Fahrenheit 451 Ethical Analysis

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Dilemma of censorship: Possessing, reading, and distributing books is illegal in the book Fahrenheit 451. Society is only concerned with instant gratification from entertainment and prefers life in the fast-forward. Firefighters are now responsible to destroy books hidden in houses by burning down these houses. Interests other than technology and entertainment are not encouraged and these individuals are often targeted as threats. There is no clear reason of censorship in this future, but fast cars, loud music, and advertisements are all causes of an over-stimulated society, where literature, philosophy, and individual thought are forgotten. The protagonist, a firefighter, begins to steal books from the houses he invades for work. One night
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