Monday, April 24, 2017

AP Prompt Essay

AP Prompt Essay Question: Pretend to contribute to a magazine or newspaper; write an article describing a place you know well that might be of interest to readers. Define the significance, use descriptive detail to make attitude clear.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

451 Fahrenheit answers update

The Chase is on

1) Why did the hound attack Montag?
      -- The hound attacked Montag because since the hound is meant to kill criminals or anyone who disobeys a law, Montag murdered Beatty and other firemen therefore making Montag a criminal.

2) How did Montag defend himself?
      -- Montag defended himself by using the flamethrower on the hound.

3) What did Montag realize about Beatty?
     -- Montag realizes that Beatty wanted to die. That is why, Beatty was throwing insults at Montag wanting him to use the flamethrower.

4) Where did Montag go?
     -- Montag was on his way to Faber's house but stopped on the way to one of his firemen's house to plant a book in there.

5) What happened when Montag crossed the street?
      -- Montag was able to barely dodge a speeding car, and since Clarisse died by getting ran over, Montag assumes that they are the ones who killed Clarisse

A Step Ahead of the Hound

1) What did Montag do at the Black's House?
     -- Before going to Faber's house, Montag when to the Black's house to plant one of the books.

2) How does Faber describe the war?
     -- (I don't know the answer to this, but I'll come back to it later)

3) Describe Faber's TV
    -- Faber's TV is small and was placed behind a picture.

4) What was on TV while Montag was on the run?
    -- The TV showed that they were still looking for Montag and assigned a new hound to capture him.

5) What was Montag running for when everyone locked out of their houses?
   -- Montag was running towards the river to find other writers.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Fahrenheit 451 answers part 2

1) Mildred is afraid getting caught by reading the books while Montag hopes that these books will lead to an understanding.

2) Montag wonders why the war is not discussed among the people in the society, or even on TV. He is also annoyed that they fly overhead constantly, without a moment's rest. But the people of the society believe that the war is nothing to worry about.

3) Professor Faber is a man that Montag met in a park a few years ago which this man gave his number to Montag also.

4) Since Montag was riding on the subway, he finds it very difficult to read the bible since there were advertisements that were too noisy. He then complains out loud which causes people to look at him. This part of the book is a turning point in his life because this is the first time he notices how advertisements or technology can get very annoying,

5) The argument that Faber creates for books is first the quality. He states the book s have quality because they speak both the evils of humanity as well as all the good things humans do. The second thing Faber argues is that the books require leisure. People have to take time to read and digest the books. Lastly, the third argument Faber states is the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the interaction of the first two.

6) The "small green metal object" is the green bullet that goes in Montag's ear so that Faber can talk to him whenever. It allows Faber to listen in on the conversation that Montag has.

7) The White Clown TV shows the society of people to be mindless drones who are easily and cheaply amused.

8) Mrs. Phelps is carried away by the emotion of the poem because she has never heard a poem or read before. She begins crying, and she is not sure why. She says that she started crying because the poem was bad. She has been conditioned to believe that literature is bad, emotion is bad, and feelinfs is bad.

9) When Montag and Beatty arrive to their destination. Beatty watches Montag like a hawk because he wants to see how Montag will react to the realization that the house the men plan to burn tonight is Montag's. Montag realizes that someone turned him in so his books will be set on fire.

Fahrenheit 451 answers part 1

1) Bradberry starts off the story with, "It was pleasure to burn", to show readers that Montag enjoys and is happy by burning people's homes and books. It's more pleasure to burn books than reading the books because in the time zone of this book, they don't want people to gain more knowledge.

2) Bradberry compares the books to birds because it gives the reader the image of fluttering wings and feathers falling smoothly into the ground. It is a more descriptive way than simply saying "and the books burned."

3) The difference between Montag and Clarisse is that besides Montag actually going outside most of the time, he is curious about books and takes risks which means he is willing to break the rules while Clarisse has no interest in books at all, and would want to stick with the rules so that they won't get caught and killed.

4) In the book, Bradburry predicts that the size of our TV screen would get bigger. Also entering the "play" suggests a prediction that technology would be more interactive. Montag also predicts correctly on how technology can make the relationship of one another difficult.

5) I actually don't know the answer to this one. Oh well, i'll come back to it.

6) I think Bradburry is trying to to show the clear contrast of these two characters. Clarisse is this happy cheerful person while Montag's wife attempts suicide. I also think the author introduces this part of Montag's life because it shows that Montag really isn't happy.

7) All the houses are all fireproof in this book because this book is taking place in the future. And in the future, fireproof houses exits to keep people safe from fires.

8) Mildred required emergency service, for example, the police, ambulance, fire brigade, etc. because Mildred is very unhealthy. She needed her stomach pumped to take out the old blood and replace with it new blood.

9) A mechanical hound is a fake dog which looks real. This dog is made up of copper, brass, and steel. The job of the mechanical hound is to hunt people down who have books or criminals.

10) The society considers Clarisse as anti-social because she is anti-social. In school, she refuses to interact at school socially because she believes what they teach is useless and intended only for mind control.

11) The women lit the match because she didn't want to heave her books. They were hers and it was no use because her books were dead and she wanted to be dead with them.

12) The relationship of Montag and Mildred is fake love. They don't really love each other and they are also not happy with each other. In fact, they both can't remember where they went for their honeymoon.

13) The purpose Beatty's visit is to lecture Montag on how he should stop and not waste time on being curious about books. Beatty reminds Montag on why firefighters do what they do.

14) I don't have time to answer this question yet. I'll come back to it later.

15) Montag feels fat because of he feels all the new knowledge of and interest in books he has gained feels like a burden to him. This burden makes him feel uncomfortable in his body and affects him physically.