Introduction toFahrenheit 451<br />
Ray Bradbury’s Life<br />Ray Bradbury<br />Born in 1920: wrote during  40s-50s-60s<br />
Ray Bradbury’s Life<br />Died last year <br />
At age 12 – wrote sequels to science fiction stories—for fun<br />-Story: <br />Flash Gordon<br />
At age 15,: <br />submits stories to Saturday Evening Post<br />Rockwell also published here (we’ll see him later)<br />
During WWII<br />Writes advertising <br />for the Red Cross<br />
Bradbury paid<br />-$0.10 per page to write F451 <br />Thus– literally a “dime” novel <br />
SCIENCE FICTION<br />
Based on real science but…<br />Has imaginary/made up elements<br />
Usually set in the future<br />
Often has non-human characters<br />Robots, aliens, creatures<br />
SCIENCE FICTION<br />CONTINUED…<br />
Asks the question: “What if?”<br />
Takes what we know about Science and life, and extrapolates<br />(Stretches) <br />
Fahrenheit 451 the novel<br />
Science fiction novel with MANY themes.  <br />Fahrenheit 451 - the novel<br />
Anti-utopia:DYSTOPIA(how do we make paradise)? <br />By making it, we make: Opposite of paradise -> DYSTOPIA<br />
SETTING of the novel:After WWII ends<br />The atomic bomb has been dropped<br />
Literary Terms for this novel<br />Symbol: a concrete object that stands for an abstract idea<br />Setting<br />Protagonis...
HOW DOES HISTORY AFFECT THE MESSAGE?<br />
When the novel was written<br />Hitler just defeated,<br />He burned books during the war<br />
Soviet Union also banned and burned books<br />
1949: Communist China comes to power <br /> They also burned books<br />
“In 1945, there were probably fewer than 10,000 TVsets in the country.”<br />
By 1950:<br />6 million<br />
About<br />60 million <br />by 1960<br />
It was the newest technology <br />
Sound familiar? <br />SCREENAGERS<br />
THIS BOOK HAS MULTIPLE <br />MOTIFS<br />
Communication? <br />Religion? Nature? <br />Active-vs-passive?<br />
There is also the motif ofTIME<br />
THE NEXT SLIDE IS ART DONE BY NORMAN ROCKWELL AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME BRADBURY WAS WRITING F451. WHAT PATTERNS DO YOU SEE?<...
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  1. 1. Introduction toFahrenheit 451<br />
  2. 2. Ray Bradbury’s Life<br />Ray Bradbury<br />Born in 1920: wrote during 40s-50s-60s<br />
  3. 3. Ray Bradbury’s Life<br />Died last year <br />
  4. 4. At age 12 – wrote sequels to science fiction stories—for fun<br />-Story: <br />Flash Gordon<br />
  5. 5. At age 15,: <br />submits stories to Saturday Evening Post<br />Rockwell also published here (we’ll see him later)<br />
  6. 6. During WWII<br />Writes advertising <br />for the Red Cross<br />
  7. 7. Bradbury paid<br />-$0.10 per page to write F451 <br />Thus– literally a “dime” novel <br />
  8. 8. SCIENCE FICTION<br />
  9. 9. Based on real science but…<br />Has imaginary/made up elements<br />
  10. 10. Usually set in the future<br />
  11. 11. Often has non-human characters<br />Robots, aliens, creatures<br />
  12. 12. SCIENCE FICTION<br />CONTINUED…<br />
  13. 13. Asks the question: “What if?”<br />
  14. 14. Takes what we know about Science and life, and extrapolates<br />(Stretches) <br />
  15. 15. Fahrenheit 451 the novel<br />
  16. 16. Science fiction novel with MANY themes.  <br />Fahrenheit 451 - the novel<br />
  17. 17. Anti-utopia:DYSTOPIA(how do we make paradise)? <br />By making it, we make: Opposite of paradise -> DYSTOPIA<br />
  18. 18. SETTING of the novel:After WWII ends<br />The atomic bomb has been dropped<br />
  19. 19. Literary Terms for this novel<br />Symbol: a concrete object that stands for an abstract idea<br />Setting<br />Protagonist<br />Antagonist<br />Conflict<br />Theme<br />Plot<br />Point of View: 1st, 3rd limited, 3rd omniscient<br />
  20. 20. HOW DOES HISTORY AFFECT THE MESSAGE?<br />
  21. 21. When the novel was written<br />Hitler just defeated,<br />He burned books during the war<br />
  22. 22. Soviet Union also banned and burned books<br />
  23. 23. 1949: Communist China comes to power <br /> They also burned books<br />
  24. 24. “In 1945, there were probably fewer than 10,000 TVsets in the country.”<br />
  25. 25. By 1950:<br />6 million<br />
  26. 26. About<br />60 million <br />by 1960<br />
  27. 27. It was the newest technology <br />
  28. 28. Sound familiar? <br />SCREENAGERS<br />
  29. 29. THIS BOOK HAS MULTIPLE <br />MOTIFS<br />
  30. 30. Communication? <br />Religion? Nature? <br />Active-vs-passive?<br />
  31. 31. There is also the motif ofTIME<br />
  32. 32. THE NEXT SLIDE IS ART DONE BY NORMAN ROCKWELL AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME BRADBURY WAS WRITING F451. WHAT PATTERNS DO YOU SEE?<br />

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