Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the book, Fahrenheit 451, author ray Bradbury recognizes censorship as a theme. Censorship is not only shown in each individual’s ethics but also in what the government has brain washed them to say. Firefighters like guy Montag are not hired to put fires out but instead to start them by burning books which have been outlawed by the government. “Forget them. Burn all, burn everything, fire is bright and fire is clean” (Bradbury 63). Analysis here shows that guy Montag and the other fireman are brain washed to think that burning books is the solution to their problems because the government has order them to. Secondly the citizens in the book are afraid-afraid of themselves. They fear the thought of knowing forcing them to depend on and listen to the government. “I saw the way things were going a long time back. I said nothing, I’m one of the innocents who could have spoken up and out when no one would listen to the guilty, but I did not speak out and become guilty myself” (Bradbury 82). This …show more content…

Guy Montag’s wife shows her antisocialism she is more interested in her wall TV family than him. “It’s really fun. It’ll be even more fun when we get the fourth wall TV installed so the whole family can watch” (Bradbury 18). Mildred and even Montag at one point believe he is so lonely he made up Clarisse. “I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix it’s so strange, I’m very social indeed, doesn’t it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this” (Bradbury 22). This analysis is part of Montag’s and Clarisse’s conversation on what they think of their lives. Lastly society has isolated themselves causing a lack of appreciation for life. “six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them have died in car wrecks” (Bradbury 27). This evidence shows that loneliness and antisocialism cause people to take life for granted and in some cases, take their

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