Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Mrs. Vandigriff's Website

Fahrenheit 451
Home
The Most Dangerous Game
Career Research Portfolio
Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451
Great Expectations
Independent Projects
Links
Freshmen Summer Reading
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
The Odyssey
Debate:
Vocabulary in Literature
Freshmen Study Guide
Assignments/HW
Maya Angelou
Miracle Worker
Word of the Day
Extra Credit
The House on Mango Street
Mythology
To Kill A Mockingbird

by Ray Bradbury

bradbury.gif

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

The Offical Ray Bradbury Site

Censorship Webquest Project

EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION!
tiger..jpg
Why is there a picture of a tiger on this page?

WORKSHEETS FOR CLASS DISCUSSION

Dsytopian Definitions Characteristics

Dystopian Society Worksheet

Dystopian Protagonist Worksheet

"Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold

QUESTIONS TO PONDER:
 
How does Science Fiction literature reflect the present day society that exists when the work is published?  Select an example you are familiar with and explain using an example.
 
What are the unique characteristics of science fiction writing? 
 
What is your favorite science fiction story?
 
We will explore the issue of censorship.  Consider your opinion on the issue and then provide an example that supports your opinion.

Check out this website and learn about the "DARPA Dog"

We will examine the influence of this novel and explore how society influences literary works.  Please click on the link below and read the attached article to add to your background knowledge on Ray Bradbury and the dystopian novel.

dystopia-skyline---moebuis-.jpg

Please Read Professor Paul Brians Article entitled, "Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451 and the Dystopian Tradition" Permission granted.

Answer the following questions using examples from the article to support your opinion. 
   

  • How does the emergence of Television impact fears in the 1950's society?
  • How does the polictical climate, "Red Scare"  influence  society's fears?
  • If a society as a whole is living in fear, how does that impact the individual  person living within the society?
  • Are we living in a dystopian society today?

Enter supporting content here