Daily Literary Quote
'Tis now the very witching time of night,
When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out
Contagion to this world.
Write about your favorite creepy creature. What makes them so frightening? Why do you think people are fascinated by the horrific?
How is fear often used to control people and keep them submissive? Provide examples from historical or current events.
Are attention spans better or worse than they've been in the past? Explain your opinion.
What is one connection between the society in Fahrenheit 451 (so far) and our current society? Provide specific examples.
Over the past century, the pace of life has increased exponentially. Has this been a positive or negative change? Why.
"Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings."
- Heinrich Heine (1821)
Explain the quote above. Why do you think Heine makes the leap from burning books to burning people? What are some cultures you are aware of that burn books? Are those cultures also dangerous to people?
Respond to the following question, our central question for the unit, and provide specific examples to support your assertion.
TO WHAT EXTENT IS TECHNOLOGY TODAY FOSTERING INTELLIGENCE OR IGNORANCE?
Click on the following questions to take a poll on each: