Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Steven Spielberg, a famous director once said, “There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.” There has always been a struggle to find the balance for censorship in society. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, everything the people consume in the society is censored. Some people believe censorship protects citizens, however, censorship limits citizens because it restricts positive change and denies people the right to discover who they are. When people are not censored positive change is able to occur. In the article “Reading Books Is Fundamental” by Charles M. Blow, it discuses how reading gives “context and meaning to the trials and triumphs of living.” When people are experiencing difficult times or extraordinary times through reading they would be able to understand …show more content…

In the article, “China Censors: The Tiananmen Square Anniversary Will Not Be Tweeted” it wrote, “Tanks and soldiers were sent in to control the crowds.” In 1989 some students were protesting against the Chinese government, and it got out of control and people were injured. People all over the world were reporting on this topic. This may emphasize why we need to censor the world, so violent protests will not occur. This is the opposite though, without protests no change will occur. “The magic is only in which books [and other informative platforms] say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into on garment for us. (Bradbury, 79)” It allows the world to connect with one another. People on opposite ends of the world can know what is going on in each others lives. People can now help people across the world without having to leave their hometown. When something is harming a group of people it is easier to gather support when using books and the internet. Censorship does not protect citizens, it only stops them from reaching their full

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