My artifact is about a book I read called Fahrenheit 451 and We had to pick a theme or character to talk about and analyze their changes throughout the book. What I learned through the essay is that you need to revise your work all the time to catch your mistake and you have to be patient to find these mistakes. The main idea in my essay was to show Montag change of talking about books throughout many event that captured Montag to change his feeling towards books. It shows that people can change throughout time when they have motivation and help with them. We were assigned this artifact because the way how the book progress and the message in the book stating that we are paying attention more to media then books. Analyze is to review over what you read and see if there any changes of feeling or tone throughout the book and what is the message the book is trying to tell you.
Reading in the twenty-first century is most definitely more distinct than how it has previously been. We have advanced technologically in a very vast majority of things today, reading being one of them. More teens today read over the internet rather than have any physical interaction with a book. Reading is an important 21st century skill because it is necessary to be able to communicate, learn mistakes of the past, and participate in the civic government.
In Ray Bradbury’s dystopian Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag experiences a paradigm shift as he transforms from a disoriented fireman to a learner who wants to gain knowledge through literature. Montag struggles with his newfound fascination with what was once trivial items because of his inability to ask questions under the bonds of conformity. However, the society prohibits people from reading for fear that they would express individuality and perhaps even rebel once they gain knowledge. Through the use of characterization and diction, the Bradbury demonstrates Montag’s desire for individuality and the society’s command of conformity in order to build a suspenseful mood, which keeps the reader’s interest.
“While the books went up in sparkling whirls and blew away on a wind turned dark with
Have you ever been an outsider? It can be lonely at times but there are different ways to challenge the establishment as Ray Bradbury shows us in his book fahrenheit 451. The two biggest outsiders in the book were Guy Montag and Clarisse McClellan. They showed us how to challenge the establishment in different ways.
Ray Bradbury’s style in Fahrenheit 451 is unique, and it helps add to the story’s atmosphere and tone. Bradbury structures his sentences in such a way that it makes the described situation feel heavier, and more meaningful. His vocabulary adds a rich sense of imagery, this is also combined with his use of figurative language throughout, compliments it further. These things come together to form a type of style that’s powerful, bizarre, and even confusing at times. All in all however, it’s effective, and that’s all that matters.
Fahrenheit 451 takes place in a dystopian society where knowledge and critical thinking is considered to be different. The novel revolves around the main character, Guy Montag, referred to as Montag throughout the novel. Montag is a firemen, which means that in his society he starts fires rather than puting them out. A ban was put on books by society the people because they were seen to create a form of inequality, and contained controversial content. This was replaced by modernized technologies such as wall televisions. Montag questions his beliefs when he encounters his new teen neighbour Clarisse, who exposes him to what being social really means rather than society’s interpretation.
Imagine a world where firemen start fires instead of putting them out. Fahrenheit 451 is set in a utopian, or dystopian to us, society, where books are burned and people rarely have real social interaction. Although Fahrenheit 451 seems nowhere close to our society, we are both alike and different to their world.
Edward Eller is an assistant professor at Northeast Louisiana University1. He creates the point in “An Overview of Fahrenheit 451” by highlighting how technology is uncontrollably taking over the world, and compares it to how Mildred is devoted to technology saying, “immerses herself in the media provided for her to consume. Whenever she is not at the TV, she plugs in her earphones, always soaking up the artificial stimulus and messages someone else feeds to her,” Not only is technology taking over the world, but it is also taking over people. Technology brainwashed Mildred and the lack of social skills she contains with others is completely appropriate in her society. Mildred is so fixated with her TV family to the point where she tells Montag she wants him to put in a fourth wall-TV. This is similar to The Handmaid’s Tale, where technology is used only by the regime of Gilead. At the beginning of the novel, Offred explains her fear of being observed at all times, not only by the commander, but by everyone else in the regime. Throughout the article, the readers see that the fear of “the most complete violation of humanity would be the replacement of the human with machine in perfect conformity with the system which created it.”
Bradbury characterizes the firefighters in Fahrenheit 451 as unoriginal duplicates in this passage by utilising sight and smell imagery as well as rhetorical questions to make apparent the uniformity of the society and its connection to the loss of individual identity.
While reading the novel Fahrenheit 451, i realized the author, Ray Bradbury described the role of censorship by putting together the personal freedom that one person has, to the freedom of expression that person was giving. Bradbury describes the right of the First Amendment and the rights we have as a human being. The First Amendment is about the freedom of speech that one person has for themselves. Once a man named Justice Holmes, said the meaning of the First amendment was “freedom for what we hate.” A role of censorship was played by sending a very direct or forward message that tells readers what may or may not happen if they allow the government to take control of what they do or do not read. I began to think about a book I read Students’
A large majority of books use many types of literary elements and devices. An example of a literary device is imagery; the five senses. This is one of the most descriptive types of writing as it conveys what the character is feeling or smelling. It’s a more human way of writing in some ways.
In this essay, I was taught how to read from a different perspective. I learned how to deconstruct, and reconstruct writing to learn the thought process of the author. Mike Bunn shows his readers a how-to process of analyzing any form of literature, explaining the purpose, context, and language. Throughout the essay "How to Read Like a Writer,” Mike compares analyzing writing to an architect analyzing columns, or a carpenter analyzing homes. He encourages those reading his essay to think about how to evolve as better writers, and whether or not this technique can help you learn more about literature itself. Bunn mentions that readers should have highlighters nearby whenever they are reading, in order to mark up personal notes. Mike
My artifact was an essay about Fahrenheit 451 answering the prompt, ”are we happy or just distracted?” I had to argue whether or not people were or were not happy with evidence cited from the book itself. I learned that people in the book were not happy but chose to distract themselves as shown through their actions. I was able to find evidence easily by looking through my annotations and picking out evidence that relates to my prompt. My essay’s main idea was to show the importance of happiness and why it is important. Happiness is necessary because it is what motivates a person to keep moving forward and why life's worth living.
Ray Bradbury’s novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ warns of the dangers of technology and blind obedience through the character of Mildred Montag amongst others. Although Mildred is a minor character throughout the text, her image as the poster girl of the dystopian vision of the future Bradbury had created highlights that in a society where technology is all-powerful and all-consuming, true happiness is seldom found. Bradbury depicts characters who have an awareness of life outside of technology to be genuinely happier and more sincere, whereas those who have conformed to mores of society are consequently dissatisfied with life. Ultimately, it is Montag’s realisation that there is more to life than shallow conversations and parlour walls, and the happiness