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Fahrenheit 451. REVIEW. Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012 Genres include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery Fahrenheit 451 published in 1953 Presents a future American society where books are outlawed and firemen burn any house that contains them.

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fahrenheit 4511
Fahrenheit 451
  • Ray Bradbury, 1920-2012
  • Genres include fantasy, science

fiction, horror, and mystery

  • Fahrenheit 451 published in 1953
  • Presents a future American society

where books are outlawed and

firemen burn any house that

contains them.

dystopian fiction
Dystopian Fiction
  • Dystopia – a society where people lead dehumanized and fearful lives.
  • Opposite of utopia
  • Characteristics:
    • Poverty and totalitarian governments
    • Environmental disaster or cataclysmic decline
    • Oppression of justice and freedom
    • Often set in the future
    • Often analogies for real-world issues.
text to world connections
Text-to-World Connections
  • Dystopian fiction is often an analogy for real-world issues.
    • McCarthyism
    • Censorship
    • Book Burning
real world issues in f451
Real-World Issues in F451
  • McCarthyism
    • Making unfair allegations in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
  • McCarthy Era, 1950-1956
    • Heightened fears of communist influence & spies in America.
    • Thousands of Americans accused of being communists and became the subject of aggressive investigations.
    • Many lost their jobs and careers were destroyed. Some were imprisoned.
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin,
  • an anti-communist
real world issues in f4511
Real-World Issues in F451
  • Censorship

The practice of suppressing or deleting anything considered objectionable.

    • Clean versions of music
    • Internet censorship in China
    • Books banned, edited, and/or challenged
real world issues in f4512
Real-World Issues in F451
  • Book Burning

Bradbury was horrified

by the Nazi book burning

campaigns of WWII.

They burned books by Jewish authors or considered un-German

definitions
Definitions
  • Connotation – the suggested meaning; implication
  • Symbol – a person, place, or thing that represents deeper meaning or an abstract concept
symbolism fire
Symbolism - Fire
  • “It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened, and changed.” (1)
  • “Burn all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean.” (57)
  • “We never burned right…” (113)
  • Bonfire, with Granger (140)
  • “it was not the hysterical light of electricity but – what? But the strangely comfortable and rare and gently flattering light of the candle.” (5)
other symbols
Other Symbols
  • Books, p. 80
  • Front Porch, p. 60
  • Mechanical Hound, p. 21-22
  • Phoenix, p. 23, 156
rhetorical triangle
Rhetorical Triangle

Rhetorical Situation

(Context)

Ethos

(Speaker)

Medium

(written text,

speech, TV, film,

art, internet, etc.)

Logos

(Message)

Pathos

(Audience)

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