October 9, 2007

Discussion Question: The Role of Rocking Chairs

The following text is excerpted from the Big Read's Reader's Guide on Fahrenheit 451, reprinted courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Clarisse describes a past that Montag has never known: one with front porches, gardens, and rocking chairs. What do these items have in common and how might their removal have encouraged Montag's repressive society?

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This question is excerpted from the Big Read's Reader's Guide on Fahrenheit 451, reprinted courtesy of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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