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Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is full of many meaningful allusions. At the end of Part 1 of "The Hearth and the Salamander" Montag reads Mildred a quote from Gulliver's Travels, "It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end." This product gives students the full passage from which this quotation was taken for them to analyze its literal meaning and then apply the literal meaning of the quotation to Fahrenheit 451 and the significance of Montag reading it at this particular point in the novel. This product allows students to perform close read and analysis of complex text and form text to text connections. It can be used as either an individual or a group assignment.
This product also includes a PowerPoint Presentation, with answers provided, for you to use to review with your students when they have completed the activity.