“There is some good in this world,
and it's worth fighting for.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
What is the significance of the title?
What does Beatty say the real beauty of fire is? (115)
He was well read, well
educated, and smart. He
memorized a huge variety
of things and was able to
argue both sides of an
argument using nothing
but literary quotes. (pp 106107)
So how could he be
unaffected by the books?
What element did he miss
of Faber’s three steps to the
magic of books?
What did Beatty miss?
What did Montag mean
when he said,
“We never burned right.”
kind of fire
Who were the men gathered around the fire (147)
What were their previous occupations?
What is their current role in society?
What is significant about them?
What sets them apart from the firemen, general
population, and even the Fabers of society?
Re-read “Burning Bright”
Be ready to discuss why you think Bradbury gave Montag Ecclesiastes and Revelation. You
will want to read and compare the two sections of scripture referenced in the final pages of the
text and then brainstorm the significance.
Throughout this book are dozens (even hundreds) of phrases that have more meaning than the words of
the sentence. Choose one of those phrases (idioms) to define, explain, and connect to modern society.
You may use any quote from the book, including literary allusions and quotes within the text
11 September: quote selected
14 September: thesis and rough outline due in class
18 September: rough draft for peer editing day
21 September: final draft with works cited, outline, and edited rough draft (in that order,