Thursday, March 24, 2011

berumen- book

Fahrenheit 451

Word list

Book burn fireman secret mechanical emotionless future evil oppression friendship war corrupt death

Desire malicious ignorant nuclear fascist brainless wondering destroy oblivious crazed terror

Dangerous unreasonable memorize frustration vagabond hound cards accident fearful daunting

Alone questionable blaze dreary path prevention empty wonder isolation propaganda

Statement of intent: This book is an obvious classic, so im going to try to do something new and appealing through the great amount of imagery the book contains. Hopefully I can capture some of the mental anguish the main character experiences.

Synopsis: In the first part of Fahrenheit 451, the character Guy Montag, a thirty-year-old fireman in the twenty-fourth century (remember that the novel was written in the early 1950s) is introduced. In this dystopian (dreadful and oppressive) setting, people race "jet cars" down the roads as a way of terminating stress, "parlor walls" are large screens in every home used dually for entertainment and governmental propaganda, and houses have been fireproofed, thus making the job of firemen, as they are commonly known, obsolete. However, firemen have been given a new occupation; they are burners of books and the official censors of the state. As a fireman, Guy Montag is responsible for destroying not only the books he finds, but also the homes in which he finds them. Books are not to be read; they are to be destroyed without question.

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