HISTORY AND ENGLISH HONOR SOCIETIES TO SCREEN 'FAHRENHEIT 451' SUNDAY, FEB. 25, AT UNK
Dr. Roger Davis
professor of history, 308.865.8771

The Phi Alpha Theta history honor society and Sigma Tau Delta English honor society at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are collaborating to present a screening of “Fahrenheit 451” on Sunday, Feb. 25.
    
Free and open to the public, the film will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Copeland Hall, Room 140.
    
Based on the novel written by Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” is a film about a dystopian future, where nation leaders discourage reading and critical thinking, citing these activities as a threat to their country.
    
Deprived of individualism, the citizens of the society watch their news and entertainment on a large television screen on the wall where broadcasts are continually transmitted to the “family,” which included all members of society.
    
The film follows the life of a firefighter named Guy Montag, who is responsible for burning “illegal” books and other literary works. However, he falls in love with a woman who collects the illegal books, and he soon begins to question his government’s motives after reading the books.