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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- Have groups analyze Beatty's argument and the support he offers for his claim
- The assignment assumes that class members have read Kurt Vonnegut's short story, "Harrison Bergeron"
- Beatty's complete speech is included in the packet
- The questions do not focus attention on the points Bradbury is making about censorship and literacy
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