The conclusion of Ray Bradbury’s FAHRENHEIT 451 is exciting, thought-provoking, and truly incendiary. Upon arriving at the end of the novel, a reader is left with the task of sifting through the implications of the final section: Burning Bright. While there are many different strategies for conducting literary analysis, some find it helpful to consider the possibility of a film adaptation!
If you are intrigued by the prospect of analyzing FAHRENHEIT 451 in terms of choosing cast members for an adaptation, click the link and engage with OPTION A!
THE TASK: Imagine that you’ve recently accomplished your dream of becoming a Hollywood casting director. More amazingly, you’ve been tasked with casting a character for a new adaptation of FAHRENHEIT 451! Take some time to think about who you would cast in the movie, and why. (For our purposes, you are free to choose any actress/actor/personality, living or dead.) To complete your press release, respond to the following prompts by using the “Leave a Reply” feature at the bottom of the page. For full credit, your responses must consist of complete sentences and demonstrate active engagement.
A) Who are you casting, and what character will she/he be playing? What about this individual makes her/him a good choice for the character?
B) Provide a photo of this actor/actress (a link to another website will work)! Then, describe the way(s) in which this individual matches the physical appearance of the character. Present an excerpt from the text (with page numbers!) that features a physical description of the character.
C) What are the defining personality traits of this character? Present an excerpt from the text (with page numbers!) and describe how it demonstrates the character’s true nature.
D) Identify a movie that features a character that has been miscast. What is the movie? Who is the actress/actor and what is the role? Why don’t you believe that this actress/actor is right for the role?