Fahrenheit 451: Ignorance Vs. Knowledge

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The top three issues that Ray Bradbury had addressed in Fahrenheit 451 was ignorance versus knowledge, advancement of technology, and censorship. Bradbury had focused on ignorance versus knowledge because he feared that people are becoming ignorant. He was trying to draw attention to the fact that when societies do not read books they are becoming ignorant because books contain knowledge. He presents this in F451 by showing that when the firemen burn books they are depriving everyone of knowledge thinking they are promoting the society. In reality, though they are just being ignorant. As Montag is having a conversation with Faber about books he states “Nobody listens any more… I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk
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