Fahrenheit 451-Radio

Works Cited Page

Committee to Protect Journalists, and Committee. “North Korean Censorship.” HuffPost, HuffPost, 25 Apr. 2017, www.huffpost.com/entry/north-korean-censorship_b_58fe78afe4b086ce58981445. 

“Dr. Ursu’s Blog.” Powered by Riverside Secondary School, myriverside.sd43.bc.ca/cursu/histoire-12-2/. 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, www.ushmm.org/learn/timeline-of-events/1933-1938/book-burning.

Information found/researched

– Kill A Mockingbird, has the use of the N word, racism, incest, etc BANNED

– North Korea, harsh censorship for everything

Past: Russia and censorship

– Russian schools and activities to support/manipulate

– Nazis and Hitler, jewish book burning

Information from novel

– No books allowed, allows people to get ideas and think for themselves, books can offend people

– Only 2 types of books allowed (comic books and sex magazines)

– Consequences for having possession of books (house getting burned down)

– Government and firemen use censorship to control citizens 

– School, take the kids for long periods of time, make them watch tv, have control over them,     (thought process, brainwashing)

451 – Genre Breakdown

Genre is a category of literature than is used to describe different types of fiction. The novel, Fahrenheit 451, falls under the category fiction. The sub-genre within Fahrenheit 451, is science-fiction. The reasons this novel can be applied to this sub-genre is because this story is set in the future, in a dystopian life where peoples lives revolve around technology. The novel has lots of technological advancements within their society such as parlour walls, seashell earbuds and the Hound. Within the society, a lot of evil is portrayed with the idea of books with all the knowledge they contain, causing them to be illegal and getting burnt down. As well as there is the possibility that nuclear war outbreaks and firetrucks contain kerosene to burn down houses and libraries that have suspicion of carrying books inside.

Comparisons between Fahrenheit and reality


Banned and Challenged Books

Censorship is having control over what is being put out into the public. Censorship varies from country to country, common censored items include profanity, sexuality, nudity and violent scenes. These things are censored because they may not be acceptable for a specific audience to have access to, they can be seem as harmful, offensive and provoke many issues. The difference between a banned book and a challenged book is that when a book is challenged, it is having attempts to remove or restrict the book from being allowed into the public and a banned book is not allowed and has been removed from the public. A book that is banned and has been challenged is To Kill a Mockingbird. This takes place in the 1930s and is about a man taking on a case for a black man being accused of raping a white woman. The reason this book has been banned throughout many school curriculums is because it includes many racial slurs, profanity, promotes white supremacy and many other issues. The novel, Fahrenheit 451 might be banned or challenged could be violence/suicide happening for the way a woman was burned to death.


Blackout Poem – “When I consider how my light is spent”

Madisson Ruff

English 11

2 May 2019

Mr. Barazzuol

When I consider how my light is spent

In the poem “When I consider how my light is spent”, written by John Milton, is about his experience when he lost his ability to see. At the beginning of the poem, the theme is very depressing, as he feels useless and having no worth without the ability to see and serve god. Towards the end of the poem, there is a sense of relief for him as he comes to accept his loss and being able to serve god in a different way. The main theme for this poem is one should not worry about things outside their control. The significance within this poem is about overcoming obstacles you must face within life that is out of your control. The writer is lost, feels out of place with where he is, how his vision was taken too early from him. Overcoming obstacles that make you feel unworthy of life but that god has a plan, that he had a different purpose for serving him, other than his vision. Within the poem, the poetic device, personification, appears in the beginning, “death to hide/my Soul more bent” (3-4). Personification is giving human like qualities to objects and non-human things. The poetic device, consonance, is also used throughout the poem, “in the dark world and wide, /But patience, to prevent” (2,8). Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds in a poem. The first line of this poem gives the reader a metaphor, “When I consider how my light is spent,” (1). This is about how the light is spent is referring to his vision.  A metaphor is comparison without using like or as. This poem is very deep and still saddening with the loss of one’s vision but displays growth over time.

The Stranger

The poem “The Stranger” by Gord Downie, is about the story of a young child running away from a residential school. This poem represents some of the horrors aboriginal children went through, all having similar yet different experiences of what they went through. Throughout history, Canada is not mentioned in the horrors that has happened in the past but we tend to forget about residential schools and all the mental, physical and emotional abuse children went through for a long time that only closed within about the past 25 years. The torture young children went through during the residential schools has created long lasting affects in aboriginal people today. The harm of these schools is seen to be fully gone after the next 7 generations, which is an estimated 175 years, all from the torture children went through to converse into the “White Canada”.


“Death of a Salesman” – Setting

The visuals for this activity were created by Danielle, Tina and Winter from Mr. Ford’s ICT 11 and 12 classes.

