Fahrenheit 451<br />Miss Norris<br />
The Story<br />In a future society, firemen set fires—to books. <br />Books are banned because they contain different idea...
My opinion<br />Good for a critical reading, lots of interesting metaphors and allusions—Ray Bradbury is an amazing writer...
Target Audiences<br />Book censors<br />Technophiles<br />Young minds<br />
Bans and Challenges<br />Ironically, this book about book banning has seen its share of banning itself:<br />Foxworth, Mis...
Bans and Challenges cont’d<br />YouTube.com<br />
Should it be banned?<br />Important message that extends beyond the situation in the book.<br />Nothing graphic, vulgar or...
Recommend it?<br />I think high school students should read this book as a reminder of the importance of questioning thing...
Works Cited<br />"Mississippi School Bans Book on Censorship." Banned and Controversial Books. 1 Feb. 1999. Web. 28 Mar. 2...
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  1. 1. Fahrenheit 451<br />Miss Norris<br />
  2. 2. The Story<br />In a future society, firemen set fires—to books. <br />Books are banned because they contain different ideas, which cause conflict.<br />People are consumed by television and entertainment, they do not think about life or the world.<br />Montag is a fireman, but meets a teenager named Clarisse who opens his mind to a possibility beyond this highly controlled society, and causes him to question everything he’s ever known…<br />
  3. 3. My opinion<br />Good for a critical reading, lots of interesting metaphors and allusions—Ray Bradbury is an amazing writer, and the cultural influence of Cold War US is impossible to miss.<br />Probably wouldn’t have finished it if I was reading it for fun.<br />
  4. 4. Target Audiences<br />Book censors<br />Technophiles<br />Young minds<br />
  5. 5. Bans and Challenges<br />Ironically, this book about book banning has seen its share of banning itself:<br />Foxworth, Mississippi, 1999 – Removed from required reading list after parent contests use of “God damn”. (banned-books.com)<br />Conroe, Texas, 2006 – Challenged by student and parent for “the cussing in it and the burning of the Bible”. (Wrigley)<br />
  6. 6. Bans and Challenges cont’d<br />YouTube.com<br />
  7. 7. Should it be banned?<br />Important message that extends beyond the situation in the book.<br />Nothing graphic, vulgar or obscene.<br />I’d let my 6 year old cousin read it, and recommend it to teens.<br />
  8. 8. Recommend it?<br />I think high school students should read this book as a reminder of the importance of questioning things and not being mindlessly complacent.<br />It’s also an excellent book to study for literary analysis or to compare with other books and films, and has an enjoyable story line.<br />
  9. 9. Works Cited<br />"Mississippi School Bans Book on Censorship." Banned and Controversial Books. 1 Feb. 1999. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. <http://www.banned-books.com/bbarticle-miss.html>.<br />Wrigley, Deborah. "Parent Files Complaint about Book Assigned as Student Reading." ABC Local. ABC, 3 Oct. 2006. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. <http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=4625303>.<br />“YouTube - Religious Nuts in Texas Seek to Ban Book about Book Banning!” YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. BI30, 3 Oct. 2006. Web. 28 Mar. 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUq2d2OFRkk>.<br />

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