What does this question for analyzing Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 mean?
"in our society":
--"Bradbury's "governmental restrictions" in our society" = You may not read books that might make you think.
--"self-indulgence and/or apathy" = You don't bother to read books that might make you think (cuz you don't care or you're too busy being self-indulgent)
"In what ways are the effects similar?" What do you think? Do we fight for the right to read intellectual books? Or would we be more likely to fight for our video games? Do our college students walk around bragging about how much they studied, learned, and got high grades? or do they brag about never cracking a textbook in the courses they took?
Hope that helps...
Why did AND didn't you enjoy reading Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?
My feelings on this book are a bit lukewarm.. It's typical Bradbury, lightweight stuff. It is one of the few things he's written that didn't involve Mars. The biggest problem I had with the story was that it presented a strange, almost preposterous, view of the future and never fully explained how this future came to be. I do wonder how many readers actually burned the book to see if the 451 number was accurate.
your question caught my eye as my son was an avid reader of Bradbury and many years ago he wrote him a letter and received an answer from him which not only surprised me but impressed me as I certainly did not expect an author of his importance to write. The sad part is my son lost the letter in a move which saddened me..I think the book you are referring to is" Dandelion Wine" which was semi autobiographical about a 12 year old boy in a small town ,a pair of brand new tennis shoes(used to call them) and the harvest of dandelions I think for his Grandfathers wine.It was the Authors most deeply personal work.About boyhood and summer.Hope that helps ..friend in Ut Evie
Where can I find scholarly journals on Ray Bradbury and his work?
The Gutenberg Project has tens of thousands of books available for free download in pdf
If, by chance, there is something you can't find there... then one of my English professors gave me this site, which is basically the same thing and was put together by the University of Pennsylvania:
All copyrighted material is illegal to download. Here are some sites that have non-copywrited material for reading:
But I would try the Gutenberg Project first. I think their collection is more extensive.
Does anyone know an interesting topic about Ray Bradbury that is long enough as a 3 minute speech?
Okay, for the sake of my sanity, I'm just going to assume that the person above who put, "Who's Ray Bradbury?" was totally and completely kidding. Although, if you think the majority of your audience might be in on this hilarious little joke, then maybe that exact question could be your focus.
- Even though pretty much everyone (the ones who have heard of him) classify Bradbury as a science-fiction writer. However, he himself claims that he considers Fahrenheit 451 to be his only true work of science fiction, stating: "First of all, I don't write science fiction. I've only done one science fiction book and that's Fahrenheit 451, based on reality. Science fiction is a depiction of the real. Fantasy is a depiction of the unreal. So Martian Chronicles is not science fiction, it's fantasy. It couldn't happen, you see? That's the reason it's going to be around a long time—because it's a Greek myth, and myths have staying power" [Gerken, et al., WeeklyWire.com; wikipedia.org].
Couple ideas there: What is it about Fahrenheit 451 that makes is about "reality" when it's individual elements (plot, setting, character) are clearly fictional? Why would Bradbury state that his "unreal" fantasy work that "couldn't happen" be the one he allies to myth and believes will last longer and have greater cultural impact.
Also, hardcore sci-fi partisans have insisted that the real reason to exclude Bradbury from the club is that only science/technology based stories qualify as true "science" fiction, whereas Bradbury tends to gloss over or out-right fudge the mechanical stuff. If you're any kind of geek you can natter on about sci-fi for three measly minutes so well that no one will even notice how much or how little Bradbury gets mentioned. If not, consider what Bradbury used in his stories about, oh you know, Mars and rocket ships and stuff, that gained them such widespread popularity in that genre? In other words, what was he giving the readers that they weren't getting from the more traditional sci-fi writers?
Finally, many of Bradbury's most well-known and well-regarded works use settings based explicitly on the small Illinois town in which he grew up. How does this nostalgic realism mix with the fantasy elements of his stories? How has the vividness of his childhood experiences influenced his writing? What does it add (hint: humanity, something the reader can relate to amid the fantastic)...
Where can i find critical articles or essays on ray bradbury's "There will come soft rains"?
Although there are only two reviewers, both have found this resource useful:
Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains": A Study Guide from Gale's "Short Stories for Students" (Volume 01, Chapter 16)
"I had to do a literary analysis on Bradbury's short stories, and this essay was packed with good information and was perfect for the job. Includes author biography, plot summary, character and theme analysis, historical context, and critical analyses. Helped me get an "A". Short Stories for Student's "The Veldt" by Bradbury is also excellent. However, check your library for the Short Stories for Students Anthology before paying $6 for one of these. Based on the information I got from the essays on "There Will Come Soft Rains" and "The Veldt", I recommend using Short Stories for Students for any story they offer. ~A. Brown "
Here's one, called The Veldt. I read it awhile ago and it's very interesting:
This one, called All Summer in a Day, is one of my favorite short stories:
I haven't read this one, but here's a link:
The One Who Waits
That's all I could find! I hope this helps.
