Day 2

Fahrenheit 451 Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Is Montag actually sick? Why doesn't he want to go to work?

    Montag is pretty clearly playing sick, even if he isn't consciously aware of it. He is weighed down by his guilty conscience—not about stealing the book, but about all the books he has burned. He is also sick with fear over how he'll act around Beatty, and whether Beatty knows what he has done.

  2. 2

    What is the backbone of Beatty's presentation of their world's rationale? How do you understand it?

    Discussion of Beatty's tale can go in many directions, but students should be able to identify that the core of the story has three components: speed and automation; conformity; and what today might be called...

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