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"There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a women stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing."


"Out of the nursery into college and back to the nursery; there's your intellectual pattern for the past five centuries..."


"Oh, just my mother and father and uncle sitting around, talking. Its like being a pedestrian, only rarer. My uncle was arrested another time--did I tell you?--for being a pedestrian. Oh were most peculiar"


"Drink this too. It will change your chemical index..."


"She's nothing to me; she shouldn't have had books! It was her responsibility; she should've thought of that. I hate her."


"You can't ever have my books"

Mrs Blake (old women)

"If you put it in your ear...I can sit comfortable home, warming my frightened bones, and hear and analyze the firemens world, find its weaknesses without danger. I'm the queen bee, safe in the give. You will be the drone, the traveling ear"


"Does the white clown love you?"


Which character conformed to society?


Which character was considered anti-social because for individualist thinking?


Which character thinks he's a coward because he didn't push to keep people reading books?


Which character attempted to medicate their unhappiness?


Which character committed suicide?

The old lady, Mrs. Blake

Who struggles to come to a realization about his life in the society and to understand what the "truth" is?


Who actions cause montag to call in sick?

Beatty/mechanical hound

Which did beatty think books should be destroyed?

To maintain social order

What does beatty explanation of the "Master Ridley" quote reveal to the reader?

Beatty had read books before and has much more knowledge

What does the phoenix symbolize?

Renewal for life that follows death in a cleansing fire.

What one consequence is mildred most afraid of if they get caught?

They might burn down the house and the "family"

What did montag believe came between he and mildred?

The "family"

Why did mildred leave montag

She's afraid and disagrees with montags view of books

What does burning the house symbolize to montag?

A new beginning, getting away from the miserable past and having a cleansing start.

Why does beatty want to die?

He doesn't like his existance

What is an example of irony.

Montag is supposed to hate books but reads them anyways

How has montag changed about fire since the river?

He no longer loves it, he hates it now.

Why did the police hunt down a man that was not really montag?

So the public won't realize that they lost montag