What is the significance of Montag seeing his reflection in Clarisse’s eyes?
She isn’t like everyone else. She has a special feature that no one else has.
Clarisse causes Montag to recall a memory in which a wish was embedded. What was the significance of the memory and the wish?
When he was a kid, there was a blackout. His mom lit a candle and he had an hour of rediscovery.
What two oberservations does Clarisse make about Montag’s conversational mannerisms?
She thinks he isn’t happy or in love. He also laughs when she isn’t funny and she answers before he is done thinking.
What things do the McClellans do which cause them to be classidied as peculiar?
Clarisse thinks to much and talks about men on the moon. Her uncle was arrested for being a pedestrian and the family sits with the lights on to talk.
What final question does Clarrise ask Montag on the night of their first encounter? Why is this question important to the plot?
The question was, “Is he happy?” and it got Montag thinking if he really was happy. He eventually figured out that he isn’t happy but keeps telling himself that he is happy.
When Montag enters his home, he stares at the blank wall, but in his memory sees Clarisse. What extended simile describes how he sees her? What is the significance about the comparison?
She’s compared to the dial on a small clock. The lines on her face like the minute and the numbers on a clock. Her faces glows, like the numbers on a clock.
Find two further similes Montag uses to describe Clarisse. Do the similes serve any purpose other than to characterize Clarisse?
Her eyes are like mirrors and not everyone is the same. Another thing that is said is that clarisse is like a marionette show.
Describe the bedroom that montage enters. Whom does the settings characterize?
The room was quiet and dark. He notices something on the ground as he keeps walking in and he kicks it.
At this point of realization, what happens to the smile on Montag’s face, and what is his answer to Clarisse’s question?
He sees his wife on the bed motionless and he thinks she is dead. He started to think if he was really happy but he realizes he isn’t.
What event occurs on the night which provides Montag with the impression of the state of society? What is the impression?
The impression is that she is dead. He finds his wife on the bed because she kept forgetting that she took her sleeping pill so she kept taking it.
In contrast, what does Montag hear and for how long?
Montag wants someone who wants to listen to him. He wants someone to love and be happy with.
What test of love does Clarisse give Montag, and how does he respond to it?
She rubs a dandelion under his chin and there is no pollen under his chin which means he isn’t in love. He says it didn’t work because she had used it on herself.
Describe Clarisse’s personality.
She is kind, loving, genorous, funny and very smart. And she is like a daughter to Montag.
What observations does Clarisse make about how Montag differs from other firemen?
If she asks him to do something crazy, he will do it.
Describe the mechanical hound.
The hound has steele needles that inject morphine into people. It barks at Montag all of the time and it scares him very much.
What does “antisocial” mean? What does it mean in the society of Fahrenheit 451; TO whom is this term applied?
Antisocial means not very talkative and don’t socialize well with other people. In the story it means people that talk to much and are very social. This term is applied toward Clarisse.
What does Clarrise say people talk about? Find some examples of representation conversation throughout the book.
She says they talk about sports and teams.
During the card game at the fire station, wat question does Montag ask? What does it contribute to the plot.
He asks if firemen long ago ever put out fires instead of setting them. It suggests that he is eager to know the truth.
What does Montag think of his feelings would be if his wife dies?
He thinks he would be sad, and unable to work.
What does Montag think about the old woman and all of the books he has destroyed?
He feels guilty and starts to think more about why they set the book on fire.
What is the meaning of the title of Part 2?
The sand goes right through the sieve. Montag is reading books that go right through him and he doesn’t remember any of it.
What is the importance of the dentifrice commercial?
To show how easily the population is brainwashed by the advertisment.
Why does Montag go to see Faber?
Montag wanted the knowledge of books and he is able to understand the importance of books.
What does Faber tell Montag about the books?
Saving books is important and people shouldn’t be aloud not to have the books.
What are the 3 things which Faber says are missing from society? Tell how each is indeed missing from society of Fahrenheit 451.
Lacking the quality of leisure to digest, in quality and the right to carry out actions based on what we have learned from the interaction of the first 2.
Describe the parlor women, their views, their conversational concerns.
They are like a crystal chandelier twinkling in a thousand chimes. They are very gossipy and talk about the latest romances and war.
Why does Montag read “Dover Beach” aloud to the ladies.
Because the poem is simpolic to their society.
How do the women react?
The woman cry and over react because they have never heard a story that sad before.
What is Mildred’s main concern as she runs out of the house?
Her main concern is her family. She says everything is gone.
What feelings does Montag have about burning his house?
He feels sad beacuase he recalls what happened to the old woman and her house.
While Montag was in the flight from the scene of Beatty’s murder, what thought occurred to him about Beatty?
It occurred to Montag that Beatty wanted to die.
What was the explanation which Montag and Faber arrived at for how so very much could have happened within a week?
They said that they were memorizing books and they didn’t realize how much time had passed.
What are Montag’s impressions of the land across the river?
A place free from his own world and regulations and represented freedom and refudge.
When Montag complained about being unable to remember Mildred, what explanation did Granger give?
Everyone must have something behind them when they die. Something your hand has touched someway so your soul has somewhere to go when they die.
What was Granger’s philosophy in life, taught to him by his grandfather, and handed down to Montag?
He compares humans to a phoenix rising up from its own ashes again and again.
Describe the effects of the war and as Montag imagined them?
He imagines Mildred watching the wall when a bomb hits and she can’t escape. She is burned and dies with other people. He also sees bodies falling from the sky.
What was the promise at the end of the story?
The promise is a new era and mankind is entirley doomed.