Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Krish Paul
Ms. Jariwala
Lit/Writ Period: 5
May 5th, 2023
Hiding the Truth
Ever wondered if our community were a bunch of “couch potatoes”. If we just got to sit lazily, never giving a second thought to work or relationships. The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury explores censorship and control in a dystopian society. In the story, books are banned, and firemen have the role of destroying them. The government uses censorship as a means of control, causing its citizens to remain oblivious.
Censorship and control are central themes in Fahrenheit 451, and Bradbury uses expressive imagery to show the dangers of a society that are “couch potatoes”. As the story starts, Montag describes the burning of books as "It was a pleasure to burn. It was
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