Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. It is considered one of Bradbury’s best works. Ray Bradbury wrote more than two- dozen novels. He wrote every day and never went to college. He also never considered himself as a science fictional writer but the writer of fantasy. A brief summary of Fahrenheit 451, which it was about the protagonist Guy Montag, gets curious about books. In his world books are banned and burned, and firemen burn books instead of putting out fires and saving lives. Since Montag is a fireman it’s his job to burn these books and if someone refuses they get burnt with these books. He steals one of these books and over time he gets an obsession over these books and tries to protect them and gain …show more content…

Censorship has been shown throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451. Where the banning of books is considered censorship where people are not allowed to have access to book since it is against the law. Censorship also shows up in Bradbury’s novel when specific information is clearly restricted in some cases history is altered to protect the censorship in place in the novel. For example, a historical record referenced by the firemen shows that firemen have since 1790, been used to burn books and nothing else. By altering the records, the government has censored the history most people are aware of. There are several points where Bradbury illustrates how far his censorship has gone. Where liberal arts colleges have all closed, and entertainment that is allowed none consists with reading and is strictly controlled by the government. Even in the end of the novel montage escapes the police and the government killed an innocent man to not show their failure. These examples show how information that the public can see is all very carefully controlled. Censorship is still going on in the world where books, films, pictures and specific websites have been censored to not allow the people to see. In some schools even Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit as been censored so kids may read, which is very ironic since Bradbury wrote about how the government censors certain things to control what people

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