Monday, September 18, 2006

Fahrenheit 451: The Sieve and the Sand

If you have any questions or observations about the second section of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, "The Sieve and the Sand," please add a comment here. As you continue reading the book, you may realize some things about this section that didn't occur to you upon first reading, so feel free to return here to comment as your understanding grows.

5 comments:

Phil E said...

I was wondering, Do you think Mildred is right burning Montag's books secretly?

On one hand she is following the law but on the other hand she is being a mindless drone and doing what the law and the parlor say.

alex c said...

I honestly don't think shes right. However, eventhough she is being a mindless drone, burning books and doing what she is told is her life. She doesn't really know how to do anything else, on her own or not. I dislike her character emensly for burning books secretly but we really can't expect much else from her. Can we??

alex c said...

This is part of my 4th SSR blog but I really want to know what could of happened for the questions proposed.



So in this SSR I decided to delve deep into the thought process that was needed to figure out what Ray Bradbury was talking about(and its results) on page 127-128. Here Montan came very close to getting crushed but he narrowly avoided the "beetle." When he looked back it was a carful (beetle full) of kids that had decided to hit him because he was walkingl. I wonder what would happen if the kids did that and succeeded? Would there be a story on the parlor about it? Would Millie miss Guy? Would Millie be sad that Guy was gone? Would Mildred even know Guy was gone? What would happen when the search hounds finally caught up to an already dead Guy? What would the viewers think of that tv? Would anything happen at all? I wonder......

Phil E said...

I am answer Alex's question of "Would Millie be sad that Guy was gone?"

I think that all Millie needs to be happy is her ditsy annoying friends and the parlor. She might be a little sad at first but she would go watch the parlor and would cheered up right away. I agree, Alex, I absolutely despise Mildred. However she is a perfect example of what the world would be like with out will to learn more and the right and will to read.

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