Monday, March 4, 2013

All Boys, All Blogged: March 5, 2013

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

1. Warm-up: Overviewing the details of your persuasive banned book speech; signing up for presentation dates

2. Fishbowl Discussion: Fahrenheit 451, pages 63-80

HW:
1. Start preparing for Thursday's fishbowl discussion by reading and annotating.
2. Start composing your persuasive banned book speech.



76 comments:

  1. What is the meaning of the title of Part 2?

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  2. Now that we have read all of the first chapter, what does the first chapter title, "The Hearth and the Salamander," symbolize or represent?

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    1. I think the Hearth represented Montag and the Salamander represented Clarisse.

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  3. why does Mildred kill random animals such as rabbits and dog?

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    1. I think that this society is so different that many people just stopped caring for animals and just care for yourself. In the passage, she says "It's fun in the country. You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs." This just seems like a past-time to them.

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  4. Why do you think Montag and Mildred decide to read all the books and read the bible especially when people are coming soon?

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    1. I don't think that she has or ever will again because she is so afraid of what might happen.

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  6. Why do you think this book was poorly received by the general public? Why was it burned?

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    1. I think it brought up a conflict with our government and some may say it promoted communism.

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  7. Do you think that Montag will try to hide the books again?

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    1. I think that Montag will hide the books again, if not use the books latter for something else like give the books to the public.

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  8. Do you think that Mildred has ever read a book?

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    1. No i don't think that anyone has read a book, unless they are much older such as Faber.

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    2. No because she is so conformed to the everyday life the government has already set for everyone in this society all she does is watch t.v. and talk about t.v. if she has read a book I think she wouldn't be as ignorant as she is.

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    3. I think the government has completely brainwashed her and she would never even think about reading a book.

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  9. "This is a trap! I can't talk to just anyone on the phone." Pg.76 Does the professor have any books? If yes does the government know he does?

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    1. I feel that the professor has to have books he spent his whole life teaching things about books and literature there is no way he could just give up his life's work pretty much.

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    2. "An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, and then without either acknowledging the fact that Montag was a fireman, Faber, with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper. "For your file," he said" (Bradbury 75). Faber obviously knows that he is under suspicion, and it is likely that he has books. Montag, for some reason, does not decide to make a file to watch Faber at the firehouse.

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  10. Why does Montag go to see Faber?

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    1. To help him make a copy of the Bible and to help him understand what he is reading.

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  11. In the book Mildred says "Don't start that again". do you think that Montag has had Books before and is trying to read them again?

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  12. On page 64 when it says, " It's fun out in the country. You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs." Do they think running over rabbits and dogs are fun?

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  13. " Do you know why books such as this are so important? Because they have quality. And what does that word mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores." - Faber pg.75. This is right after Faber tells Montag that the meaning he is seeking isn't necessarily in books, but also in existing media like the T.V and radio. However people don't demand this knowledge anymore and the effect of that is no need for books. What made people's interest in books fade away completely?

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    1. The society that they live in is very fast paced. Nobody takes the time to look around, they're all off zooming around without stopping. In a world where everything moves so fast, nobody has the time to read a book. And if you think about it, our society is a little bit like that, apart from the fact that we don't go 100 miles an hour down the freeways. When was the last time you sat down and read a book that wasn't for school?

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  14. On page 77, " Does the White clown love you?" Who is the white clown?

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    1. In this part of the story, Montag is asking Mildred the same questions that Clarisse asked him. He asks Mildred if the TV shows she watches in the parlor love her and makes her happy. The White Clown must be a character in one of the shows.

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  15. Do you think that Montag has always had the ability to think more than the average person? On page 74 and 75, Montag describes a meeting with a strange man in a park, where he starts to think about literature: "Again he found himself thinking of the green park a year ago. The thought had been with him many times recently but now he remembered how it was that day in the city park when he had seen that old man in the black suit hide something, quickly, in his coat."

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    1. I think that everyone has the ability to think about the same things but Montag goes and does what he feels is right instead of keeping it inside and going with the flow of things.

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  16. Where do people put their faith in this day and age? Is there still religion and the thoughts of greater beings?

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    1. They do not think about anything ever so I do not think that they ever think about religion, or even know what it is.

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    2. There cant be very much religion due to no books.

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    3. I think the whole purpose of this society is for people to have their own beliefs and not follow what someone else tells you to believe in a book.

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  17. pg 77, " Does your family love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?" why is Montag asking this question in 3rd Person?

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  18. In the Book Montag Says " It might Be the last in this part of the world". So do you think that only this palce has laws against books.?

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  19. On page 73, "It was dead but it was alive. It could see but it couldn't see. You want to see this snake? It's at the Emergency Hospital.." why does Mildred not really care about her OD?

