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9th ELA F451 Q&A

9TH ELAF451 Q *&ASTUDY GUIDEBACKGROUND INFORMATION

QuestionAnswer
What type of genre is this novel? Science Fiction - It is a dystopian novel.
When was this novel first published? 1953
Who is the author? Ray Bradbury
What point of view is this novel written in? 3rd person limited
What is “utopian”? an ideal world
What is “dystopian”? A dystopia, on the other hand, is a world in which nothing is perfect. The problems that plague our world are often even more extreme in dystopias. Dystopia is a play on the made-up word utopia using the prefix dys, which means bad or difficult. Words like dysfunctional or dyslexia illustrate the use of this prefix. the opposite of an ideal world
What is a “salamander” and how is it used in the novel? The firemen had a salamander as their symbol since there was a myth that salamanders could live through fire.
What is a “phoenix” and how is it used in the novel? bird which caught on fire and was reborn from its ashes (SYMBOL OF REBIRTH)
What is “Fahrenheit 451” (besides the title of the novel)? the temperature at which books burn
Who is Guy Montag patterned after in history? Guy Fawkes - plotted to blow up the English Parliament but was stopped. British celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (Nov. 5) to remember that the plan failed.
the temperature at which books burn Fahrenheit 451”
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