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Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury says, “You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them”. This quote is saying that if you get people to stop reading books, there is no point in burning them. This quote also says that there is nothing without knowledge behind it. You don’t have to physically get rid of it, but instead mentally get rid of it. People forget things over time and once you forget, then it is very difficult to remember it again.
Cultures and lifestyles are passed down from generation to generation and if there is nothing to pass on, then there is not much left of that culture. Native American’ s passed down stories and traditions, but if one generation forgot, then nothing would be left to pass down, and eventually the culture would become unknown of their history.
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Due to this, much of their history and knowledge is forgotten. There society is very chaotic without books. To add to, even though the firemen burn books in the novel, that is not the reason the society doesn’t have knowledge. The reason they don’t have knowledge is because there is a law against reading and having books in possession. Just like Ray Bradbury says, “Just get people to stop reading them”, this is exactly what the government in Fahrenheit 451 does, and it works because the citizens have no clue of
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