Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 is a science fiction book about censorship. The main character’s name is Montag and at the beginning of the book, he is a “fireman”, but instead of putting out fires, he lights all the books on fire that are in his city. Most of the people in the city think this is a normal act because this is all they have been around their whole life but a few others stache books illegally and read them. Montag eventually starts coming around to the idea f reading books and learning from them so he starts reading books and stealing them from his work. Modern America is in danger of becoming like Fahrenheit 451 for many reasons but just a few being People are starting to rely on technology and are already addicted to it also Human connections are becoming not as crucial because of technology and censorship in the book is a big topic in modern society. …show more content…

Just like in the book Mildred is heavily addicted to technology and it’s the only thing she thinks about in her everyday life. “She was an expert at lip reading from ten years on an apprenticeship at seashell ear thimbles”(Bradbury 18). This quote from the book is showing that Mildred doesn't even take her earbuds out to talk to people because she is so addicted to them and is now an expert at reading lips. This also relates today because most kids that I see in school have air pods in and don’t listen to anything that anybody is saying. “Teens spend an average of 7 hours and 22 minutes on their phones a day, and children of age 8-12 are not far behind, at 4 hours and 44 minutes daily” (Baruffati). This quote just goes to show how long people are on their phones and the true addiction that is spreading everywhere. This is only one of the few ways that modern-day is turning into Fahrenheit

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