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This guide to Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" aims to help students understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. This tale concerns censorship and anti-intellectualism.
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CliffsNotes on Fahrenheit 451 explores a twenty-fourth century world in which books are considered evil because they inspire people to think and to question.
Following the story of a 30-year-old fireman who's spent the last decade destroying books for a living, this study guide features a graphical map to show how the novel's characters relate to one another. In addition, CliffsNotes provides character analyses that take you deeper into the minds and mechanical workings of Ray Bradbury's famous social criticism Other features that help you figure out this important work include
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -78) and index.
About the Author
Kristi Hiner is an English teacher at Wooster High School in Wooster, Ohio, where she also serves as the school newspaper advisor.
Table of Contents
Life and Background of the Author.
Introduction to the Novel.
PART ONE: The Hearth and the Salamander.
PART TWO: The Sieve and the Sand.
PART THREE: Burning Bright.
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