Extreme Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Back in my Day; An argument on Fahrenheit 451 and the morality of extreme censorship in our daily lives
Is knowledge power? Is it such a problem that we need to censor our books and media? A good example of this ideology is a book named Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 is a book about censorship and the gatekeeping of knowledge, Bradbury develops a theme that knowledge shouldnt be kept from the people and should be accessible to all. Some might say that certain knowledge shouldnt be known by all and that some knowledge is dangerous, such as the creation of dangerous weapons or substances, and although certain knowledge can be dangerous or even lead to an imbalance of power, most knowledge should be spread and built upon so us as a species can learn from it and become better as a whole. …show more content…

A good example of this is how the government runs in Fahrenheit 451. In Fahrenheit 451 the government controls who knows what and refuses to allow people to gain any knowledge, they keep the citizens ignorant and busy, in Fahrenheit 451 Clarisse mentions how “They run us so ragged by the end of the day we can’t do anything but go to bed or head for a Fun Park to bully people around…” (Bradbury, 30) all of this entertainment and stimuli keeps them distracted so they are easier to control, and to keep them from thinking or reading of others ideas the make them fear books and having intelligence by threatening them with death and torture. The book shows us that when knowledge is hoarded and hidden from others, it can lead to many problems for future

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