Today is our last Fahrenheit 451 fishbowl. Let's make it a great one!
Here are some all-star posts from last week's discussion to model yours after. Please notice that each one is carefully proofread & uses a passage to contextualize each question or to support each comment. Please use such textual evidence with every single post.
Also, remember to use the "reply" feature beneath individual comments and questions versus creating a generic post that dialogues with a particular question or comment.
Jake asked, "On page 90 Mrs. Phelps says, "He'll be back next week. The army said so. Quick war. Forty-eight hours they said, and everyone home." What happens in a 48 hour war and what kind of fighting is there in such a quick period of time?"
And Brian D. questioned, "What kind of TV shows is Mildred watching? What Montag describes on the TV screen is a bit disturbing. "Montag saw a number of bodies fly in the air" (90)."
And Bianca inquired, "In this society it seems as if having a child is practically meaningless, and the only point in having one is for the world to go on and reproduce, the quote that sparked my thinking is on page 92, "The world must reproduce, you know, the race must go on...". I didn't understand why they do this? And when did children become a burden?"
Here's another great question from Hunter "On page 106 there is a quote where Montag says "we've stopped in front of my house". Do you think that Beatty planned on burning Montag's house down the whole time he knew Montag had books?"
And a comment from Ryan, "To respond to Brooklyn when he asked "Why did Montag read to those women?" I would say that Montag was pretty much just fed up with how his society was turning out, Montag said, "Damn it! What do you know about Hoag and Noble!" (p93) I believe that Montag is starting to realize just how ignorant all these people really are."
And a great question from Sam M: "On page 97, Mrs.Phelps is in tears after Montag reads the poem, Mrs. Bowles blames it on the poetry, "Poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings." Do you think this same outcome would occur if he had read a different type of text?"