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Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?In the book "FAHRENHEIT 451" -Ray...

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nahila | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 15, 2009 at 6:43 AM via web

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Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?

In the book "FAHRENHEIT 451" -Ray Bradbury

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted February 15, 2009 at 7:28 AM (Answer #1)

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"Fahrenheit 451" is an excellent title for this book.  Bradbury is being very sly in using this title.  If you consider when the book was published and how far in the future these concepts would have been at this time it is not only sly but also very clever.  If you remember your high school science classes you will know that 451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature that paper burns.  Since the theme of the "firemen" is to burn books instead of put out fires, then you can see how appropriate this title is for the novel and it's theme.

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bobbybrittany | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 6, 2009 at 4:05 AM (Answer #2)

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I think it is a great title especially since that is the temp at which paper burns.

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