Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In Montag’s society the world is mostly focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. Bradbury has stated that the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context. First of all, Guy Montag is a fireman. Fireman in this world does not put out house fires. Houses have been fireproof for ages. Instead, firemen burn books that are found in the houses of others. When Montag read Dover Beach to the parlor ladies. Mrs. Phelps starts crying because she is touched by the sadness she had built a barrier for so long. She can no longer be distracted by wall-sized televisions or casual conversations. Captain Beatty is the fire chief that assigns the fireman to burn houses that contain books this is an example of censorship in Fahrenheit 451. But there's also similarities. …show more content…

In the first part, Clarisse tells Montag everyone wants to go so fast. She tells him that billboards are 200 feet long because cars go by so fast, that the extra length is needed so people can read the billboards. Our society likes speed, too. When Captain Beatty, was at Montag's house, he talks to Montag about their society, he says that people wanted increasingly shorter bits of information, so books were condensed and became bland. Our world loves the sound bite; the quick video of a news item. Beatty tells Montag that people wants to be entertained and they want it immediately. We pay people who entertain us huge some of money. We want faster and faster forms of communication in our world - the faster, the better. Also - far too few people read books anymore. Bradbury said to destroy a culture, get people to stop reading books. I see that happening. But the society that I live in has different

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