2. Disadvantages of regulations/censorship 2.1 compromising the freedom of speech Censorship compromises the freedom of speech in many different ways. Freedom of speech refers to the right to speak without censorship or being restraint by a higher authority of the organization or country. For example, Compromising the freedom of speech will not allow the society to voice out their negative thoughts or to protest at a government or a government-related event. This example clearly shows that freedom of speech is being compromised as people are unable to voice out what they truly feel and are mostly forced to keep their opinions to themselves as voicing these opinions will make the rest of the society think in a different way and steer them away to generate other ideas or thoughts.
Many people are failing to recognize the government’s full potential of surveillance over citizens. Most people truly are either just oblivious to the matter or are turning a blind eye on it. Having no privacy over people 's own lives own life takes a turn on things and pushes them straight into the reality the country is dealing with right now. When taking a look at other countries that the government watches over everyone, like North Korea, it’s assuring that that’s not where anyone would want to live. People want to live in a place where they feel safe to read, publish, or watch whatever they want without being watched.
Huxley feared that eventually nobody would know the truth about the world because they would become so oblivious and the truth would become irrelevant. This is evident in Brave New World with the well known saying, “history is bunk.” Nobody in the novel wants to learn about the past because the society has made it undesirable to do so. Instead, they focus on the present and improving for the future. Another example of Postman’s assertion in the book is the fact that nobody reads. Mustapha Mond explains to John that books are prohibited because these people “couldn’t understand it.” I see this in society today as well.
People will criticize and be envious of them because they are seen as a separate group. •Representatives should not be suspected of any dishonesty or disloyalty, or they will be deemed unworthy. •The government should not be governed by force. If it is, it will lead to destruction. “If this system was so framed as to command that respect from the people, which every good free government will obtain, this provision was unnecessary” (Brutus 4).
The public are banned from owning or reading books, there are many reasons for why people are so averse towards books and submit to the government. Entertainment such as, tv and radio play a big part in why most people do not independently think for themselves.The biggest reason is the sensitivities towards the “offensive” opinions written in these books that makes people submit to the government's rules. This makes one either obey the authority
Novels contain information about the past and people form different opinions and thoughts from the novels. The government wants intelligence to seem wrong and want ignorance to deem as correct. Creating the walls became a tactic to distract society from the ugly truth and not focus on the worries. As a literal and symbolic meaning, the walls stand for happiness and causes people to not focus on reality or care for others, but themselves. The entertainment brainwashes the community to not worry by providing
This society burns books because their content is troublesome. The reason for this decision was because people were unable to formulate solutions to the problems that books created. They always take the easiest route resulting in their society neglecting books and the ideas inside them. Bradbury uses anti-intellectualism to demonstrate that by controlling what a society is exposed to and limiting their ideas, they will conform. In the society that Montag lives, people are consumed by distractions.
In Robin Lakoff’s “Hate Speech”, Lakoff claims that not everyone is able to understand hate speech because not everyone goes through it, or they don't find it a big deal because it doesn't happen to them. Someone might claim that they know that hate speech doesn't happen that often but, what is hate speech? Hate speech is to “promote violence” and it is “created by people who are a majority of the population; directed toward people who are a part of a minority population.” (bsu.edu). The First Amendment allows people to speak what they want, and express themselves. Hate speech destroys the First Amendment because it doesn't allow a person to express their free speech.
By books being outlawed people now have one less resource to go to when they are in need of help or advice. The authors would be put out of business because they cannot sell books anymore. Hence, this is one final example of how Bradbury shows pessimism throughout the novel, where books are outlawed for being a threat by furthering people's knowledge. Ray Bradbury shows his pessimistic thoughts in Fahrenheit 451 because houses are burned
For example, if the Thomas is not honest to tell the secret to the member. The members’ view is why we want to escape from this comfortable and secure shelter, outside is so dangerous, Thomas is so crazy, I do not need to follow him. The member will misread to him and will not trust him. The misunderstandings will directly affect the team’