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In Fahrenheit 451, when was the last liberal arts college shut down?

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hollybaxter | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 2, 2008 at 10:15 AM via web

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In Fahrenheit 451, when was the last liberal arts college shut down?

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 2, 2008 at 10:49 AM (Answer #1)

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In the section entitled "The Sieve and the Sand", Montag tells us that it was “forty years ago when the last liberal arts college shut for lack of students and patronage.”   This means forty years prior to the start of the story.  The year of the story is not specified, but it is sometime in the 21st century.

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fgfh | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM (Answer #2)

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forty years ago when the last liberal arts college shut for lack of students and patronage.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted April 27, 2014 at 10:23 PM (Answer #3)

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IN the book it states 40 years ago!

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maria-vivanco | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:39 PM (Answer #4)

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40 years ago 

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