Friday, March 13, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: March 13, 2015

Focus: What shifts are happening in F451?

1. Warming up with a rousing round of pictionary to get your ready for your vocabulary quiz!

2. Enjoying a vocabulary quiz on F451 words 1-15

3. Catching up/getting ahead in F451 and your observation charts until everyone finishes the quiz

4. Participating in Fishbowl #4: F451, pages 63-80

HW:
1. Work on your banned book speech; they begin next Friday. 

2. To prepare for next Tuesday's fishbowl discussion, please read pages 80-102 in F451 and complete one side of your observation chart (due Tuesday, not Monday). 

80 comments:

  1. On page 76, Montag asks Faber,"How many copies of the Bible are left in this country?" Why is it important that Montag finds a Bible? Why is it important that he went to Faber?

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    1. Faber can teach him to understand what he is reading. Montag needs a teacher. Also, he wants to know how many copies there are so he can give a duplicate to Beatty to turn in and also keep a copy.

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  2. Are you surprised that Montag even knows how to read?

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    1. Yes, with so little content to read, it is surprising that anyone at all is literate.

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    2. I feel like they know how to read because they can read what they have on the TV. I feel like they may not know what is going on in what they are reading.

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    3. They definitely don't understand what they read, but I am surprised that they are literate because you don't have to be able to read to watch t.v. How do they teach little children to read and write?

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    4. They definitely don't understand what they read, but I am surprised that they are literate because you don't have to be able to read to watch t.v. How do they teach little children to read and write?

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  3. Why do you think Mildred is so against the books? Is it because of the law or is it something more?

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    1. I think its because Mildred is a little insane.

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  4. "Mildred backed away as if she were suddenly confronted by a pack of mice" why would Mildred act so weird about books like its mice?

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    1. I think she is just shocked because everyone is so used to being told that books are bad, and Montag was an enforcer of this. Now he has completely switched sides.

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  5. Montag can rely on his own wife to keep a secret because she constantly forgets what happens in the present.

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  6. Do you think that Clarisse will show up again in the book or not?

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    1. She is dead, so no I don't think she will.

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  7. What separates a follower from a leader?

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    1. A leader goes against the grain and gains followers. Followers do nothing but submit themselves to a leader and go with the grain. Every leader in history has gone against the grain and stood out.

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  8. How do you think the passengers will act towards Montag when he yells at the radio?

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  9. "You've got to hand it back tonigh don't you? Captain Beatty knows you got it, doesn't he? (Pg 77). How is Montag going to get out of this situation?

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    1. I think he has been in the business long enough to be trusted by default

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    2. Firemen are allowed to take a book for 24 hours so he just has to burn the book when he leaves for the fire station.

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  10. "Its because were having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world" obviously this shows that if everyone was able to do and have what they wanted in life everyone would let the rest of the world crumble and would not care.

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  11. "We've started and won two atomic wars since 2022!" Why aren't people scared of this happening with all the planes constantly flying overhead? Do you think that this will impact the story at a later time?

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    1. I think that the people don't even realize the planes or the thought of war.

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    2. People really aren't aware of what happens outside of their own lives. The war isn't broadcasted to the people and if it is no is paying attention.

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  12. Do you think that Mildred will get fed up with Montag and turn him in?

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    1. I don't think so she could be interested in what they might find. I could see her come in a support him. Then they could learn what is really going on and what really happened in the world

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  13. Do you think there is something symbolic about Montag having the last bible?

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    1. It could be like he is a lot like Jesus. His goal is to bring about enlightenment upon this dark world because Clarisse changed his mind, and now he will try to change others.

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    2. I don't think Montag has the last bible. Faber said that there are no other copies left, but he just said that because he didn't trsut Montag and didn't want to get caught by a fireman.

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    3. I think it relates to the way the society has almost lost free will to choose a religion.

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    4. I think the last bible will help Montag to start the rebellion against the firemen to get the books back.

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  14. why are books considered to be insulting so that they are destroyed but none of these tv shows are insulting?

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    1. Because the government could control what the people say or what they do so they aren't insulting. While it would be harder for them to control what everyone is writing in their books.

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    2. I don't think that is the problem with the books, I think that it shows how life should be in the books and not how it actually is.

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    3. The t.v. shows are controlled. They don't give the people time to think about the meaning of them. They are just flashes of light going into people's eyes.

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    4. Not all books are insulting, only most. Comic books and the magazines were kept because they were purely entertainment and no thinking involved. I assume that this is the same with TV shows, documentaries and the like aren't aired, but celebrity or similar shows are kept.

