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Questions tagged [fahrenheit-451]

For questions about Ray Bradbury's dystopian, science-fiction novel, Fahrenheit 451. Use in conjunction with [ray-bradbury].

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Why are television shows in Fahrenheit 451 interactive?

In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, television shows are broadcast with parts missing so that viewers can act the scenes out: She didn't look up from her script again. “Well, this is a play comes on ...
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How does Beatty know who has books and who does not in Fahrenheit 451?

How does Beatty know who has books and who does not in Fahrenheit 451? I presume word of mouth, but who would openly admit to criminal activity? This scene also seems a bit fishy when out of the blue: ...
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Allusion to Plato in Fahrenheit 451?

I have been told there is an allusion to Plato in Fahrenheit 451. The name "Plato" is mentioned once, but I don't think it counts as an allusion. He dialled the call on a secondary phone. The phone ...
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What does Beatty mean by “Life becomes one big pratfall, Montag; everything bang; boff, and wow!” in Fahrenheit 451

What does Beatty mean in the following quote from Fahrenheit 451: “Life becomes one big pratfall, Montag; everything bang; boff, and wow!” Does this quote imply that Beatty himself realizes that ...
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Ray Bradbury says Fahrenheit 451 isn't about censorship. Is he right?

According to this question about Ray Bradbury's intentions, Ray Bradbury did not intend for Fahrenheit 451 to be about government censorship, and went so far as to say "Fuck you" to someone who argued ...
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Is religion still an important factor in the world of Fahrenheit 451?

There are several cases in Fahrenheit 451 where it is clear that Christianity, while evidently extremely rare, is still heard of. For instance, Faber notes that Jesus is still known, though in a much ...
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Did Montag ever have rebellious thoughts before meeting Clarisse?

In Fahrenheit 451, Montag questions the society he lives in after meeting a mysterious neighbor who encourages Montag to think and read, two thing forbidden in the dystopian world. He catches on ...
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Did the mechanical hound signify anything in Fahrenheit 451?

Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is written with many recurring symbols. After reading the book, I never thought that the mechanical hound was one of them, though my friend told me otherwise. Did the ...
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What message is Bradbury trying to convey in Fahrenheit 451?

Fahrenheit 451 is one of Ray Bradbury's most famous works and possibly one of the most famous books in modern times. In my experience most people who read the book believe that Bradbury was warning ...