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