Censorship In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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This idea or theme called 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.Bradbury’s ideals for this novel have shown a different light on what a society can function like and how the people are so unaware of things. Censorship plays an enormous role in Fahrenheit 451 the firemen are portrayed negatively concerning the matter of it, society’s normalities rely on the government and its censors and the knowledge of literature and life is publically forbidden.
The theme of censorship is proven in the novel by the firemen. They According to the characters in the book, firemen almost have no use to the society except for a negative …show more content…

It is restricted to the point where if a resident is housing books and absorbing knowledge from them, they will be punished. Burned, their house as well as the books. “There must be something in a book, something we cannot imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing. (Bradbury 51) This illustrates how some people are willing to sacrifice themselves to retain the knowledge of not only books but of literature as well. “Books are so important because they have quality. And what does the word quality mean? To me it means texture. This book has pores. It has features This book can go under the microscope. You’ll find life under the glass, streaming past in infinite profusion. Books are hated and feared because they show the pores in the face of life.” (Bradbury 83) This shows that deep in the books, there is a hidden meaning of what the thinkers and those curious people that are different from the equals have been looking for, forbiddenly. The government contains this knowledge from the rest of the society, due to the fact that the risks it might have to some people. Bradbury inserted this relevant piece of the puzzle into the novel because of how essential books are today. They educate people, and without education, people can’t

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