Thursday, March 19, 2015

All Boys, All Blogged: March 19, 2015

Focus: Is Montag becoming a hero?

1. Warming up with some thoughts on your upcoming banned book speeches

a. What's the first thing you're going to say to us?
b. How are you going to use the glowing screen behind you?

A sample bad presentation
A sample good presentation

2. Offering you a few types of heroes...does Montag fit any of these categories?

3. Enjoying our penultimate fishbowl discussion: F451, pages 102-129

HW:
1. Finish putting words 16-30, "incessant" through "prattle" into www.quizlet.com; we will do a little review of the words after spring break to prepare you for the quiz on Friday. (Quiz is postponed until after spring break).

2. Prepare for our final fishbowl discussion on Tuesday, March 31 on F451 and completing your final green reading journal/observation chart. Reading charts will be collected for the final time on Tuesday.

3. Work on your banned book speech. If you are absent or not ready to go on the day you signed up for, you automatically lose 10 points on your presentation.


86 comments:

  1. Describe the change Guy Montag has shown from beginning to now. Do you think he would have performed murder in the beginning of the book?

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    1. I think that he has changed a lot from the beginning of the book. He used to be very pleased with his life and liked his captain, but now he has killed him. I don't think he could have never killed anyone in the beginning

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    2. Would he even consider picking up a book at the beginning? Would that thought even cross his mind?

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    3. At the start of the book he questions what Clarisse is saying and her thoughts. Now he is so far along with what started as Clarisse's thoughts that he now has to run away and stay on the DL (down low) or else he will be killed.

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    4. I think he has changed drastically, he used to be extremely ignorant and content with his life. He also wasn't capable of murder in the beginning but now he is.

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  2. Why do you think Mildred ended up calling in on Montag?

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    1. I think she thought she was doing the right thing because that is the law. But I also think she did not think of him as her family she thought the TV was her family. Montag was just really somebody that lived with them.

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    2. She probably realized that she didn't like him and found him to be an oddball which was going against the norm.

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    3. She is blind on what really matters in life. She had no love for Montag and couldn't care less what happened to Montag. Mildred only cares about herself.

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    4. I think she was worried for her own safety

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    5. She probably did it because she was fed up with keeping a secret for her husband that she seemed like she didn't like very much. She didn't want to pay the consequences for Montag's actions.

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    6. She was probably scared and thought it was the best thing to do.

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  3. If my house was burning down i don't think i would really care what to grab. I do not really have any object that i need.

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    1. ya i agree what i grab isnt very important

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  4. Is Montag going to flee and join a walking camp in order to be safe from the law.

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    1. I think that he will try to get to a walking camp but I don't think it will be that easy

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    2. I don't think that one man can hide from the whole country. I think he will try to, but he will get caught eventually.

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  5. "Fire its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences." Does this mean a lot of the times fire is started on purpose in life is because of wanting of destroying responsibility and consequences.

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  6. Could the war be against people who oppose the governments control over people or is the government just saying there is a war to get the citizens approval?

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  7. On page 119, Montag kill Captain Beatty with a flamethrower, "And then he was a shrieking blaze." Why do you think the author chose to have such a violent death with fire when all of the firemen think that fire is so peaceful?

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    1. I think this is when Montag becomes the most motivated to achieve his goals and he wont stop for anything in his way anymore like he has previously in the book.

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  8. If the war happens in the book what kind of war do you think it will be? Could it be another nuclear war or will they be mobilizing large armies.

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    1. I think it could be a nuclear war or large amount of troops. I think it will depend on what the government thinks they will need.

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    2. I think it would get way out of hand. We don't know what the government is capable of.

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    3. Looking back in the book, Montag mentioned how there had been two atomic wars since 2022. That comment leaves little doubt in my mind that another war would be nuclear.

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  9. Montag said," we never burned right" before he killed Beatty. What does he mean by this?

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    1. I think he meant that the firemen didn't use fire for the right purpose

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    2. I think that Montag still has the wrong idea of burning. He thinks that burning right is burning the normal evil crowd, but really I think that burning shouldn't mean any of that.

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  10. Why would Bradbury use fire as the choice of killing Beatty? What is the symbolic meaning of it?

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    1. It could resemble Montag's progressively burning hatred towards Beatty, and when Montag gets to his tipping point he refers to fire to teach Beatty how it feels to burn to death like the women that they burned.

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    2. After Montag killed Beatty he remembered back to when Beatty had said "don't face a problem, burn it."121

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  11. Does Montag regret his decision of murdering Beatty and running?


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    1. I think that Montag has feelings of remorse, but as he said when talking to Faber, what he did was necessary and it wasn't a spontaneous action, but one that has been thought upon beforehand, both consciously and subconsciously.

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    2. I think in the moment he doesnt but it may come back to haunt him later

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  12. If you were montag would you rather have made the decision to be taken to jail or would you have done all that he does

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    1. I probably would've just gone to jail, I am no hero I am just an ordinary man. Plus, I would rather spend a few years in jail than become even more of a criminal and kill people and have to live without being seen.

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  13. With Mildred continuing to be unpredictable, and Montag not even seeing her as his wife, Why do you think Montag continued to be with her when he was discovering all these new things about books that is totally against what Mildred believes in and her TV world?

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  14. "It was a vast stage without scenery, inviting him to run across, easily seen in the blazing illumination, easily caught, easily seen." How would you feel in Montag's position? Is he so afraid not only because he could be caught, but because the light doesn't allow him to hide his true feelings anymore?

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  15. "I might be dead by noon; use this." Why would Montag assume that he will die by noon? There are so many time in a day so what's with him thinking this?

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    1. He is the most wanted man right now so all of the hounds, cops, and people will be looking for him.

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    2. I think he knows what is coming. He knows that the government is after him. That has got to be a pretty scary thing.

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  16. Why did Mildred betray Montag, what does this show about their relationship?

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    1. She betrayed him because they had no relationship. They were just living with each other with no purpose at all.

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    2. She does this because she is trying to protect her family. She feels that her tv family is more important then her husband and she is is trying to save herself.

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    3. It shows that they were never really in love, and that Mildred became too stuck in her TV world and became devoured in the society and what they want you to believe.

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    4. This shows that they had no relationship, throughout the book they have shown no affection whatsoever.

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    5. I think that this just proves that the government played a role in setting up marriages because obviously there was never any type of love.

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  17. On page 119 Montag kills Beatty, then on the top of page 120 he kills the two other firemen who didn't even try to save themselves. Why do you think they didn't try to save themselves and run from or attack Montag.

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    1. I think they thought that they deserved it in a sense, I think they were unhappy with their lives and felt like Montag's cause was for the best.

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    2. I think that they were to dumbfounded to move and think.

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  18. Where did Mildred go after she called in the alarm on Montag for hiding the books?

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  19. How big is trust in this book?

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    1. I feel like the people in the book only trust a few others. I don't think they can really trust each other.

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    2. Trust is a big part in this book, but also its very limited. Survival consists of just acting as a normal citizen, but survival with freedom requires a huge amount of trust.

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  20. What is the difference between Mildred and Montag? How was Mildred's mind manipulated easier than Montag's?

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    1. Mildred seemed to be brainwashed like most everyone in that society and Montag was more aware of all the madness that is happening and he's trying to do something about it when Mildred is just sitting back and watching

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    2. First of all Harrison great question! I believe the difference between them is Mildred is caught up in the bad society whereas Montag wants happiness and answers.

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  21. I do not think that she actually was killed i think that montag will actually find Clarisse again

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  22. I think Bradbury not explaining how Clarisse died was done that way for a reason and for the audience not to worry about the character and have the main focus on the main characters.

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  23. What are some predictions you guys have?

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    1. I predict that their will be a chase down and montag will get away and find faber. I think faber has connections or something with printers and that they will go to them.

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    2. Faber and Montag might fall in love

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  24. Beatty isn't afraid of death. He wanted Montag to kill him.

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  25. Do you think stay at home wives' like Mildred are more suggested to being trapped in the TV world since they just stay at home and watch TV?

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  26. Has Beatty read a lot because of the text he knows?

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    1. I think he has. How else would he quote a scholar?

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  27. If the war is real, why do you think it was started? Do you think that all nations in the world are like the one Montag lives in, or do some still encourage reading and education?

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    1. I think that their might be free societies fighting to free this state.

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  28. Why do you think Beatty wanted Montag to kill him? Do you think he wanted Montag to kill him?

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    1. Maybe Beatty has secret beliefs that the society they live in is corrupt and he wanted to take the easy way out without letting anyone else know his views on the problem

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    2. I don't think he wanted Montag to kill him, but I don't think he showed an urgency because he knew that if Montag were to follow through with murder, then the whole government would have gone after him. And I think Beatty really wanted that.

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    3. I think he wanted Montag to kill him because he has books of his own and would rather die by Montag than be caught and killed by the government. It is so he is remembered kind of as a hero by dying by fugitive than dying as a fugitive himself.

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  29. What do you think was the difference between montag and the other fire men what pushed montag to start to take books an none of the other fire men. Have there been other firemen to do the same thing as Montag?

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    1. There probably have been a few firemen before montag but they got caught. I think montag has gotten lucky and that he has a smarter spark to him.

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  30. Who could Beatty actually be? He seems highly educated in literature... Do you think he once read books like Montag?

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    1. I think he has he just will not admit it because reading is not allowed but I think he has broken the rules about it.

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    2. It would make sense for him to do that, being the leader of a firemen department would make the perfect disguise to harbor banned books.

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  31. I don't really think that Beatty wants to be better than everyone else I think he just wants to prove his points and taking advantage of Montag. Montag was to blind to see that Beatty was smart and knew all along.

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    1. He may have also used his knowledge to make Montag feel bad and unintelligent so that Montag would get the impression that books hurt people and are bad.

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  32. Will Montag change the world's views or will he be caught and sent to prison?

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  33. Do you think that Montag will successfully start a revolution on keeping books safe?

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  34. Justin talked about how the government gave Beatty the information about the books and about how the government controlled the books, but the government isn't who banned the books. Society evolved until they didn't need/want books anymore.

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