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    1. I think yes. He will realize burning books is wrong and how it should be the other way around.

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  31. I think rain is symbolic. Sense Clarisse is crazy and talks about how fires were once put out instead of starting, maybe this could represent change.

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  32. After he sets the first fire in the book, it describes how he has pain in his cheeks the entire night from smiling so hard. I think later in the book he will switch sides and have that same pain from guilt not happiness.

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  33. How far into the future do you think this book is?

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    1. I think its maybe 40 years into the future.

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  34. "Do you read any books you burn?"
    "That's Against the Law!"(Bradbury p.g 8)
    Were all of the book banned?

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  35. What does it mean to be a pedestrian? Is it if you read a book?

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  36. Why does the government want to burn books. It almost seems like they want the people to be uneducated. Do you think the government is going to end up like the Harrison Bergeron?

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    1. Maybe the the government is already controlling everyone, and doesn't want people to read those books and think differently.

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  37. On page 8 the girl asks "Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?" and he answers with "No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it." Why would he say this and not just tell her the truth?

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  38. Do you think the government is brainwashing the people in this story?

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    1. I think they are slowly working there towards it starting with the burning of books.

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    2. They are by controlling peoples thoughts and they do that by destroying books.

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  39. Dose the government now control the people even more than before and now choose to make almost everyone like a robot?

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  40. Montag is content with his job because on page 4 it says "Montag grinned the fierce gin of all men singed and driven back by flame." He is so peaceful after he was done burning the books.

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  41. I the government giving her a different blood in her transfusions?

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  42. Page 14 they describe the machine as a black cobra sucking out poison, in another section they describe him as a snake spitting venom (kerosene). Why is the snake so important.

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    1. I think the snakes symbolize that something is going on that not many people know about.

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  43. In this section of Fahrenheit 451, when Montag is speaking to Clarisse. On page 10, Clarisse asks Montag, "Are you happy?" This question sparks Montag's mind and sets into motion a festering idea that maybe he isn't actually happy. Clarisse in this section of the book represents change. Specifically speaking, change in Montag. Without Clarisse, Montag would not have ever had the idea that something was amiss in his life, therefore would have never changed himself. His change can be seen on a quote made shortly after the question when Montag says, "Of course I'm happy. What does she think? I'm not? he asked the quiet rooms. He stood looking up at the ventilator grille in the hall and suddenly remembered that something lay hidden behind the grille, something that seemed to peer down at him now." From this quote, it is apparent that Montag has realized that his life is not perfect.

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