Censorship In Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury depicts a future society in Fahrenheit 451 where reading is viewed as harmful and pointless. The government's decision to burn books did not come out of nowhere; rather, it was made after the populace as a whole ceased reading and lost interest in censorship. This begs the question of whether such a scenario is conceivable in the society we live in now and whether reading and books might experience a complete loss of interest. Furthermore, a complete loss of interest in reading and books in our society is impropobable concerns have been raised regarding the reading habits and the emergence of digital media. People are consuming information in shorter, more concentrated forms in the era of smartphones, social media, and instant satisfaction. Long texts are becoming less and less engaging, and there is a growing need for fast, readable content. This does not imply that people hate books, however, that people do not appreciate the written word or have less care for censorship. For Example in the article “Farenheit 451” it states “There you have it, Montag. It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no …show more content…

However, some elements of his representation jibe with current issues. For instance, it is possible to view the spread of false information and the slanting of media narratives as censorship. In addition, the emphasis on expediency and superficiality in contemporary culture makes one wonder about the breadth of information and critical thinking. They act as conduits for information, wells of creativity, and paths for personal development. Reading helps people develop empathy, critical thinking skills, and an appreciation for many viewpoints. Although there may be changes in how books are read and accessible, their intrinsic value does not

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