Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 And In World History

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Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 and in World History

Many countries strive to interfere on what their citizens are able to experience. Governments from different countries work to censor publication from their citizens such as entertainment, communication, news media, and more. Censorship is done to hide objectionable or sensitive acts, or speech to the public. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag finds himself in a world where censorship dominates and covers the truth of reality. In the story, firemen burn books, manipulate parlor families, and have strict rules to respect the boundaries. The government in Fahrenheit 451, censors publication because the inhabitants can discover and overthrow a world with flaws. The inhabitants act as what the government expects and as a result, they do not think or, act as …show more content…

Officials burn books and pass laws to terminate works of literature that corrupt their ideal society. Government interference on literature is common and done to control their citizens beliefs and perspectives. Back in 1529, King Henry proposes censorship on books except those that the Church of England allows to control his citizens’ religious views. The author states that Henry believes that the only way to avoid all objectionable literature is to initiate “an outright ban on all foreign-published books in 1529” (Banned Books). In Montag’s world, the government considers book to be a hazardous object in the homes of the inhabitants. Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, states that the firemen go by the ancient establishment that reads, “Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin” (34). This proves that false information displays for the firemen to act in a certain way and to think books are made to burn. The officials have an easier time to control individuals without knowledge because uneducated people can not express facts to argue over

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