Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Ever feel like the government has been showing you ads for products you talked about? Well, that may be the case, but what also may be the case is the government censoring certain things so you cannot see them. Censorship has become a real issue in the modern world. The more the government finds out, the less they tell the people. In Fahrenheit 451, censorship is very apparent in the world of Fahrenheit 451. Censorship is a big issue in the modern world because having at least most of the knowledge and information about the world is a God-given right. We as a society are getting closer and closer to the world of Fahrenheit 451. Censorship is a very apparent issue, but the only way censorship can thrive is if the people of the world are ignorant. …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451 the way the government is able to control the people of the society because the people of the society are constantly being ignorant. Faber says “If you hide your ignorance, no one will hit you and you'll never learn.” (Bradbury 100). Faber is trying to tell Montag that you may be able to be ignorant, but you will not be able to learn from the mistake that you make if you are being ignorant. A concept that is apparent in this world, and in the world of Fahrenheit 451, is the act of always listening to the government, no matter what they said to do. A great example of this in our world, is the storm of the capitol, on January 6th, 2021. Another example of our world being alike to the world of Fahrenheit 451 is how the government unfairly attacks certain groups of people. In our world, racism has become a very intense issue, and the government not only lets it happen, but they also join in on the beatings of the oppressed races. IHME writes “Black Americans were estimated to be 3.5 times more likely to die from police violence than white Americans.” (Author name). Seeing as the crime rates in America has only lowered since the 90s, the murder of black Americans has only risen since then, leading the society of America to believe that the government has been letting the kills of black Americans happen. In the world of Fahrenheit 451, oppression is a little different. There is less oppression against

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