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  20. Why does Montag not really take his marriage seriously? Is marriage not a huge deal in their society?

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  21. Sense religion is a hot topic, In the book, do they burn Bibles?

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    2. Yes they do burn bibles, they burn everything but comics. Also Montag said that he had the last bible.

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  22. Why does mildred kill animals at random?Is she sane?

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    1. I think its their idea of fun, also they may be desensitized.

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  23. On page 73 in the middle of Montag's argument with Mildred it says, "The bombers crossed the sky and crossed the sky over the house, gasping, murmuring, whistling like an immense, invisible fan, circling in emptiness." Are these jets symbolic? If so, what do they represent?

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  24. What does a hearth or a salamander represent in the book?

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    1. Thanks for stealing my question, but I think it represents something new being reborn from the ashes of the old. A hearth is a fireplace and salamanders were known to crawl from logs in fires and they were called fire lizards that's what salamander means if translated from Latin. So, with that information I derive that the salamander coming from the ashes of the old could be Montag realizes that his life has been a lie and that he has to do something.

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  25. What does Faber tell Montag about books?

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  26. On page 77, when it says "I'm numb, he though. When did the numbness really begin in my face? In my body? The night I kicked the pill bottle in the dark, like kicking a buried mine." I think the numbness represents the influence of his government on their feelings. I think that ever since Mildred tried to commit suicide and just forgot about it, it is making Montag think that nothing is bad. If suicide isn't even memorable for his wife, then what is? It seems like in this society, nothing affects people. Everyone is numb.

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  27. Why is religion becoming less important in our society?

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    1. I think because we americanize religion you can ask just about anyone what there religion is and they will tell you but the majority can't answer WHY they believe in that religion. In america religion still plays an important role look on our currency it says "in god we trust".

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    2. I think it is because America is suppose to represent freedom and we dont want to force religion on people and make them believe something they dont. With that freedom of choice religion will become less important for many people.

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  28. Connection: On page 76 the book mentions Shakespeare and Plato. "How many copies of Shakespeare and Plato?".
    -Matt Myers.

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  29. Do you think that Mildred will turn Montag in for having and reading the books?

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  30. On page 64 Montag says "Its only a step from not going to work today to not working tomorrow, to not working at the firehouse ever again." Is he stating that if he doesn't go to work today he will never go again? Is it a sign that he is quitting in the soon future?

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  31. On page 65 Mildred said "And proud of it." Referring to her happiness what does her happiness signify? that line that she said was almost isolated out.

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  32. Since Montag and Mildread's marriage isn't going too well do you think she will go behind Montag's back and turn him in for having books?

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  33. "Montag sat listening to the rain." Page 71.
    Is Montag at ease/peace now, or is he still very agile?
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    1. I think hes now taking after what Clarissa did, hes starting to think like her. He is starting to want to read books and listen and walk in rain.

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  34. "How many copies of the bible are there left in this country?...I don't know what you're talking about?" (Bradbury 76) Why do you think it is so hard for anyone to trust fireman... and have they become the feared characters in the community?

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  35. In they're society montags marriage is going down hill,does this society allow divorce? Or do they stay together.

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    1. I think that there is a war going on right now in the book. I think the war is over people who like books and the book burners. I think that they were loosing the war and thats why it wa coming.

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  37. Are fireman feared or loved by most of the community? Are the seen as heros or villains?

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  38. Hes Worried that if he takes the the book to beaty and tells him that its the last of his kind that baity might think that Montag has a hole library why do you think hes worried? if Biaty has already seen the book and Baity didn't tell the Hound.

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  39. Are Mildred and Guy truely in love?

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    1. Ever since he did the flower on his chin thing and found out he wasn't in love, it doesn't seem like him and Mildred are in love.

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  40. on page 72 Mildred laugh's, "It's only a dog, that's what!" Why does this dog keep showing up why does this machine play such an important role in Montags life.

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  41. Will reading become extinct in the future because our society now is finding ways to go around reading. For example, instead of doing your homework with your textbook most kids use google to find answers.

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    1. I think that the number of readers will definitely decrease but i dont think it will become extint because it has been apart of our society forever.

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  42. How will the war come into play in the story? Why even mention the war?

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  43. Do you think Montag will Start the next evolution were they over the government and are going to put teh Country Back the wy it was?

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  44. How much does the government sensor our lives today?

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  45. On page 73 Montag becomes angry and questions the bombers yelling, " We've started and won two atomic wars since 1990!" Do you think the rest of the world is as well of as were montag is living.

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  46. On page 68 it says, "He spoke the words with hatingly and with a terrible self consciousness." Why did he say it with this attitude?

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