Fahrenheit 451 help with homework Summary Questions
1. Describe the major characters: Montag, Clarisse, Beatty, Faber, and Granger.
2. What do you think are the important themes and messages of the novel?
3. For what reasons might books be perceived as a threat to a society? Why shouldn’t they be
burned? In what ways might books be truly dangerous? Think about the version of history told
in the firemen’s handbook.
4. In what ways is Montag’s society similar to, but perhaps more extreme than, our own?