Now that you have finished reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, look back at the pre-reading survey we did. This will serve as the basis for your final blog writing about the book.
Choose one of the following statements and decide whether Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, would agree or disagree with it. Then, write about this idea on the class blog. Use specific examples from the book to support your assertion. Your writing should not repeat the ideas of a previous comment, so be sure to read the ideas already posted. You will receive less credit for repeating ideas than for original ideas. Please complete this first comment by midnight, Thursday, October 5, 2006.
After you have posted your original comment about the book, go back to the class blog and respond to at least one other student’s comment. Be sure to address your response to the student, so that it’s clear who you’re responding to. Your response should support or dispute what the other student said; don’t just say “I agree” or “This is wrong.” Add your own examples to support or dispute the comment. Again, you will receive more credit for original comments than for repeating previous comments. If you would like to enhance your chances of an A, you may respond to more than one of your classmates' comments, but you can earn an A if you do two quality comments (one original and one response). Please post this second comment by midnight, Monday, October 9, 2006.
Your grade will be based on both of these blog comments considered together.
Choose one (1) of these statements to write about. Explain whether you think Ray Bradbury would agree or disagree with the statement, and support your assertion with specific examples from Fahrenheit 451.
History books are accurate.
Television news is accurate.
Mass media is a good source of information.
Watching TV is bad.
People watch too much TV.
TV programs are realistic.
Censorship is never justified.
People must be treated equally.
We should always seek happiness.
Governments should always try to make people happy.
We should always seek peace.
Governments should do anything to achieve peace.
People should always obey the law.
Technology is good.