Fahrenheit 451 powerpoint

By: Elainah Connolly
• A person who has courage, is noble,
brave, does good deeds, and stands up
for what they believe in even if other
people don’t agree.
• Someone that is admirable, and a role
•Setting: if the setting is a dangerous or bad place in
need of a hero. Censorship is one of the major themes
in the book (Harris).
•Conflicts: conflicts make the person on the hero’s
journey step up and want to take action.
•Antagonists: this is the opposite of what the hero wants
to be so it pushes them to do better.
•Montag lives in a dystopian society. “People were unhappy and discontented, so
the government acted to remove the sources of their unhappiness and to enhance
their lives with activities which would prevent them from thinking and, thus, being
unhappy” (Harris).
•At first Montag supported his society, but then he started realizing how many
things were wrong with his society like the censorship, a major theme in the book,
the entertainment, and the political correctness (Harris).
•Discovering the problems within this culture Montag changes his ways and makes
him overcome the man he used to be.
•When Montag meets Clarisse she awakens him to the, “irrationality of his world,”
and makes him question his society (Camara).
•Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in 1953, toward the end of the McCarthyism
and at the beginning of the Cold War (Harris).
•Fahrenheit 451 takes place in the future the 21st century and in a large American
city (Bradbury “In what city”).
•Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is, “an American society of the 24th century in which
books are outlawed,” (Camara).
• Heroes are sometimes rewarded by their society
by getting awards or being recognized for their
• Sometimes heroes are self-rewarded by
knowing that they achieved what they wanted to
do or become.
• At the end of the book, I think that Montag does
feel some self-rewarding because he felt that he
had finally started to do the right thing and he
found people that enjoy the same things he does
and they trust him.
• I think that Guy Montag is a rogue hero. He
saves his own day but not necessarily everyone
else’s (From Sarah).
• He is intriguing and goes through a lot of
transformation to become a hero.
• At first Montag is like every other firefighter,
loves his job of starting fires, burning done
houses and loves the smell of kerosene. But, he
soon realizes that the dystopian society in which
he lives in is not the type he wants to take part
in, which turned him into a hero.
• I believe that Captain Beatty, the chief firefighter, is the villain.
• Beatty is said to be “disturbed”, “the novel’s villain- Fire Chief Beatty”
(EBSCOhost The Life).
• “Captain Beatty adores the destructive power of fire; he allows
himself to be literally consumed by it,” (Powerful Themes).
• “the reader can see how improbable it is to associate Beatty with
anything other than destruction,” (Powerful Themes).
• Although not the main antagonist in the book, the mechanical hound
is also a villain along with the government. “The mechanical creation
has gained control over the natural being” (Powerful Themes).
• The mechanical hound has taken over. “, a robotic beast with
prodigious powers of detection, speed, and destruction, sniffs out
offenders for the burning” (EBSCOhost The Life).
• If Montag’s society was different I don’t believe
he would considered a hero because books
wouldn’t be contraband and there wouldn’t be a
problem with firemen burning books and people
wouldn’t be getting in trouble.
• Clarisse McClellan helped Montag to become a hero. Clarisse is a
seventeen year old girl that introduces Montag to the corruptness of
their society. “Clarisse: she is a catalyst for his moral-questioning
mind” (Powerful Themes).
• Clarisse represents the ideal (Powerful Themes).
• Faber helped Montag become a hero because he had the same
ideas as Montag but was too much of a coward to say anything
about it, he didn’t want to be put in danger because he had some of
the contraband books.
• Mildred helped Montag to become a hero because from her he
realized how much his society wasn’t concerned with death. Montag
thought this was extremely odd.
• Mildred represents the actual (Powerful Themes).
• Captain Beatty showed Montag what he shouldn’t be. He used his
knowledge of books against people and he was detructive. Montag
didn’t want to become like this.
• Montag relates more to a hero because he kills the villain
which is Captain Beatty and escapes from the
mechanical hound.
• When Montag and Beatty had their confrontation at the
end of the book it is questionable as to if Beatty actually
wanted to die. , “one senses that a part of Beatty actually
wants to die- as if the honesty with which he is ‘arm’d’ is
the honesty of confession and remorse” (EBSCOhost
The Life).
• If this is true Beatty knew that he was doing bad things.
And by killing Beatty, Montag was doing the rights things
because he saved more people from getting in trouble by
having book and getting their houses burnt down.