Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Many would say that censorship is a positive thing used in society. Bradbury argues against this very well in his novel, Fahrenheit 451. Webster's Dictionary of censorship is "the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security". People today think that censorship is an effective and necessary use in education because it protects one's mind from harmful thinking.
In a well explained article by Neil Gaiman, he tells us about the impact of not censoring his book abilities as a child. Gaiman says that "I was really lucky that my parents definitely didn't seem to have any kind of rules about what I couldn't read. And that was wonderful, because it …show more content…

Which is contradicting the whole idea of the book, but giving a lesson of its own at the same time. A woman who spoke out against author Stephen King about his controversial word choice said she doesn't "'know any reason for anyone to tell a good story with all that foul language'", King replied that it was just like how "guys talk in the barbershop on Saturday morning." If people aren't expected to see this in books that are supposed to educate their children, how do they expect that they will be ready to experience it first hand in situations that are of real life? Authors add this sort of language not just for the enjoyment factor, but because of the genuine feeling and in-depth character development that comes along with it. This doesn't apply to all ages and situations. Obviously, there is always a need for some sort of structure for the developing mind, but to a certain extent. For example, a child who is just starting to show skillful reading at a young age, probably shouldn't read a book like 50 Shades of Grey, not because it will plant some sort of seed in their mind and make them reenact everything in the book and see the world in that light forever, but because the child simply just won't comprehend its language and will be left confused and uncomfortable.

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