ESSAY ASSIGNMENTS
NOVEL ANALYSIS

Novel read:
Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451

Theme:
Censorship destroys a free society, which supports individualism; thus, man, who is not allowed to fully express his individuality through thinking and choosing, dies.

Assignment:
Compose a 1000 word essay, analyzing the theme of Fahrenheit 451 by discussing the influence on the protagonist Montag of his four teachers: Clarisse, Faber, Granger, and Beatty.

Structure:
Introduction
Author
Title
Theme
Characters used
Plan of Analysis (Discussion of four teacher characters and their influence on Montag)

Development (Using a type of comparison structure)
In alternate paragraphs, present the view of each of the four teacher characters and follow each with an explanation of the result of the views on Montags thoughts and actions.

Conclusion
Give your evaluation of the effectiveness of the novel in putting across the theme and your reaction to it.

Length:
1200 words, approximately 4 pages (typed and double spaced)

Testimonials

Any topic (writer’s choice)