Examples Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Got Books? The Literary Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 Have you ever been prevented from looking, or reading at something? Was it something that your family, teachers, or even your friends censored from you? Imagine a world where you aren’t able to go to a library and read a book. Imagine if there wasn’t even a library, and all books are replaced with TV shows and Movies. This world is the world of Guy Montag, the main antagonist in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The version of the United States that he lives in is run by a totalitarian regime, promising a “new era” of technology and knowledge, and starts burning things that cause the most controversy and give the most knowledge to the public: books. This version of the United States is one …show more content…

As you know, they were run by Adolf Hitler, and who is best known for exterminating millions of Jews, Communists, Gypsies, homo-sexuals, disabled persons, people who disagreed with the government, and other people deemed unworthy by the state. He did this primarily because of his belief that they were the parasites of the human race, and they should be exterminated from the world. Hitler can be called an actual example of an “extreme perpetrator” (Myers). To quote the man himself, and to show you that he is an extreme perpetrator, he justifies his genocide of millions of people because “All great cultures of the past perished only because the originally creative race died out from blood poisoning.” (Hitler). One of the undermined but hurtful things that Hitler did to his own people was the burning of un-German books in universities all over Germany. This event became known as the Nazi Book Burning. Some of the different books that were deemed “un-German” and burned were books that were made by enemies of the state or talked against the state and the cause of the state. This event is eerily similar to what firemen do in Fahrenheit 451, burning books because they are anti-state and can lead up to anti-state ideas, such as the overthrow of the

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