Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Throughout the novel, Bradbury shows us that books are powerful communicative tools that open the eyes of individuals to reality by deluding the society as shown through the characters of Faber, Montag and Mildred. Faber whom is a very intellectual professor, guides Montag in having the freedom to think, feel and believe differently. Faber toils to help Montag achieve the freedom to read books and acquire the knowledge he desires. Through the character of Faber, Bradbury demonstrates the censored society they live in as they are being deluded. This potently portrays the theme of censorship that is evident throughout the novel. Faber’s outlook on books is that book themselves aren’t important; rather it is the fundamental content that lies within them. Faber depicts …show more content…

The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe into one garment for us.” Faber is the one of the few characters that has the knowledge to choose what they believe is right for them. Montag is the protagonist of the story and he is the only character that has evolved because of the impact that books had on him. Clarisse is the character that triggered Montag’s curiosity about books and this caused him to question why they burn books. She scratches the surface of his happiness, which instigates irritation as Montag is not used to thinking of things that make him feel or think differently to avoid inner conflict. They have no experience in dealing with it because they are living in a censored society. "Let you alone! That's all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?" Montag is the only character that had the courage to stand for what he believes in. Through Clarisse, Montag is the only character that is able to recognize the faults in his society and

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