Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, censorship is a main topic. The novel shows the impact that censorship has on society. Censorship is wrong because much censored information can teach us some valuable lessons and topics. Censorship is necessary when it comes to young children learning about mature content. Parents should monitor what their child is doing. The novel teaches us that censorship can harm the citizens of a society. In Fahrenheit 451, the society censors books by burning them. This is wrong because books contain all the knowledge and information on the past, and without them we don't learn much and can’t change the mistakes that we have made in the past. An example of this is when we read, "So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless" (79). This shows us that in the society of Fahrenheit 451, books are burned because they tell readers real events, but since the government does not like this, they are using their power to burn …show more content…

Many citizens try committing suicide because they aren't truly happy and don't want to live in this society. The book states that "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house: there must be something there. You don't just stay for nothing" (48). Censorship creates a society under government control. The government decided to burn all the knowledge and create televisions and school programs that don’t use the brain. "There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time..." (55) This quote explains how society is substituting books for technology. This causes the citizens not to learn much while using

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