A Review of Ray Bradburys Novel Fahrenheit 451 Your assignment is to write a three page (or longer) persuasive review of Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, which must have a title, a thesis statement,
a beginning, middle, and end.
You will also need a works cited page, in which you list Bradbury’s novel as a source.
A Review of Ray Bradburys Novel Fahrenheit 451 Essay Structure
Please follow the five-paragraph essay structure. Use prewriting techniques to generate ideas if you need to.
The purpose of a persuasive review is to convince the reader of the merits (and/or weaknesses) of a piece of art, such as a novel. Imagine that the
reader is trying to decide whether or not to pay his or her hard-earned money to read Fahrenheit 451. Are the characters believable? Did the plot make sense?
A Review of Ray Bradburys Novel Fahrenheit 451 Elements for Discussion
You must discuss at least two of the following elements of the novel in your review:
You may, if you wish, also answer one or more of the following optional questions in your essay:
Which modern inventions (such as big-screen televisions, the I-Pod, and online role-playing games) does Ray Bradbury predict in Fahrenheit 451?
In the opening scene, why are the books compared to birds?
Montag says that “You never wash it off completely,” referring to the kerosene. What could this mean symbolically?
Why do you think that Bradbury would introduce Clarisse before Montag’s wife, Mildred?
How is life in Montag’s house very different from that of Clarisse’s house?
Is there anything unusual about the way the two men go about helping Mildred? How is it unusual?
How is Clarisse different than Mildred?
Why does society consider Clarisse “anti-social” (page 29)?
On page 40, Beatty reveals something very important about himself and his knowledge. What is it?
What has happened to Clarisse? How did it happen?
What is unusual about the way Mildred told Montag about Clarisse?
Pages 55 to 62 contain great truths about our world. Discuss three things Beatty talks about in his speech to Montag that are true about our world.
The first draft will not be graded.
You will write a final draft, and staple the first draft to it. Relax and have fun!
The Work Cited page for this assignment should look like the example below: