Chapter summaries


The title of Ray Bradbury's dystopia Fahrenheit 451 (1953) corresponds to the temperature at which paper begins to burn. In the future totalitarian society presented in the novel, a million dangerous books are banned altogether. If they are discovered anywhere, they are burned immediately. The fire department takes care of this with the help of the "Mechanical Hound". The title is directly related to the activity of the main character, Guy Montag, who at the beginning of the narrative is very obedient and enjoys his activity in his firefighting unit.

With our detailed chapter summary, you'll have the opportunity to quickly check what happened at which point in the novel. The summary is divided based on the three major chapters of the novel, and we've again divided the chapters into several sections, so you always know exactly where you are! We have summarized the most important events for you in a clear and easy-to-understand way. For each summary of a section, you will find a list of the characters, the place where the action happens and the time. In order to make orientation as easy as possible for you, we have provided you with references in the form of percentages, to show how far along you are in a certain chapter.

If you are reading the exciting novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury in literature class, our summaries are the ideal tool to make your work easier. The novel is of medium length and in the stressful school day our summaries can help you spot all the details.

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