Flashcards in english midterm 2015 Deck (46)
- an image that appears only in the mind; an illusion
- to describe
- difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend; unintelligible
- the existing condition or state of affairs
- something being hunted
- the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
- one who flees; a refugee
- characterized by ludicrous or incongruous distortion as appearance or manner
- something such as belief or institution, that elicits blind and destructive devotion devotion or to which people are ruthlessly sacrificed
- one who pays undue attention to book learning and formal rules
List 3 themes from "Dover Beach"
Loss of Faith
War and Destruction
Beach = Sand + Water
What does Beatty represent in the Struggle between Good and Evil
Beatty represents the devil (anger and frustrate Montag)
Montag is compared to what mythological creature? Why?
What is Faber associated with?
A symbol of knowledge,
His life is associated with white, and
He is associated with water
- implied comparison between two seemingly unlike objectives
- compared two seemingly unlike objectives which uses the words "like" or "as"
What is the Phoenix and what does it represent
The Phoenix is a myth. It represents Death by fire or rebirth. A Phoenix makes the same mistakes over and over again. It represents Society
- when a situation becomes the opposite of what is intended
How is Millie (Mildred) self-destructive
She promotes her own destruction and misery through her ignorance and refuses to accept that reality even exists
- the use of one thing to represent an entire set of ideas. They use fire as the central symbol to represent extinguishing thought, imagination, and appreciation
What is the significance of the title Burning Bright
The title is a reference for the burning and allusions to fire. Montag burns his own house and does not grieve for his loss
- repetition of one letter sound in order to produce a desired effect
How is Montag self-destructive
He talks to the women a out the books, approaches Faber, and allows Beatty to drag him into a conversation about books and knowledge
What is symbolic of Montag "dying"
He is killed on the Parlor walls. It is symbolic of the dishonesty of society and the control of the media over the viewers knowledge. Also symbolic of Montag's death as a fireman
- these are the author's hints as what is to take place in future within the novel
Why is Part 2 called the Sieve and the Sand
It is a metaphor for Montag's frustration about being unable to determine what is true in the world
How is Society self-destructive
Ignoring reality will lead them blindly to destruction
List and Explain 3 Major Themes of 451
1. Ignorance and Knowledge - Fireman destroy knowledge and promote ignorance to help maintain sameness
2. Animal Imagery - Expresses the importance of nature or the lack of it
3. Technology - a negative influence in the world
Why is Part 1 called the Hearth and the Salamander
It deals with Montag's realization that he is unhappy and his quest for fulfillment in life. Without freedom to seek truth, a man cannot discover happiness.