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Fahrenheit 451


Ray Bradbury

First Published: 1953

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Table of Contents

Literary Elements
Character List
Short Summary (Synopsis)
Ray Bradbury - Biography

Chapter Summaries with Notes / Analysis

Part 1: The Hearth and the Salamander
Montag meets his neighbor Clarisse
Montag's wife overdoses on sleeping pills
Montag and Clarisse meet again
The Mechanical Hound
Clarisse disappears and the old lady burns to death with her books
Montag returns home with the stolen book and finds out Clarisse has been killed
Montag stays home from work and Beatty comes to see him at home
Montag tells Millie about the book

Part 2: The Sieve and the Sand
Montag and Millie read; Montag calls an old English professor
Montag has a memory of his childhood
Montag and Faber come up with a plan
Montag shows his books to the neighbors

Part 3: Burning Bright
Beatty is killed and the Mechanical Hound bites Montag
Montag is a fugitive from the law
Montag and Faber plan an escape
Montag escapes to safety but is "murdered" on television
War is declared and the city is destroyed

Overall Analysis
Character Analysis
Plot Structure Analysis
Themes - Theme Analysis

Study Questions / Essay Topics / Book Report Ideas

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