Farenheit 451 Essay

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FAHRENHEIT 451 SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT BY: JAMESON KING PUBLICATION INFORMATION Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Original Copyright Date - 1953 158 pages MLA FORMAT Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Print. APA FORMAT Bradbury, R. (1995). Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon & Schuster. SUMMARY Guy Montag is a fireman in the future. His job is to burn down the houses of book owners. Instead of putting fires out, he discovers a girl by the name of Clarisse McClellan who makes him think about life and what he’s actually doing in life. This leads him to question his motives and rediscover his feelings about how firemen previously put out fires instead of setting them. The reader then finds out that Montag has been taking books and has quite some interest in them. Montag starts to believe that he may have been told lies for all these years. He goes out to find a man he’d encountered before, an old professor, with an unmistakable interest in books. Faber, the professor, tells Montag that he doesn’t just need books, he needs to have the knowledge and understanding to act on the ideas the books represent. They then devise a plan to start reproducing books. Shortly after Montag arrives at home, he realizes his commanding officer, Captain Beatty has discovered he is hoarding books. He then decides that he has to burn his house down. After he is done, he is arrested. He then proceeds to burn Captain Beatty to ashes. He runs and later arrives at Faber’s house. Faber informs Montag that he is going somewhere to find someone that may help them. Montag grabs some of Faber’s old clothes and escapes a televised chase. He drifts down river to find fellow book lovers. They go out to find survivors from the city being previously blown up to help them rebuild civilization. THE TITLE The title Fahrenheit 451 represents the temperature at which the pages
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