Today we’ll talk as a larger group.
Before we go too far, I’m going to ask you to do a little thinking about Beatty’s monologue on pp 54-62.
Then the floor will be open to discussion. In your tweets, these were things that came up several times:
- How is a book a “loaded gun in the house next door?”
- What is the “wrong kind of social life” that Clarisse has?
- What’s with all the counting?
- Why do kids kill each other?
- Why is burning books the method of maintaining social order?
- Why so many suicides?
- Why did the woman care about her books so much?
And here are some things I think are worth talking about:
- Montag’s candle memory
- The idea of faces as mirrors
- The significance of his conversation with the technicians after Millie’s suicide attempt?
- What is behind the ventillator grille?
- What’s the meaning of Montag’s separation from his hand?
- Millie is unwilling to turn off parlor walls for Montag. Why?
- What about front porches?