Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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The right to read is a fundamental right that the government should protect and respect. Citizens, including children and students, must have access to a variety of information sources and the freedom to choose what they want to read. However, the government has attempted to limit what citizens can read, raising serious concerns about personal freedom and censorship. In this essay, I will argue that the government should not be permitted to limit what citizens read, that citizens' reading rights extend to children, and that students in school should have rights to what they read. Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is a classic novel that serves as a cautionary tale of a dystopian society, where books are banned and burned by the government. Citizens in this society are denied access to knowledge and ideas, and their freedom of expression is limited. For example, Montag's wife, who has been normalized to the new society of not reading, is a dull person, who does not think logically or in a smart way. Montag on the other hand, always thought in a more logical way, which only advances once he starts reading. This serves as a reminder of how critical it is to protect the right to read and access a variety of information sources. …show more content…

This is a risky scenario because it restricts citizens' ability to make informed decisions and think critically about their surroundings. Citizens must have access to a variety of information sources in order to make informed decisions and fully participate in the political process in a free and democratic

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