Saturday, April 1, 2017

1. What did Montag do at the Blacks' house?
 At the Blacks' house, Montag hid some books.
2. How does Faber describe the war?
Faber described the war as distant to the people because there is a big crisis occurring and the people are not paying attention.
3. Describe Faber's TV.
 Small portable tv
4. What was on TV while Montag was on the run?
While Montag was on the run he was seen being chased by helicopters and hounds.
5. What was Montag running for when everyone looked out of their houses?
 Montag was running towards the river to clense himself.
1. Why did the Hound attack Montag?
 The hound attacked Montag for two reasons, one he has hidden books and two he murdered Beatty.
2. How did Montag defend himself?
Montag defended himself by the flame thrower.
3. What did Montag realize about Beatty?
Montag realized that Beatty wanted to die because he didn't move as Montag approached him.
4. Where did Montag go?
Montag went to go see Faber.
5. What happened when Montag crossed the street?
 When Montag crossed the street a beetle was chasing him.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


1. In the scene where Mildred and Montag read books together, what are their separate reactions?
Between Mildred and Montag, they had separate reactions towards the book. Montag was fascinated with the book, and thought that maybe the book can answer all of his questions. For instance, the answer to clarisse, of what might had happened to her. Whereas Mildred was very different, to her all she cared about was television. The fact that the books didn't seem alive to her made her not interested in it.
2. What is the effect throughout sections I and II, of the bombers flying over?
The bombs flying over creates a suspense scene; war (outside conflict) and the question of mystery in the book (inside conflict.) In this society there is a worldwide crisis; war, but no one seems to care because they are too busy with the concern of happiness and technology such as television.
3. Who is Professor Faber?
Professor Faber was an old English teacher and Montag decides to pay a visit so he can help him understand the book.
4. Montag’s reaction to the commercial on the subway is a turning point in his life. How does he react and why?
As Montag tries to memorize the book in the subway there is this advertisement blaring loudly form the speakers. In which Montag tries in ignoring. This shows that Montag is fighting with his ownself of being like the rest of the people or being different.
5. What argument does Faber make for books?
Faber argues that there are three reason to why books are important.The books have "quality" meaning they show the way of life. Secondly, he books require "leisure" meaning finding a meaning to the book. And lastly, to apply what they learned from the book to their life.
6. What is the “small green metal object”?
The small green metal object is like an ear piece so Faber could talk to Monttag through it.
7. What does the White Clown show lead you to believe about television programming in this society?
First of all clowns are meant to amuse kids, this shows that the society have an intellectual of a child.
8. Why does Mrs. Phelps cry when Montag reads “Dover Beach”?
Mrs. Phelps cries as Montag reads the book because its been a long time reading a book and because she can feel the emotions as hes reading it.
9. What is Montag’s destination at the end of section II? Why?
In the end of section 2, Montag's destination is his home.

Monday, March 20, 2017

15 Questions I should be able to answer by this weekend
1.The novel Fahrenheit 451 begins : “It was a pleasure to burn.” Why does Ray
 Bradbury start the novel in this way? Why might it be more pleasurable to burn books rather than read them? 
- Well first of all it's a great way in catching a readers attention. And second of all, it sets the reader to know what kind of person we are dealing with in the book. Since it starts as the character burning books, we can tell that he has the pleasure in throwing kerosene filled flame throwers, and that its his job, although fireman's aren't meant to start fires but to get rid of fires and save kittens from a tree. 

2. In the opening scene, why are the books compared to birds?
- Books are compared to birds because birds fly, they wonder off and see new things out int he world, and books they make many see things differently and sets ones thought which leads to creating ideas. 

3. Discuss the difference between Montag and Clarisse’s lives.
- Clarisse is this happy girl who doesn't give too shits what people think about her. She's a curious person who always tends to question. Whereas Montag he is this person who is settled in an unhappy life and does the pleasure to burn books.

4. Montag’s television includes headphones called “seashells.”  The “wall to wall circuit” allows Mildred to enter the “play” and, therefore, the television programming. How does the technology within the novel compare to our current technology? In the first pages of the novel,does technology improve the quality of life for Montag and his wife, Mildred? Why or why not?
-No, the technology within the novel does not improve the quality of life for Montag and his wife Mildred because television is all Mildred does, is have her eyes glued to the television. In which creates this separation and lack of communication between Montag and his wife Mildred.

5. Why does the narrator introduce us to Montag at this time of his life, when he encounters Clarisse and confronts Mildred’s overdose?
- Well when montag encounters Clarisse she tends to question alot, like whether he's happy or not, which truly questions himself if he is happy. And then when Mildred overdosed herself, it shows that he's not happy with the way things are turning out in his life. 

6. Why does the author introduce the character of Clarisse before Mildred?
-The author introduces the character Clarisse before Mildred because it shows the difference between a happy person and a sad person.

7. Why are all the houses fireproof in this society?
- All the houses in this society are fireproof because that's safety for them and the only thing that sets on fire are books.

8. Why does Mildred require emergency service? What service is provided?
- Mildred is required emergency service because she was intoxicated with pills in which she needed paramedics to pump all the toxic out of her.

9. What is the mechanical hound and what is its purpose?
- The mechanical hound is meant to hunt for those that read books and think.

10. Why does the society consider Clarisse “anti-social”?
- The society considers Clarisse "anti-social" because shes different, unique. She does her own thing and thinks differently than others.

11. When the woman’s house is raided, why does she light the match?
- She lights the match because she wanted to be with her books and die off with them.

12. Describe the relationship between Montag and Mildred.  
- The relationship between Montag and Mildred is that they lost each other, they are separated.

13. What is the purpose of Beatty's visit? 
- The purpose of Beatty's visit was the Montag was not feeling well.

14. Reread Captain Beatty’s monologue (pp.57-59). Discuss his view that school cultivates anti-intellectual sentiment (p.58). In your opinion does it accurately depict your high school? Do books violate the idea that ”everyone is made equal” (p.58)?

15. Why does Montag feel “fat”?
- Montag feels "fat" because he is secretly hiding books in which this society he's not allowed to have.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


The Great Gatsby:
1. The Green Light
- Gatsby trying to achieve his dream, which is getting Daisy back
- The American Dream

2. East Egg and West Egg
- The Rich and The Poor

3. Theme in Both Gatsby and Prufrock is TIME

The Great Gatsby: last line" So we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly in the past"
- As the boat moves forward, trying to move to the future, the current is pulling the boat back, always reminding one from their past.
- one cant move forward when the past is pulling them back

The Love Song:  in the poem there s a showing of going to the past and the future but never going to the present. 

4. Lines 47-48 "In a minute there is time 
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse. "

Can We Watch The Movie
The Great Gatsby ch. 7, 8, &9 Notes