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Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 Guided Reading Questions

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Anna Burnett

Fahrenheit 451 Guided Reading Questions

Part 1: The Hearth and the Salamander
1. As the story opens, what are the forces acting upon the protagonist, Montag, and what other forces help Montag in the recognition of his dilemma?
The forces acting upon Montag are the fireman crew, Beatty, and Mildred. Clarisse helped Montag with his dilemma.

2. What is Montag’s dilemma both 1) as he sees it, and 2) as the reader sees it?
Montag’s dilemma as he sees it is he is extremely unhappy and discouraged with his wife and job. The dilemma in the way the readers sees it is he is unhappy with his job and his life.

3. What is the significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes?
He sees himself from somebody else’s eyes and point of view.

4. Clarisse causes Montag to recall a childhood memory in which a wish was embedded. What is the implication of the memory and the wish? When Montag remembered the candle, he remembered what life was like before he was “unhappy”.

5. What two observations does Clarisse make about Montag’s conversational mannerisms? Why is this important?(The answer to this may become more obvious when you finish the novel.)
The first one is he laughs at everything she said, and he never thought about what or how he was going to answer.

6. Define the word “peculiar” 1) for yourself, and 2) using a second resource. What things do the
McClellans do according to 1) your personal definition, and 2) the
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