The visuals for this activity were created by Danielle, Tina and Winter from Mr. Ford’s ICT 11 and 12 classes.

The visuals for this activity were created by Danielle, Tina and Winter from Mr. Ford’s ICT 11 and 12 classes.



In the play, “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller, the setting of the Loman’s neighbour hood takes place in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in the late 1940’s. The Loman’s small house is alone, isolated by big, towering, apartment buildings on all sides. A feeling of gloomy, grey and underwhelming comes from the apartment buildings around the tiny house. From the construction of these new apartments, there is no longer any grass, plants, or flowers to be seen in this neighbour hood as it has all been destroyed from the industrialization. Very few trees can be seen outside the Loman house from when Mr. and Mrs. Loman’s sons, Biff and Happy, were young kids. The house is surrounded by cars parked out on the street from over population. This neighbour-hood shows the reader how it is developing into a more industrialized and growing population over time.

Quote #1:
– “We are aware of the towering, angular shapes behind it, surrounding it on all sides” (Miller 11).
Quote #2:
– “As more light appears, we see a solid vault of apartment houses around the small, fragile-seeming home” (Miller 11).
Quote #3:
– “ A window opens onto the apartment house at the side” (Miller 11).
Quote #4:
– “The roof-line of the house is one-dimensional; under and over it we see the apartment buildings) Miller 12.
Quote #5:
– “This time of year it was lilac and wisteria. And the peonies would come out, and the daffodils” (Miller 17).
Quote #6:
–  “Before the house lies an apron,curving beyond the forestage into the orchestra” (Miller 12).
Quote #7:
– “But its so beautiful up there, Linda, the trees are so thick, and the sun is warm” (Miller 14)
Quote #8:
– “The street is lined with cars. There’s not a breath of fresh air in the neighborhood” (Miller 17)
Quote #9:
– “ The grass don’t grow anymore, you can’t raise a carrot in the backyard. They should’ve had a law against apartment houses” (Miller 17)
Quote #10:
– “There’s more people! That’s what’s ruining this country! Population is getting out of control” (Miller 17)
Brooklyn (Appearance Fact #1)
-Many concrete and glass buildings filling the streets

Brooklyn (Appearance Fact #2)
– big population increase because of increasing jobs from the industrialized city

-many younger people filling up the sidewalks

Brooklyn (Appearance Fact #3)
–      Kept it’s industrial culture within the city

Brooklyn (Appearance Fact #4)
–    Many transport trucks filtering in and out for the many different producing factories.

Brooklyn (Appearance Fact #5)
– brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs in New York City


Four Photos (Sourced, place links below)








Literature Picture Project

The short story “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury takes place in Time Safari Inc, a company that travels back into the future to kill any animal you want. Eckels is told the rules he must follow in order to keep the present exactly how it is. If he disobeys the rules, he will face consequences, a fine and potentially government action. Eckels and Travis, along with the rest of his group, Lesperance, Braling and Kramer, travel 60 million years back into the future to prehistoric times when dinosaurs were alive and not a single human being. Eckels exhilarated to kill a dinosaur, he panics and runs off in horror once he sees how big the tyrannosaurus actually is. Eckels runs back to the time machine and goes off the floating path, unaware of what he had just done. In order for Eckels to return back home, he must clean all the bullets from the dead tyrannosaurus so that it would not disrupt the environment. Once they all travel back to the present day, they original sign Eckels had seen when he first walked in, the language had changed and the colours on everything looked different slightly. He discovers that while he walked off the floating path, he had stepped on a butterfly and changed the future. For this project, there are 13 different categories in which there must be a quotation from the short story along with an image representing that quote. An explanation is required to explain the connections between the quote with the particular literary element.

a) Exposition

–  “The sign on the wall seemed to to be moving under a thin film of warm water. Eckels closed his eyes for a moment, the sign burned in his memory:

YOU SHOOT IT.” (Bradbury 1).

The exposition is about introducing to the reader the setting, characters, and background information so they can understand the story. This is where Eckels is introduced as he reads the sign up inside the company at Time Safari INC. The sign says “SAFARIS TO ANY YEAR IN THE PAST”, this tells the reader that this story takes place in the future with more developed technology allowing people to time travel back into the past to kill animals that may or may not still exist.

b) Rising action #1

–  “Stay on the Path. Don’t go off it. I repeat. Don’t go off. For any reason!” (Bradbury 2)

The rising action involves a series of incidents that all lead up the the climax of the story. Rising actions are meant to create suspense for the reader and can give some foreshadowing into the future. Travis is warning Eckels to not step off the path no matter what. This is preventing them from changing the future and no harm done.

c) Rising action #2

– “‘Safety catches off, everyone!’ ordered Travis” (Bradbury 5).

