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Fahrenheit 451 Character List & Flashcards

Fahrenheit 451 Character List & Flashcards
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These two characters are Mildred's friends. They are similar to Mildred; shallow and do not challenge the pressure of society to conform. They help turn in Mildred's husband for stealing books.
Ann and Clara do not like it when Guy reads them poetry and help Mildred turn him in for stealing and hiding books.
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This character is the main character's wife. She does not understand her husband. While she is unhappy, she is unwilling to go against the pressures of society.
Mildred Monatg tries to commit suicide several times. Eventually she turns her husband in for the books he has stolen.
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This character is the main character of the story. He struggles with his job as a firefighter burning books and steals some.
Guy Montag does not like his job burning books but struggles with the concept of going against society.
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The story of Fahrenheit 451 involves a man who struggles with accepting life that society pressures him to have or being an individual. He eventually chooses _____.
The main character, Guy, eventually decides to be an individual. Individuality is accomplished through questioning the 'status quo' and reading the banned books.
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These characters are the people tasked with burning the books in Fahrenheit 451.
Firefighters are not just expected to put out fires but are now expected to burn books they find and the homes they find them in.
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Define: dystopian society
This literary term defines a group of people living in an unpleasant environment with a totalitarian government or it is environmentally destroyed.
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The novel Fahrenheit 451 was written by _____ _____ (a person).
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451
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Ray Bradbury creates a glimpse into a terrible society where the government restricts what people do, see and say. This set of flashcards covers the characters, plot and themes in his novel, Fahrenheit 451. Use them to understand the warning presented and the characters who tell it.

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The novel Fahrenheit 451 was written by _____ _____ (a person).
Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451
Define: dystopian society
This literary term defines a group of people living in an unpleasant environment with a totalitarian government or it is environmentally destroyed.
These characters are the people tasked with burning the books in Fahrenheit 451.
Firefighters are not just expected to put out fires but are now expected to burn books they find and the homes they find them in.
The story of Fahrenheit 451 involves a man who struggles with accepting life that society pressures him to have or being an individual. He eventually chooses _____.
The main character, Guy, eventually decides to be an individual. Individuality is accomplished through questioning the 'status quo' and reading the banned books.
This character is the main character of the story. He struggles with his job as a firefighter burning books and steals some.
Guy Montag does not like his job burning books but struggles with the concept of going against society.
This character is the main character's wife. She does not understand her husband. While she is unhappy, she is unwilling to go against the pressures of society.
Mildred Monatg tries to commit suicide several times. Eventually she turns her husband in for the books he has stolen.
These two characters are Mildred's friends. They are similar to Mildred; shallow and do not challenge the pressure of society to conform. They help turn in Mildred's husband for stealing books.
Ann and Clara do not like it when Guy reads them poetry and help Mildred turn him in for stealing and hiding books.
This character makes Guy burn down his own house. He wants to take 'revenge' on Guy by hurting Guy's friend, Faber.
Captain Beatty is Guy's boss and is killed by Guy when he threatens to hurt Faber.
This character becomes an ally to Guy. He mentors Guy and shows him the true value of books.
Faber was an English professor before books were banned. He tells Guy there is a secret community that believes in reading books.
This character is the one who influences Guy and encourages him to question society. She disappears while she and Guy are developing a strong friendship.
Clarisse was a teenage girl living next door to Guy and Mildred. Mildred tells Guy that Clarisse was killed by a car.
This character leads the secret community that appreciates books. He leads them back to the city after it was bombed.
Granger welcomes Guy to the exiled community and explains to the group the myth about a phoenix rising from the ashes as he leads them back into the city.
This character is not human or even alive. It is an animal that is used by the firefighters to find books and the criminals hiding them.
Mechanical hounds disable and kills offenders with a poisonous needle.
This character is a friend of Millie's. One husband is killed, one commits suicide and one marriage results in a divorce.
Mrs. Bowles has a string of unsuccessful marriages and two children that hate her.
This character is a friend of Millie's. She shows no emotion when her third husband is sent off to war but when she cries when a poem is read to her, she shows her suppressed feelings.
Mrs. Phelps is vapid and does not appear to be emotionally connected to her life.
These two characters are workmates of Guy. They do their job without question or emotion.
Stoneman and Black have a lean and shadowed appearance, similar to all firemen. They are conservative.

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