- Design a poster illustrating a scene from the novel or capturing a theme in the novel.
When Amber presented her work to me, I was truly just blown away by her depiction of one of the scenes in the novel. Not only did she accurately depict the scene, her painting truly captured the feeling that the scene evoked in her. For those readers familiar with Fahrenheit 451, she chose to illustrate the scene in which Montag first shares a book with his wife. His wife reacts in fear and anger and is eager to get back to her true family, the wall-size television.
I love how my daughter illustrated the wall-size television. She told me that from the book's descriptions, she pictured the images on the television as being larger than life, louder than life, and just a bit creepy.
Montag, on the other hand, is sad, beaten-up, and overwhelmingly lonely after his wife's reaction.
My daughter enjoyed this assignment, was quite proud of her work, and doing the assignment added to her understanding and appreciation of the book. I will definitely be giving this assignment as an option for future end-of-book projects! So, if you find yourself stuck in a boring book report rut, give art a try!