Fahrenheit 451 Be Banned Essay

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Ray Bradbury once said "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." In Fahrenheit 451's dystopian society, Bradbury perfectly shows how culture is non existent once books are banned. The people in the novel didn't have feelings for one another and were completely ignorant to their surroundings. Bradbury understood and conveyed how banning books is to ban individuality, intellectuality, and a culture as a whole. Society needs books to become well rounded and well thought individuals. Banning books will cause society to collapse into a sad grey world like Montag's society in the novel. In an effort to make sure this doesn't happen books should live on and never be at risk to be banned. The loss of books will have society fall into a pit of numbness. Individuals will not share feelings for others and unknowingly live unfulfilling lives. In Fahrenheit 451 the main character, Montag, has a "wife", Mildred. Montag's job is to burn books, however when an elderly woman refused to leave her home and was burned alive with all her books, he began to see life in a different way. Needless to say, he had a sudden change in heart as far…show more content…
They continue to go about their day without even thinking. In many instances this happens today, with social media and reality TV it's easy to get distracted from real life issues. As Faber said, people must read, digest the information, and take action based on the information that's been digested. (Bradbury 83-84). With many problems going on today some people would rather look the other way then address the issue at hand. If it keeps up, society today will not differentiate much from the society of Fahrenheit 451. There needs to be books to help humanity become educated beings. At risk of a culture being destroyed, books must thrive on, to not only help this generation, but the one after that, and after
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