Fahrenheit 451 Censorship Theme

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The theme if Fahrenheit 451 is the danger of censorship upon the society One event that showed this theme is when Clarisse Mcclellan is telling Montag why she’s not at school very often. "I'm antisocial, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed. It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking to you about things like this.” She is forced to go to a psychiatrist for strange behaviors such as hiking, catching butterflies, and thinking independently. This shows the theme because it seems like a way the government is trying to create a perfect society. They want everyone to act the same. But since Clarisse is different, she gets kind of set aside from all the other kids. Clarisse shows how antisocial the society they live in really is because of their excessive use of technology and fast paced culture. “But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you?” People are not actually…show more content…
”He tries to explain the few people that still think independently make the rest of the people unhappy. The government brainwashed the society to the point to where “intellectual” is considered a swear word. People like Clarisse is considered to have psychological problems because they are different. He is saying that the world is perfect right now without conflicting theory and thought, and books will just make people unhappy in the end. But what is ironic about this is that people aren't actually happy, Mildred tried to kill herself. People tell themselves they are happy without considering it. Like the time Clarisse asked Montag if he was happy. At first he thought to himself of course, but then after some time of dwelling upon the conversation he realized he was not happy with his life. The world they live in now is not
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