Aim: Why is it important to know the history surrounding a novel’s creation?
Today we talked about the author of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury. We also discussed the time period in which he was writing, essentially what’s going in the world that majorly influences him.
We must remember that all art is a response to time and context, both historical and personal. Bradbury, a man who’s born right after World War I, right before the Great Depression, and is a grown man during World War II is affected and influenced by these things.
Check out the attachment in order to document the notes. As we continue reading, we will see how the notes majorly influence the creation of Fahrenheit 451.
Also, here’s a link to a video of another personal experience that Bradbury had which influences his writing of “The Pedestrian” and the novel: http://www.raybradbury.com/images/video/wilshire_blvd.html.
Enjoy, young Padawans!