Storyboard -- Fahrenheit 451

Storyboard -- Fahrenheit 451

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  • Citizens are expected to conform strictly to society’s expectations. individuality is seen as a bad thing.
  • Fire Station 451
  • "'Old Montag wanted to fly near the sun and now that he's burnt his damn wings, he wonders why?'" (pg. 113)
  • The society tends to dehumanize its citizens.
  • "' No. The same girl. McClellan. McClellan. Run over by a car. Four days ago. But I'm not sure. But I think she's dead. The family moved out anyway. I don't know. But I think she's dead.'" (pg. 47)
  • There is often an illusion of a perfect society to cover up what is really happening.
  • “'White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone’s written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag.'" (pg. 59)
  • Bradbury created this aspect of a dystopia by making any talk of books seem outrageous, as seen by the graphic. He emphasizes this fact by making the characters seem the same, so when someone reads barely a lick, it appears to be a big issue among the characters.
  • For this characteristic, the society created by Bradbury dehumanized its citizens using technology. After Clarisse's death, Mildred just talks openly about how a young woman was driven over and killed and acts like it is nothing when in reality, no matter who it was, a normal human would've felt some level of remorse.
  • In this part, Beatty is in Montag's house explaining why and how book burning began, all while Montag has hidden a book behind the pillow. This scene illustrates a perfect illusion because although the government says they are burning books to make everyone equal, they are only doing it so the citizens won't get ideas against the government.
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