Ray Bradbury is not ok with making his books into ebooks. And he is not ok with giving his books away for free.
"Famed US author Ray Bradbury on Monday told the Los Angeles Times that this country needs a "revolution" and that he gets burned up by the idea of his works going digital."
Sounds like it may be "Dark they were, and golden-eyed", a Bradbury story included in some editions of the Martian Chronicles:
"Harry Bittering and his family travel to Mars in order to escape the war that is raging on Earth. Soon comes the news that nuclear weapons have been launched at New York and there will be no further space flights until the war is over. In the meantime, the Bittering family has been noticing strange changes throughout their home, and Harry decides he will build a rocket. He is ridiculed by his friends, and soon his passion for the rocket dies down. Slowly though, the humans have started changing too, and they all become Martians. "
Is this a good theme statement for Ray Bradbury's asound of thunder?
It sounds as if you're describing an interesting concept called "temporal paradox" -
If so, maybe you can expand your statement a bit. For example, you can explain that many theories exist which support the notion that time travel can occur without altering the past, present or future.
Since there appears to be just as many theories denying such a possibility, you have a broad selection of resources to use, depending on which theories make sense to you personally.
Passages about censorship in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?
I don't have the book anymore, so I can't directly quote it, but in Fahrenheit 451 the firefighters no longer fight fires; they burn the books that the government no longer wants society to read. That has to be the biggest example of censorship in the story, but the main character also briefly mentions the firefighters knowing stuff that normal people just didn't need to know. There is also the lack of information given to people about whats going in the rest of the world, and while they know we're at war they don't understand how bad it is because the government is hiding the facts from them. Also (spoiler alert if you haven't finished it) at the end when the main character is running from the cops and they pretend to capture him after losing him in the river is an example of censorship.
How is Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and our city Baltimore have n common?
That's probably one of the most bizarre assignments I've seen yet. Personally, I don't see any relationship there, but whatever... I'll try to help you by giving you some questions to get you thinking...
What is the book about? What is happening in the book? Where does the story take place? What is the setting like?
What are things you know about Baltimore? (If you don't know much about Baltimore, it's time to start researching that)
You need to keep asking yourself questions to help you draw out what you know about each of the two things you're trying to compare. Eventually, comparisons and contrasts will come to light...but part of any assignment like this is the process of learning this for yourself.
what is the short story Ray Bradbury wrote about a planet where it rains all the time?
I remember that story; I read it about a year ago... It's called "All Summer in a Day." 100% positive. It's a great story, hope you enjoyed it! :D If you want to get more information about this story, click on the link below...
Note - It is DEFINITELY not the "Long Rain", why would someone tell you that? It's totally misleading. If you click on their link below, you can read a short summary of the story and see that the plot is completely different.
Does anyone know where i can find a short story on Ray Bradbury?
Here's links to 3 complete Bradbury stories:
THE ONE WHO WAITS
All summer in a Day
"All Summer in a Day"
"The story is about a group of frolicking nine-year-old schoolchildren residing on cold, wet Venus, which was colonized by "rocket men and women who had come to a raining world to set up civilization and live out their lives" in the future. The thick atmosphere of Venus still exists at this time, and it is constantly raining. Therefore, seeing the sun is a very rare event, occurring only every seven years for just one hour.
Margot is a little girl who moved to Venus from Earth five years before the story takes place. She is described as "a very frail girl who looked as if she had been lost in the rain for years, and the rain had washed out the blue from her eyes, and the red from her mouth, and the yellow from her hair. An old photograph dusted from an album, whitened away; and if she spoke at all, her voice would be a ghost." She fondly remembers the sun and the way it looked and felt. She does not play much with the other children in the underground city where they live. She is an outcast because of her sensitivity and the fact that it is rumored that she may return to Earth next year.
The kids are jealous of Margot because she remembers the sun from her time on Earth. They were only two years old when it was last visible from Venus and do not remember it. She almost has a nervous breakdown because she gets so sick of living with the relentless rain. For example, once when she was supposed to take a shower at school in the locker room, she refused to get wet. She clutched her hands over her head and screamed that the water must not touch her head.
Margot writes a poem about the sun:
"I think the sun is a flower,
That blooms for just one hour."
She also describes it as "a penny". The other children do not believe that she wrote it, and say the Sun is like a "fire in the stove." The class bully, William, starts to harass her physically and verbally. While the teacher is out of the room, he convinces the other children to lock Margot in the closet.
The teacher finally comes back. The sun is actually about to come out after seven years of rain, and the teacher takes the children outside to experience it. They finally see the blazing sun in the blue sky. In their astonishment and joy, they all forget about Margot. They run and play in the warm fresh air until the one hour is up.
All at once, a girl starts to cry because she feels a raindrop in her hand. She sadly realizes the rain is returning. The thunder sounds, and the children run back inside. Suddenly, one of the children remembers Margot, still locked in the closet. They stand frozen realizing what they have done. The children walk slowly towards the closet and let Margot out. The precious sun has come and gone, leaving Margot still pale in gloom and darkness."
