Fahrenheit 451

Cheyenne A. & Hannah Y.

"Fahrenheit 451- the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns..."

The system was simple. Everyone understood it. Books were for burning, along with the houses in which they were hidden.


"If you don't want a house built, hide the nails and wood." -pg. 61

Symbolism / Motifs

Epiphany: Beatty wanted to die.

"In the middle of the crying Montag knew it for the truth. Beatty had wanted to die. He had just stood there, not really trying to save himself...How strange..." -pg. 122


"Do you know the legend of Hercules and Antaeus, the giant wrestler, whose strength was incredible so long as he stood firmly on the earth? But when he was held, rootless, in midair, by Hercules, he perished easily." -pg. 83

Irony/ Sarcasm

"There is no terror Cassius, in your threats, for I am arm'd so strong in honesty that they pass me in idle an wind, which I respect not!" -pg. 119

Character/ Scene

"Remember Caesar, thou art mortal." -pg. 113