Fahrenheit 451 Argumentative Essay–Claim of Fact
Pick one of the following topics to write a claim of fact argumentative essay:
Is censorship ever permissible? You need to defend your point of view.
At the end of the novel Montag joins the people in the wilderness who believe their most important act is to keep books alive by memorizing them. If you were one of these people, what literary, philosophical, or other text would you memorize? Explain your choice–what is it about the text that makes it important that is should survive?
Research the Salem witch trials. Are there similar witch hunts going on today? Who are the targets of these attacks? Why are certain groups identified as dangerous to the American Way?
Knowing facts about various subjects will become less important as technology continues to advance. .
Learning leads to inequality.
Technology and new media are playing an increasingly large role in our lives. From cell phones to Facebook to iPods, technological innovations are changing the way we interact, work, study, relax and negotiate public spaces. For this essay you will choose one piece of technology (or new media phenomenon) and analyze the impact that piece of technology has made on society either good or bad. Consider these questions: How has/will this technology affect human relationships? Is it helping bring people together or is it pushing people apart? U.S. residents have some of the highest levels of stress of any nation in the world. Is this piece of technology increasing the amount of stress in our everyday lives or lessening it? Does this technology widen or diminish race/class/gender inequalities?