Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Once the government decided to put a censorship on books, everything changed. People lost their education, how to think for themselves, and most importantly, their freedom.

In the year 2052, the government has decided to not only ban books completely, but to even go as far as to outright burn them. This affected every person and even how the world functioned. Since people were no longer receiving their education, they were never learning anything new.reading this now, it is obvious how negatively this affects the average person. On the other hand, it is easy to see how the government benefited from the lack of education. Since people were not very smart and could not think for themselves they never had the idea to question the decisions and authority of the government. This meant that they could go and do whatever they wanted without opposition. Since all the books were being destroyed, some people took it upon themselves to save the knowledge. They began to memorize the books before they burned them so that they could write them all down later if book were allowed again. …show more content…

Later in the book, Montag meets a young woman named Clarisse McClellan. As soon as they meet, he notices that she is very different than the average person; she is smart and knows more than everyone else. The more times that they meet, the more curious Guy becomes. Clarisse is always making subtle hints about Montag and his wife Mildred’s relationship. She explains that there is a lack of love and commitment and also that they are not very good for each other. Clarisse also indirectly forces Guy Montag to examine his life and what he was really trying to accomplish. After only knowing Clarisse for a short amount of time, she is run over by a car. Montag is unsure at first if it is true, but later he accepts it and reflects on all the kerosene that he has used in the past few

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