Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Over the past year, Russia has censored the news regarding their war with Ukraine. As a result, the citizens of Russia have a distorted view of the war and send their children off to die in it, needlessly, as a result. Similarly Fahrenheit 451 shows us that censorship leads to problems such as depression, conflict with those close to you, and separation from reality.
The government in Fahrenheit 451 burns books causing a world of censorship. As a result, people are never able to question reality, and many people, like Montag, don't think for themselves. Burning books can limit information on the world in the country and make the population malleable. The firemen in Fahrenheit 451 have the public's opinion that books are a danger to society and should be burned. When Montag begins to doubt the captain and the reason for burning the books, people call him insane and report him, such as his wife Mildred. Within the character Mildred, she has shown suicidal tendencies via overdoses “Her eyes all glass, and her breath going in and out, softly, faintly…The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.” Unhappy …show more content…

The government in Fahrenheit 451 is reminiscent of Russian media and propaganda of today via the Ukraine war and how they do not want their citizens to see them in a bad light as the violent dictators they truly are. Russia's media display of the Ukraine war and its consistent misrepresentation of what they are doing is a mirror to the censorship in Fahrenheit 451. When Montag was on the run after his murder of the captain the government and fire force said to the city “Watch for a man running … watch for the running man … watch for a man alone, on foot … watch …” whilst beforehand, a woman was burned alive and almost no one would bat an

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