31 October 2015
Censorship established in Fahrenheit 451
Is too much technology taking over our brains to the point where knowledge is not given any place? Ray Bradbury author of Fahrenheit 451 gives a great example of censorship in their society. To summarize Montag is a middle aged fireman who is portrayed as a man who is forced to follow the orders of the government by burning books. First, the society experiences rejection towards books because the government has made them illegal. Then the lack of books affects education because people cannot make decisions for themselves. Lastly, the absence of books in the society has affected humanity because the citizens are suffering depression. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 351 signifies the society’s rejection, the lack of education, and depression.
In the novel rejection plays a big part, since it is missing from the society. Ray Bradbury says, “He wanted above all, like the old joke to shove a marshmallow on a stick in the furnace, while the flapping pigeon-winged books dies on the porch and lawn of the house” (3). The author is describing how Montag use to act before he met Clarisse, who made him question existence along with her. This quotation supports rejection because it indicates the government’s opinion that firemen are portraying and throwing onto people by making them think they are happy but they are not. This quotation shows how rejection is a part of this society that is ruled by censorship, which is the opinion of the government, because the quote is telling us that the society has thrown books away, they find books and knowledge meaningless. People think books are evil and pointless, books are said to only cause problems. So the gove...
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... Evidence for the text is “he lay where he had fallen and sobbed, his legs folded, his face pressed blindly to the gravel. Beatty wanted to die” (122). Therefore, citizens that live in this dystopian society are not pleased and want to end their lives.
Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 indicates that the society can feel the absence of books, which leads to no education, and the society suffering through depression. The government has made books illegal because people felt that books caused problems in their lives. The government wants everyone to be equal but if books are not removed then no one will be equal. All this leads to be a dystopian society that is suffering through depression. In conclusion without books humanity is suffering more than they are gaining, the government should get rid of the harmful things like too much technology and bring back the knowledge.
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