Examples Of Power In Fahrenheit 451

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Elie Georges Mrs. Pilotti EAE2D-08 25 April 2023 The POWER’s That Be Within a modern society you consistently find people who wish to have the ability to make changes such as changes in destiny or bureaucracy. This ability to make changes is power, this power can alter anything and everything from bureaucracy to the public perception of things. Power, is a concept widely presented throughout Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 (F451), and Public Enemy's song, “Fight the Power” (FTP). The first type of power seen in these two works would be the power of government. The second type of power identified would be the power of the people. Within the novel, F451, by Ray Bradbury and the song, “FTP”, by Public Enemy, the power of government is widely …show more content…

Burn it. White people don't feel good about Uncle Tom's Cabin. Burn it” (Bradbury 57). This matters because of the notion that the population doesn't like certain content, especially racially motivated ones or ones that touch on sensitive subjects. In this case, the government burned or removed anything that referred to them. This demonstrates how the government relies on their power to enforce peace and keep an oppressive and totalitarian status quo, moreover, it shows how that power affects the people of the novel. Furthermore, the government's abuse of power can be seen expressed in the song, “FTP”. In the song they explain certain things like how the government looks down …show more content…

One of these categories would be the power of the people, which was demonstrated so passionately in Ray Bradbury’s novel, F451, and Public Enemy’s song, “FTP”. Initially, one of the ways the power of the people was demonstrated in the novel was the passion to revolt quietly. To still be standing when the world tears itself apart. In Montag’s conversation with Granger, Granger states, “Then, over a period of twenty years or so, we met each other, traveling, and got the loose network together and set out a plan” (Bradbury 146). This shows importance because it is possible to witness the determination of the people who are willing to say no to the conformities of society. Even though it took them twenty years to unite and make a plan, they did not waver demonstrating a true power, that is only of the people. Additionally, the way the power of the people was translated through the song, “FTP”, was standing against the big power and fighting back, making a change. Early on in the song, the artist Chucky D exclaims, “To revolutionize make a change nothing's strange” (Public Enemy line 31). Here the artist can be heard trying to implore the people to make a difference, to really fight to make changes. This proves a passion and will to fight which is the power of the people. Thus, many types of power are corruptible, the power of the people does not abstain from such corruption. However, it

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