Examples Of Social Commentary In Fahrenheit 451

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In Fahrenheit 451 social commentary is throughout the whole book. Among Bradburyś most influential and widely read works, Fahrenheit 451 (1953) talks about the impact of censorship and forced conformity on a group of people living in a future society where books are not allowed and sent to burn. (Wikipedia) The novel was written during the era of McCarthyism, a time of the practice of making accusations of subversion without proper regard for evidence.(Wikipedia) The book was written because the experience Ray went through. On January 5, 2005 Ray Bradbury was interviewed by former chairman of the Endowment for the Arts. The interviewers asked ¨what was his idea of this book” and Ray says ¨Hitler of course, he burnt the book in the streets of Berlin.” …show more content…

Well, it’s not actually “blackened and changed.” (Bradbury 1) but books are banned in some places and so on. For instance, at Idaho High School they banned the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Alexie Sherman. The reason being is because the book “discusses masturbation, contains profanity, and has been viewed as anti-Christian.” (ILA) Chinese Handcuffs is also banned because of the “extreme violence.”(ILA) Montag's society is like the school board at this particular school. It seems that are problems like this all around the world according to the data that has been found. The result can be Fahrenheit 451 is a sign of the world being corrupt and the “minorities in our civilization” (Bradbury 54) are never happy or appreciated with what's put out for them to

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