Debating the World of Farenheit 451
Kind of Activity:
Discussion and debate
To better understand Beatty's perspective through role-play
In today's section, Beatty lays out exactly why the book's world is the way that it is. It is a history lesson both for the reader and for Montag, who never knew this background before. Beatty is presented as an intelligent man who has thought about these issues, rather than swallowing them mindlessly, and who has decided that the current system is for the best. Montag's eyes are only just beginning to be opened up, but he knows enough to disagree with Beatty's world view.
There is a lot of meat in Beatty's...
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