2016 Exam Paper, Question 7 Analyse how one or more ideas in the text served as a warning to readers In the novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, the character Montag progressively realises that technology has taken over people’s lives to warn readers that the same could happen to us. There are many times […]

Dystopias like Farenhieght 451 work as moral warnings because we recognise ourselves in the characters. Mildred is the definition of a moral warning as all she wants to do is sit in the parlour room and be immersed in the screen and not be aware of whats going on in the world. This is shown when […]

“his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history” This metaphor describes Montag as an “amazing conductor”, who is someone that creatively conducts music, when he is burning books. This suggests that the only human creativity in the future of […]

  Character Awakening Fahrenheit 451 is a novel with a future dystopia theme written by Ray Bradbury. A dystopia is an imaginary, unpleasant world where something has gone wrong. A dystopia can have many features such as technology, post-apocalypse and a character awakening. Fahrenheit 451 is a future dystopia as it has a character that awakens throughout the novel. […]

No True Scotsman:  Person A: “No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.” Person B: “But my uncle Angus likes sugar with his porridge.” Person A: “Ah yes, but no true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.” Gamblers Fallacy: Reasoning that, in a situation that is pure random chance, the outcome can be affected by previous outcomes. Example: […]

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