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