Mrs. Moritz's 9th Honors English

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Bye, bye Beatty!

Describe Beatty’s death. Make an argument that Beatty’s death was a suicide rather than a murder.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Fictionalized Reality

Think about Mildred's, Mrs. Phelp's and Mrs. Bowles' reality? How is it so warped? Do you see this happening in our reality today? Give examples. Consider the recent popularity of “reality TV shows.”

Describe a few reality shows that you have either watched or heard about.

Why do you think modern audiences are so fascinated by these shows?

To what extent are they “real”?

To what extent are they fictionalized?

Friday, October 13, 2006

School in the future...

Reread the description of Clarisse’s classes and classmates (29-30).

In your own words, describe Bradbury’s vision of teenagers and school in the future. Would you enjoy being a teenager at Clarisse’s school? Explain your answer. How has Bradbury’s vision come true?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


Hi everyone. Do me a favor... read your peers blogs so that I don't have to read a bunch of redundant information. React to what your classmates say. Try to interact with each other through this blog. Here we go...

1. Describe the role of firemen today; how are they generally received by the public?

2. How did 9/11 affect our perceptions of firemen?

3. How are firemen perceived by the public in Fahrenheit 451? (page 7) Why do you think this is?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


You can respond to all or pick just one...

1. Is it okay to have books on making bombs in the school library?
2. Will banning books keep people from reading them?
3. Television shows are censored, so are song lyrics—what makes books different?