You can read the story here:
Things like tecnology advandces such as lage screen tv's fast cars thing they didn't have but we do now
Also sort of the human condition like how people don't think as much as they used to and society is slowly becoming mindless zombies and how no appriciates a good book and the freedoms of people are becoming less and less
What book by Ray Bradbury includes "The sound of Thunder"?
It's from the book of collected short stories A Sound of Thunder and Other Stores.
Here it is on Harpercollins.com: http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780060785697/Golden_Apples_of_the_Sun_The/index.aspx
What is the conflict in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury?
There is conflict about censorship and ignorance. Montag feels conflicted because he no longer enjoys what he has to do as his job.
Have a look at these study guides. The guides should give you some ideas about your question and help you with your work with this novel.
Ray Bradbury, The Illistrated man or the Martian Chronicals?
It was in "The Illustrated Man," and it was called "The Exiles."
"The Exiles" — Numerous works of literature are banned and burned on Earth. The fictional characters of these books are portrayed as real-life entities who live in a refuge on Mars. However, they are vulnerable, as when all the books on a character are destroyed, the character itself vanishes permanently. When the group of characters learn that some people are coming for them, they stage a counterattack, but are foiled by the astronauts who burn the last remaining books from Earth, unknowingly annihilating the entire colony.
Would Ray Bradbury be considered a literary figure?
Well, the phrase literary figure is by no means codified - that is to say that it doesn't have one definitive meaning, such as, for example, alliteration, symbol, metephore, etc.
It could very well mean a character in a novel, play, poem - a figure that inhabits a work of literature.
But it could also mean a writer of literature. You could make it mean either without being wrong, just as long as you clarify what you mean within the context of the sentance.
So yes, based on the second usage Bradbury would be a literary figure - an actual figure within the literary world.
What does Ray Bradbury and Farenheit 451 have to do with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?
"Fahrenheit 451" (the temperature at which paper burns) is an amazing book. It is about a future society were firemen now start fires. Their goal is to rid the world of books. Books are seen as dangerous for invoking thinking. They create controversy and upset the perfect boring society where no one truly interacts. It is basically about taking censorship to the extremes. If every book that someone found offensive was banned we would have very few books.
I do believe that Huck Finn is even mention in the book as being burned. Ironically both Huck Finn and Fahrenheit 451 are two of the top 100 most banned books. Ironic.
If you ever want a good read, I highly recommend it. It has adventure and is very thought provoking. Ray Bradbury is and excellent story teller. Read any and all his stuff.
How does Ray Bradbury incorporate political views in his stories?
How does he not? lol :)
Well, Bradbury's most famous and arguably his most important book/story is Farenheit 451. He uses it to comment on where he believes the world is going politically and socially.
Need a shorter one? "The Veldt" (rhymes with "felt") is really good. It's commentary on the way people raise their children, which has both social and political implications. "The Veldt" is one of the stories in Bradbury's book "Illustrated Man" which is a collection of short stories that reflect his views on all sorts of things. He always makes a statement with what he writes.
I really, really think you should read Fahrenheit 451 (the temperature at which paper burns). It's about government-enforced censorship of... pretty much anything that makes a person think. Don't bother with the movie--it's boring, and it leaves out two of the main characters in the book. It's also not as compelling.
I advise using this quote in your report:
"I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it."
You'll have to find the context, but it's a perfect way to describe his politics.
What does Ray Bradbury want us to understand about our society from reading Fahrenheit 451?
"The author of "Fahrenheit 451", which depicted a US future in which critical thought was banned and books burned, told the Times he had rebuffed proposals to convert his written works into digital formats to be read on devices like Amazon.com's Kindle or the Apple iPad."
In the 1950s, he wrote science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels.
_The Martian Chronicles_ was first published in 1950, and is a collection of 26 linked stories depicting the terrible, unforeseen consequences of the first attempts to colonise Mars. It shows the planet's native inhabitants succumbing to the diseases brought by human settlers who, in their turn, fall prey to greed and loneliness. In the greed of the invader's push to exploit and commercialise, the Earth people first conquer Mars and are then conquered by it.
_The Illustrated Man_, Bradbury's collection of fantasy and science fiction tales, again expresses his concern for the future. The title story tells of a tattooed man whose tattoos come alive. Another story, 'Kaleidoscope', depicts the range of emotions and behaviour of the crew of a space ship set adrift in space after an explosion.
In 1953 _The Golden Apples of the Sun And Other Stories_ was published. Also in 1953 he published the dystopian novel _Fahrenheit 451_.
So basically , mainly short stories in SF and fantasy.
In the 1980s, he developed his own series on TV, and produced televised versions of his stories.
He also published a lot of poetry, and plays of _The Martian Chronicles_ and _Fahrenheit 451_.