Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, originally a novel, depicts the time of censorship and large industrial development. There are no longer fire fighters who extinguish fire but rather fire fighters who burn the books. The books are depicted to be useless and more severely as those which ruin people’s minds. The libraries were no longer present and at schools, the teachers did not teach children to think by themselves but rather to memorize and follow instructions. The protagonist, Guy Montag who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter had later seen through the government’s suppression after a talk with an unusual woman, Clarisse. He started to question the actions of the fire fighters, query the social media, and started opening books for an explanation for his …show more content…

The written languages of various daily things such as newspapers, people’s profile papers had no words but only composed of drawings and pictures. The newspaper Montag reads everyday was more of a comic without any words. Also the people’s profiles at Captain Beatty’s room were only pictures of the face, back of the face, and the sides and had other information to describe the person. The TV had become one of the greatest items in the society. Everyone had their TV on the walls and it was everyone’s dream to get more all over the house. Being on TV was also one of the greatest as Linda was fascinated when she was chosen to be on an interaction TV show. In some scenes, women were extremely into their furs and it could represent the ignorance to other issues other than their appearances. This action could highlights that people were not interested in other social or political …show more content…

During the 1950s, the year which the original book Fahrenheit 451 was written was the days of McCarthyism. Seeking and Mistrust amongst the neighbors arouse and everyone doubted others for being the spies of communist. In the novel, having the closest person to be the one to report was ironical as well as dramatic. It exaggerates to emphasize everyone is prone to being suspected and it can be the nearest person. Having books could have been a big outrage to the law, and since people were grown up from it, from Linda’s perspective her choice was the right one. She would have wanted to help Montag from being too much in the prohibited book reading, just like we would help our close mates from doing anything that goes against the

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