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Fahrenheit 451
by Bradbury, Ray
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1. Bradbury's book was written in the 1950s. Do you think that the issues he addresses are they same today as they were when he wrote the book?

2. In "Fahrenheit 451," the role of firemen is to start fires, not to put them out. Why do you think the government chose to actively burn books, instead of just letting them disappear as people became more focused on television, etc?

3. What kinds of things does the government oppose besides books and reading? Why is the government against these things?

4. Who are the men along the railroad tracks? What role do they play in the story?

5. Several characters attempt suicide in the story. What about this society would lead them to take their own lives?

6. Which characters could you relate to most, and why? Where there characters you didn't like?

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