Monday, October 22, 2007
Consider the recent popularity of “reality TV shows.” Describe a few reality shows that you have either watched or heard about. Why do you think modern audiences are so fascinated by these shows? To what extent are they “real”? To what extent are they fictionalized? Describe how the media in Fahrenheit 451 fictionalizes the ending of Montag’s chase (pg. 148). Why doesn’t the news tell the truth? Do you think our news is ever fictionalized?