Effects Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Censorship is an important theme in Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451. Censorship affected this alternate society in many ways. The government censored all books and made it illegal to read anything other than informational booklets. This affected their society by making the people living in it emotionless and unaware of the world around them. It led to television and radio being the main focus of their lives. An important example of the effects of censorship in the novel is Mildred. Mildred focused only on her parlor and her “seashells”. She barely wanted to talk to Guy, (and when she did it was usually about her parlor) and was uninvolved in normal, everyday things, like loving her husband. Censorship also affected the society because it led to the almost mechanical feel of everything in life. Doctors were more like plumbers, and attempted suicides and death were a normal, unemotional thing that the people were unaffected by. Censorship is so dangerous because it shields people from the real world and causes them to not care about important things in life. …show more content…

As television and radio became increasingly popular, most of the population outruled books by themselves. Less and less people attended school and books began to not interest anyone but a select few. And even the people that did still read were too afraid to speak up to defend literature and just let books grow unpopular and eventually become illegal. Even though the government “technically” censored books, it was more because the people as a whole were no longer interested in them, and more interested in

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