Directions to Student: The following performance task requires you to construct a coherent literary analysis essay that integrates interpretation of Documents A-E and your knowledge of the novel’s plot, theme, setting, characters, conflict, and narration. To cite the documents displayed below, use the letter shown (i.e. A) as within text citations at the end of your sentence. To cite an example from the novel, give the appropriate page number (Bradbury 68). Essays that both cite key pieces of evidence from the documents below and incorporate textual evidence from the novel will earn high scores. Other tips: Do not use first person point of view. Create a strong thesis statement that incorporates the key points of the performance task. Use MLA format.
Performance Task: Analyze the ways in which Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 calls attention to the latent social problems of technological lure.