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What is the significance or relationship of the title Fahrenheit 451 in the book?  

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tiffany101 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 20, 2008 at 10:17 AM via web

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What is the significance or relationship of the title Fahrenheit 451 in the book?

 

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pward123 | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted November 21, 2008 at 10:51 PM (Answer #1)

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451 degress is the temperature at which books burn. Since the events center around "burning books" - which is the ultimate form of censoring, the title Fahrenheir 451 is representative of the heat, temperature and burning of the books.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 26, 2014 at 4:10 PM (Answer #4)

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The significance of the title "Fahrenheit 451" is 451 degree Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper burns.

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parama9000 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:34 PM (Answer #5)

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451 F is the degree at which paper burns. It is a coincidental fact that 451 F is the title of the book as Rod Bradbury did not do any actual research. This is associated with the censorship in the book.

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lynn30k | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted November 20, 2008 at 10:40 AM (Answer #2)

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451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper ignites.The irony is that the "firemen" in the book do not put out fires, they burn books that have been banned by the government.

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albi123 | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 29, 2012 at 2:30 AM (Answer #3)

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451 degrees is the temperture that paper burns. That is why the novel is titled that. The fireman in the book don't put out fires but burn books instead. The ironic thing is that Ray Bradbury didn't really research the fact but decided to title his book that anyway. It ended up his guess was correct!

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