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    5. The t.v. shows are controlled. They don't give the people time to think about the meaning of them. They are just flashes of light going into people's eyes.

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  15. Do you think that Mildred is being brainwashed by tv?

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    1. Yes, I think she is because she is always on it. She also does not really care about anything that is going on. She calls the people on the Tv her family. I think she watches way to much.

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    2. I feel like the tv has taken over life completely and all she does in life revolves around tv.

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  16. When and why do you think books started being destroyed in F451?

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    1. I think that it was a gradual thing rather than one event, and I think they did it to remove things that could offend people.

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    2. Well, Beatty said books were full of evil, so I thought they did because they are believing that thoughts in books are what brings about revolution and evil. But that is actually humans faults, so they destroy books, cram your head with facts to make you think you know something, and then this will bring about conformity. This is why books began to burn.

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  17. Why are the words Fear and War capitalized on page 73?

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    1. I think that Bradbury wanted to make the reader emphasize the importance of those two words and wanted to make an impact on the story.

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  18. Mildred said, "You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs" What does this show about Mildred's mind and how unstable she is. She is running over animals and she seems to not care about anything but herself.

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  19. What does the sieve symbolize?

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  20. They did a good job explaining events that have gone on with Montag.

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  21. When do you think Faber found out about what books mean to society?

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    1. I think he already has known for a while now, he seems to be wise and experienced with the importance of books.

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    2. I think he already has known for a while now, he seems to be wise and experienced with the importance of books.

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    3. I think Faber has known for quite awhile, but also it does not say when Faber was born, but it when Montag and Faber talk, he was a professor, and it made him sound like he has known about books and taught books before the began to burn, so I think he has known his entire life.

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  22. I think that Montag is guilty and knows he needs to get away from Mildred but Mildred is the only person that's really holding him back from his job and everything. He is kinda trapped in his own hell.

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  23. On page 72, Mildred asks "Who is more important, me or the Bible?". Who do you think is more important and why?

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    1. I think Montag will pick the bible, because I don't think he actually loves Mildred, and the book holds more knowledge and power. It can be more beneficial to Montag to pick the bible.

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  24. "I'm tired of listening to this junk" 65 Montag is going through thinks alone and this is causing him to go insane in his own way.

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  25. What role do you think Beatty will have later in the book? Do you think he will even show up?

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    1. I think whatever role he plays in the rest of the bookswill be a part of a major turning point in Montag's journey.

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  26. “at the beginning”-68
    is this a metaphor for this whole story, where i would assume the mass majority is somewhat illiterate, and a few rebels will rekindle the thirst for knowledge instead of this brutish way of thinking?

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  27. "Go take the beetle"64. Why is the beetle the only car in the story and does it have any significance to the story.

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    1. I don't think it does. I think it is Montag's only car because they have no kids. Or Bradbury loves the Beetles, you never know.

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  28. Do you think that Montag cares more about books than he cares about Mildred?

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  29. How does the sieve represent their society?

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    1. It represents how everyone just takes information through one ear and it flows out the other almost immediately. I think that is why it was so hard for Montag to memorize the Bible, because people in this society have never had to memorize something before.

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  30. Montag doesn't really do much with MIldred because all she does is watch TV, I think he gets more out of the books then he does with Mildred.

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  31. Is Montag going along the hero's journey? Is Faber gonna be his mentor?

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  32. "They show the pores in the face of life." says Faber. What do you think Faber meant by saying this?

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  33. How did montag know what a bible was? how does he know that it is a very important book that would be great to save.

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  34. What do you think is going to happen after he meets this guy when he gets off the train?

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  35. On page 76, Montag talks about the bible so what role do you think religion will play in the rest of the book?

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  36. On page 73, Mildred says, "Why should I read? What for?". Mildred shows no intention for motivation to read books, she just wants to watch tv

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  37. Mildred said, "Books are not people, you read and I look around, but there isn't anybody" what do you think this quote shows about how Mildred views and lives life?

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  38. Will the government go after Montag or even kill him?

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    1. I don't think so yet because I don't think the government knows that he has books.

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    2. Yes I think that Montag will die just like Clarisse.

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    3. I think that could happen or he could just hid it really well because he is a firemen and they know what to look for and where to hid it so it could be good for him.

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    1. I think it symbolizes how mechanical society has become be only following orders.

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    2. The hound is like the opposite of a fire dog in our time period.

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  40. I find it interesting that Montag finds two books that have caused controversy... Gulliver's Travels and the Bible.

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