Fahrenheit 451: Beatty’s Speech

After reading Beatty's speech to Montag, kids answer a series of multiple choice questions based on this excerpt from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups analyze Beatty's argument and the support he offers for his claim
Classroom Considerations

  • The assignment assumes that class members have read Kurt Vonnegut's short story, "Harrison Bergeron"
Pros

  • Beatty's complete speech is included in the packet
Cons

  • The questions do not focus attention on the points Bradbury is making about censorship and literacy