Part II pp. 46 - 107 1. At the fire station there is the Mechanical Dog. How does it look and how does it work? 2. Clarisse is considered unsocial, but thinks she is social. She does not go to school and is critical of it. What does she not like with school? What topic do they seem strange? What do you think you learn there? 3. Clarisse talks about what other young people do after school and at leisure. Give some examples. 4. What does Clarisse do instead of going to school? 5. Author Ray Bradbury in front of criticism of society and his concern for development in several areas. The book was written in 1953, so the times have changed. Clarisse's statements about what people are talking about might be Bradburys own thoughts. What does Clarisse say? How do you interpret it? What does she want you to talk about, do you think? 6. The firefighters do not seem to know that firefighters once quenched fireplaces instead of burning books, as Clarisse knows and even told Montag. Why do you think the firefighters do not know this fact? What's in their manual? Who is listed as the first firefighter? Who was this American? 7. The old lady whose library is to be burned refuses to accompany the firemen. Instead, she turns on fire on her own along with all the books. Why do you think she chooses death? She quotes a man, Latimer, whom firefighter Beatty knows. Why does she choose to quote this man (page 68) do you think? 8. At p. 69, Bradbury writes: "The hands were infected and soon it would be the turn of the armies. He felt how the poisoning spread over the wrists past the elbows up to the shoulders ... "This poisoning is a metaphor. What could it stand for? 9. How does Mildred react when Montag tells about the lady and the fire? 10. What does Mildred do all the days at home? 11. Fire Chief Beatty tells Montag what happened during the 20th century in society. One can assume that there is social criticism like the author Bradbury in this way. Provide examples of changes in society that are presented as negative. See pages 87f- 91. 12. The social changes mentioned in the book can be perceived as negative. They are reminiscent of changes even in our world during the 20th century and up to today. What do you think of these changes? What is positive about the development that has taken place?
13. What does the word "polemize" mean? 14. What is the reason the firefighters started burning books? 15. What do you know about why Clarisse is different? How has her childhood been? 16. "The home environment can destroy an amount of what the school is trying to build. That is why we have lowered the kindergarten age from year till we now take them almost directly from the cradle. " (p.96f) What do you consider about society's responsibility versus parents' responsibility and importance for a child's education? Should children be forced to go to kindergarten? What do you think Bradbury likes this? 17. Beatty tells you how to make people not like Clarisse. How was Clarisse? What is it going to give people because they should not think and rub so much ?? 18. Give examples of at least two metaphors on p. 98. 19. What is the reason that the architects stopped producing porches on the houses? 20. What do you know about why Clarisse is different? How has her childhood been? 21. Beatty tells you how to make people not like Clarisse. How was Clarisse? What is it going to give people because they should not think and rub so much ?? 22. Give examples of at least two metaphors on p. 98. 23. What is the reason that the architects stopped producing porches on the houses? 24. What secret tells Montag of his wife? How does she react to it? 25. Montag sticks for a quote in a book, see p. 107. Where does this quote come from and who wrote the book? Do you remember what it was about?