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Compare Fahrenheit 451 And Today's Society

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“It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury, P.1)”. How can today’s society today be compared to this dystopian world? The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a prediction of what modern society would be like in the year 2081. In this society book are burned to limit information and to keep people from thinking. These people that burn books are called firemen. It predicts what the future will be like in technology and also laws. Fahrenheit 451 depicts a society that is similar but also differs from today’s society today. Fahrenheit 451 and today’s society both try to be utopia’s even though it is not possible under everybody’s different perspective. This is because everybody has their own view of a perfect society. Today’s society tries…show more content…
Fahrenheit’s society differs because it burns books to limit information instead of today’s society having easy access to information. Books in Fahrenheit are burned to keep equality resulting in the people not letting the people very informed. They don't have phones that feed them information or libraries making them have more limitations on information. It demonstrates that they burn books to limit information because it states, “Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn them to ashes, then burn the ashes. That’s our official slogan” (Bradbury, P.8)???check quote. This shows that the firemen slogan is to burn all the books leading to the limitation of knowledge. This differs from today’s society having easier access to books compared to Fahrenheit’s society. Books are burned instead of using them to learn like schools in modern society. As stated previously their technology also has more limits than today’s society not letting them have accessibility to information. Although Fahrenheit's society has differences in limitations on information, they also show similarities to today's society today. This can be shown in the banning compared to the burning of books. In today's society there are books that are banned because of not being appropriate to modern society. This compares to Fahrenheit’s society because they burn books and limit information like the banning of books in today’s society. An example of a book that is banned is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Banned Books Week an organization that celebrates the freedom to read states,”Twain’s book is one of the most-challenged of all time and is frequently challenged even today because of its frequent use of the word “nigger.” Otherwise it is alleged the book is “racially insensitive,” “oppressive,” and “perpetuates racism” (Banned Books Week, 2000). This demonstrates that
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