Fahrenheit 451 Quotes About Fire: Examples & Analysis


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How does Montag feel about fire at the beginning of Fahrenheit 451?

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1. Why does the woman quote Hugh Latimer when the firemen come to her home in Fahrenheit 451?

2. How does the woman who burns in her house view fire in Fahrenheit 451?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Given its title, you would probably guess that in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 the image of fire bears some significance. You can go through these assessment questions to see how well you understand the viewpoint of characters from the novel concerning fire.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These quiz questions will test you on:

  • The character Montag and his feelings about fire
  • Why the woman in the novel quotes Hugh Latimer
  • How the woman who gets burned in her house thinks of fire
  • Montag's thoughts about fire after he leaves the city

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast Montag's feelings toward fire at the beginning of the novel and when he sees a fire burning on the other side of the river
  • Interpreting information - make sure you can understand the significance of the image of fire for different characters in the novel
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Fahrenheit 451

Additional Learning

Study this subject even further by reviewing the associated lesson called Fahrenheit 451 Quotes about Fire: Examples & Analysis. This lesson will go over:

  • The various uses of fire in the novel
  • Montag's relationship to fire
  • The significance of fire to other characters
  • Specific fire images in the novel and what they mean