The rising action involves a series of incidents that all lead up the the climax of the story. Rising actions are meant to create suspense for the reader and can give some foreshadowing into the future. Eckels, Travis, Kramer, Billings and Lesperance are preparing for the tyrannosaurus to come to them. Getting their guns ready so they do not panic and rush.

d) Climax

– “But the immediate thing was the sign painter on the office wall, the same sign he had read earlier today on first entering. Somehow, the sign had changed:

YU SHOOT ITT.” (Bradbury 9)

The climax is the part of the story where it is at its highest point of tension and the crisis is revealed. This is right after Eckels and the safari group return back from the past to discover that the language has changed. This means that Eckels did something he was not supposed to, he was not following the rules.

e) Falling action

– “Stuck in the mud was a brightly colored butterfly, very beautiful and very dead. ‘Not a little thing like that! Not a butterfly!’ cried Eckels” (Bradbury 9)

Falling action happens right after the climax, when the crisis begins to resolve itself and find the solution and starts to end the story. The reason for the language change was because Eckels stepped off the path for a few steps. This was against the rules and he stepped on a butterfly, killing it instantly.

f) Denouement

– “He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe loudly. He heard Travis lift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon.There was a sound of thunder” (Bradbury 10).

The denouement is the ending of the story, where loose ends are tied up and resolved. Eckels, in horror of what he had done, in shock and horrified. For disobeying the rules that were very clear from the start of the trip, he must suffer his consequences. From some foreshadowing from the rising action #2, it is implied that Travis shoots Eckels for what he has caused.

g) Physical setting

– “He indicated a metal path that went off into the distance, over a streaming swamp among giant trees and plants” (Bradbury 2).

The physical setting of a story is where a story takes place, such as the time, place and mood. This story, begins in the safari company in 2055 but majority of the story takes place back in prehistoric times, 60 million years into the past in a jungle.

h) Emotional setting

– “‘Yes.’ Eckels seemed unable to move. He looked at his feet as if trying to make them walk. He gave a cry of helplessness” (Bradbury 6).

Emotional setting gives the tone and atmosphere of the story that brings the reader in more. The story turns from excited to horrified as Eckels views the tyrannosaurus coming towards them. He is in shock and is panicking.

i) Conflict type

– “‘It can’t be killed,’ Eckels said quietly, as if there could be no argument. He had weighed the evidence and this was his considered opinion. The rifle in his hands seemed a toy. ‘We were fools to come. This is impossible.'” (Bradbury 5).

Conflict types are issues between opposing forces. There can be internal and external conflicts that makes a story more interesting and tense. This quote shows an internal conflict, person vs self. Eckels is having doubts about his ability to kill the tyrannosaurus, he’s lacking his confidence he has.

j) Ending type

– “He did not move. Eyes shut, he waited, shivering. He heard Travis breathe loudly. He heard Travis lift his rifle, click the safety catch, and raise the weapon” (Bradbury 10).

There is many different ending types, expository sad where loose ends are tied up and everything is resolved with a sad ending, expository happy with a happy ending and unresolved/cliffhanger, is when the story leaves the reader still wondering what happens. This ending is unresolved because it is implied that Travis shoots Eckels, but what if Travis shot himself.

k) Irony

– “‘I didn’t think it would be this big,’ said Eckels. ‘I made a mistake, that’s all. And now I want out.'” (Bradbury 6)

Irony is when the words are used and the intended meaning is different from the actual meaning. This can make stories more exciting and makes the reader anticipate. There are different types of irony, situational irony is when you expect something to happen and the opposite happens. When Eckels see’s the dinosaur, the one he was so excited to kill, once he see’s how big it really is, he doesn’t want to kill it anymore, he wants to go back home.

i) Suspense

– “He looked as if he could not understand what was happening, and took a few small steps” (Bradbury 6).

Suspense makes the story more intense by creating issues or time lines. This makes the reader anxious to find out what is going to happen next. After Eckels freaks out when he sees the dinosaur, he panics and steps off the pathway he was told not to go on under any circumstances. This is important because we don’t know if he changed the present and how much it will change his life.

m) Characterization

– “‘Get me out of here,’ said Eckels. ‘It was never like this before. I was always sure I’d come through alive. I had good guides, good safaris, and safety. This time, I got it wrong. I’ve met my match. This is too much for me to handle.'” (Bradbury 6).

Characterization is the way the author present to the reader the characters personality, using indirect or direct characterization. This way the reader gets to know more about the characters and develop connections throughout the story. This quote shows how Eckels was being overconfident. He is a very confident guy who doesn’t know his limit until he meets the dinosaur, overwhelming him and he realizes he has mad a big mistake.