Notes On ' Fahrenheit 451 '

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Fahrenheit 451 Vocab * stolid: not easily excited; upset * minstrel: a musician, singer, or poet * imperceptibly: impossible to see or notice * olfactory:pertaining to the sense of smell * proboscis:a long, flexible snout * grotesque: odd or unnatural in shape or appearance * asbestos: a fibrous mineral used for making fireproof articles * seance: a meeting in which a spiritualist attempts to communicate with the spirits of the dead * cadence: rhythmic flow of sequence of sounds or words * granary: a storehouse for threshed grain * ricochets: shot that rebounds one or more times off a surface * ballistics: the science or study of the motion of bullets, shells, or bombs * proclivities: a tendency to choose or to do something regularly * juggernaut: any large or overpowering destructive force or object * pyre: a pile of wood or other combustible material Quotes “You know I’m not afraid of you at all…So many people are. Afraid of firemen, I mean. But you’re just a man after all…” In this situation Montag is first meeting Clarisse, and this is the first time the reader meets someone who is unique. This quote brings out the theme that those who are different in a strict society can help bring out someone’s true identity, and Clarisse does this to Montag. “Mrs. Phelps was crying. The others in the middle of the desert watched her crying grow very loud as her face squeezed itself out of shape.” In this situation, Montag has finished reading his poem to Mildred’s

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