Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, the book shows that people are brainwashed into burning books as censorship. The main character Montag burns books for a living at the fire department. After an encounter with a woman who sacrificed her life for books, he began to wonder about books and if they are essential. After this, he stole books and studied them. He then joined a rebel alliance that read books. This leads me to believe that the theme is that Access to knowledge is vital for a free and democratic society, without it people would not be truly free. This is supported by how people risked their lives for the knowledge of books. For instance, the text states, "You can stop counting," she said. She opened the fingers of one hand slightly and in the palm of the hand was a single slender object. An ordinary kitchen match. The sight of it rushed the men out and down away from the house. Captain Beatty, keeping his dignity, backed slowly through the front door, his pink face burnt and shiny from a thousand fires and night Excitements.” This shows that some people in the society felt strongly about knowledge from the literature that they would risk their lives for it. This shows that societies may fail if the residents do not have the freedom to access knowledge. …show more content…

The MDA of North Korea controls residents' intake of knowledge, limiting them to what the government allows them to watch/read. This has caused some outlash inside of North Korea, while the people who tried to stand up were silenced like when the firefighters in Fahrenheit 451 burned books so other people could not read the books causing them to be limited to what the government tells them. This is shown here in the book, "Well, this is a play that comes on the wall-to-wall circuit in ten minutes. They mailed me my part this morning. I sent in some

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