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Contemporary Themes In Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
Our goal here is to explore briefly these themes from Fahrenheit
451 and to suggest activities which would tie these themes to
our modern society and to the students' lives. http://www.napanet.net/~aripub/f451.htm
(The Hero's Journey in Education; )
Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among
us, whose classic works of SF, fantasy and horror will be read a
thousand years from now by our descendants and the inhabitants of
the planets of a thousand distant stars.
Ray is a winner of the Nebula, Prometheus,
O.Henry Memorial, Balrog, Bram Stoker, Benjamin Franklin, Aviation-Space
Writers and World Fantasy (Lifetime Achievement) Awards. It's surely
redundant to say he's a SFWA Grand Master. He has won the Gandalf
Award for Lifetime Contribution to Fantasy (in 1980), and published
his first story in 1941. A writer for TV, radio, theater and film,
his credits including a script for the film Moby Dick. His show
The Ray Bradbury Theatre is currently showing on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Mel Gibson will star in and direct a new remake of Ray's classic
Fahrenheit 451, slated for release in 1999. More...