Burning Bright Essay

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Fahrenheit 451
Burning Bright

Day 1
Activity:

Greek mythology
, like other cultural myths, was created to help explain the

world to people. Absent scientific evidence to describe phenomena or past events, people were at a loss to understand their history as well as the supposed supernatural.
Many of the creations of Greek mythology live with us today in our literature and popular culture. Take a course here .

Complete:
A.

Using the website http://www.mythweb.com/encyc/index.html research one Greek mythological character, event, place, or item and write about it below. Mythological Object

Description

B.
Explain the following quote by Beatty:
“Well, now you did it. Old Montag wanted to fly close to the sun and now that he’s burnt his wings, he wonders why.” T
o what
Greek myth was Beatty referring?

C.
Find one example of Greek mythology that is alive in popular culture today and explain it below.

Read:
Pages 111­121 Questions:
1. Who does Beatty blame for Montag’s transformation? Do you agree with Beatty?
Why or why not?

2. Explain this quote from Beatty: “For everyone nowadays knows, absolutely is certain, that nothing will ever happen to me . Others die,
I
go on. There are no consequences and no responsibilities.”

Plot Structure:
Continue with the plot structure

Day 2
Review:
Greek mythology

Vocabulary:
Below are sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentences. Use any clues you can find in the sentences, combined with your prior knowledge, to write a definition of the underlined words. If you are not comfortable with your definitions, you may look them up in a dictionary. Likewise, you may look up the definitions to confirm your original attempt. 1. Directly ahead lay a gas station, a great chunk of porcelain snow shining there, and two silver beetles pulling in to fill up.

2. Two dozen of them flurried , wavering, indecisive, three miles off, like butterflies puzzled by autumn......

Read:
Pages 121­130 Questions:
1. Why did Montag convince himself that Beatty wanted to die? Do you agree with
Montag? Why or why not?

2. Why didn’t the teenagers run over Montag?

Plot Structure:
Continue with the plot structure

Final Project:
Begin Movie Trailer storyboard.

Day 3
Review:
Inferences

Activity­
Symbolism
:
Symbolism
in reading is a person, object, event, or idea used to represent a bigger idea or truth. Find three symbols in Fahrenheit 451 and describe what they represent. Some possible symbols to explore are fire ,
The Hearth and the
Salamander
,
The Sieve and the Sand
, the Phoenix
,
Mildred
, and
Clarisse

Symbol

Representation

Vocabulary:
Below are sentences in which the vocabulary words appear in the text. Read the sentences. Use any clues you can find in the sentences, combined with your prior knowledge, to write a definition of the underlined words. If you are not comfortable with your definitions, you may look them up in a dictionary. Likewise, you may look up the definitions to confirm your original attempt.

1. …..Montag felt his nostrils dilate and he knew that he was trying to track himself and his nose was suddenly good enough to sense the path.....

2. It seemed so remote and no part of him.

3. Knowing that is other parlors he was large as life, in full color, dimensionally perfect.

4. ….to peer through the dimly lit windows of wakened houses, and saw the silhouettes of people inside watching their parlor walls.....

Read:
Pages 130­139

Questions:
1. Explain the plan for Montag’s escape.

2. What is meant by the phrase “Twenty million Montags running”?

Plot Structure:
Continue with the plot structure

Final Project: …