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Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451

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  1. Fahrenheit 451 “Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander” Literary Terms

  2. Protagonist: The main character

  3. Application to F-451 • Montag • Fully developed • Dynamic (changing) character • Will ultimately learn an important lesson

  4. Antagonist: The main character’s rival (may not be a person)

  5. Application to F-451 • Beatty, the fire chief • Seems to know Montag has books • Society • Willingness to be pushed into conformity • Mildred • Inability to see Montag’s side

  6. Conflict: External: Struggle with outside opposing force Person vs. person Person vs. society Person vs. nature Person vs. machine

  7. Application to F-451 Montag’s External Conflicts: • Beatty • Other Firemen • Mildred • Mechanical Hound • Societal Standards

  8. Conflict: Internal: Struggle within a character Decisions Guilt Sadness

  9. Application to F-451 • Montag wants to read • Montag no longer loves his job • Montag isn’t happy • Montag feels he doesn’t know or love his wife

  10. Setting: Where and when the story takes place

  11. Application to F-451 • Where: in the U.S • When: in the future • the book is a warning

  12. Plot: Sequence of events What happens in the story (not theme)

  13. Application to F-451 Totally restrictive, conformist society * Not allowed to read or think Main character, Montag * Paid to burn books and loves it He meets Clarisse, his neighbor * Begins to think about - Happiness - His love for his wife - His job

  14. Theme: Lesson(s) the author teaches readers The moral(s)

  15. Application to F-451 • Don’t rely too heavily on technology • Think • Read • Care about other people • Enjoy nature • Experience emotion