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Faber, one of the character’s in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 observes, “Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord.” As an assessment, ask your pupils to select a quote from their reading, identify the speaker, and explain the significance of the line to the story. These concepts can be applied to any narrative and the activity is a good assessment of the writer’s understanding of the text.