First the government use firemen to get rid of books because they are afraid people will rebel, they use preventative measures like censorship to hide from the public the truth, the government promotes ignorance to make it easier for them to control their citizens. Because the government makes books illegal, they make people suppress feelings and also makes them miserable without them knowing. In Fahrenheit 451 Censorship play a big role in the story, Censorship is the act of changing or supp... ... middle of paper ... ... ideas in books and understand them. Before this Montag never questioned the way he lives, he was blinded by all the distractions. The role that Clarisse plays in the book enables Montag to break free of the ignorance.
‘Fahrenheit 451’, by Ray Bradbury, is a novel which invokes much thought about the way we live in society today. Through the protagonist, Guy Montag, Bradbury makes a wider point about the dangers that a divided society can present. In the novel, Bradbury creates a society in which all books and free thought are forbidden. It is clear to us that books are seen to be the source of all unhappiness and should therefore be prohibited. As a fireman, it is Montag’s job, not to put out fires, as is the case in today’s society but instead to create fires in order to dispose of all unwanted books.
An analysis of irony in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows that this literary technique is effective in contributing to the overall theme of the novel because it gives more than one perspective on how censorship can negatively affect a society. Bradbury uses irony at the beginning of Part 3, Burning Bright, to show that Beaty’s own advice is utilized against him to kill him with a flamethrower. This is effective because it shows that a character that was once a wholly compliant citizen had started to question why certain things, such as literature, were being kept from society. “[Fire is] perpetual motion; the thing man wanted to invent but never did... It’s a mystery... It’s real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences... clean, quick, sure; nothing to rot later. Antibiotic, aesthetic, practical” (Bradbury 115).
Dystopian novels question what is wrong with society, like Fahrenheit 451 and Oryx and Crake question the repression in intellectuals. But, the intellect of these characters causes chaos in society and it perishes. The ones who ruin society are people who have a voice because they cannot live with the status quo. Knowledge can get people in hot water because in futuristic society the government only has say. Both these novels are so different, but they send the same message.
The people that enforce these laws are the Firemen. This is the job of the main character Montag. They burn other people’s books the government can keep people from thinking too deeply about the world that surrounds them. This shows how the government in ... ... middle of paper ... ...hands against the fire. this represents the hope that Montag has.
Guy Montag, A fireman, not the one that you would think that save fires, instead burns books that were outlawed, as well as people homes that had the books in it. Montag would go through numerous tragedies before he realizes there’s more to life than what they were taught. The core of the book is censorship, and some feel it’s a prophecy of the future. The question is, how close is our world and the world of Fahrenheit 451? There were many traits of their world that’s very similar to ours.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a novel dealing with censorship and defiance in a world in which book burning and oppression is commonplace. The book deals with understanding what it truly means to live and realizing what is right. Guy Montag is a fireman in a futuristic American city. But instead of putting out fires, it is Montag’s job to start them. People in this society are not allowed to read books, and if someone gets caught, it is the firemen’s job to burn the books, house, and maybe even the person themselves.
All this control by censorship will eventually lead to a totalitarian nation. In Fahrenheit 451 the main character Guy Montag lives within this constrained world. Their main source for freedom of knowledge and creativity is through books. However, that gateway is roped off by censorship, making all books illegal. The government would rather just burn the books and give society all the information they need rather than producing a two sided way that offers a choice (76).
This quote demonstrates the mentality of the firemen and the opinion of the government. Books are evil in t... ... middle of paper ... ...in restrictions are needed. Pornography should not be available to children. I do not have a problem with parental advisory labels on music. However, putting a ban on all books is a very scary proposition.
The beginning of the novel focuses around Montag as a strong supporter of the conflagration of books. Montag has yet to notice the detrimental effects the burning of books is ultimately having on society. To Montag, “It was... ... middle of paper ... ... is running smoothly, and that the burning of books is perfectly acceptable. Towards the middle of the book, Clarisse makes Montag question his beliefs about society. He finally sees what a model citizen is, and decides not to be one.