Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Cesar Frias


Period 2

Fahrenheit 451

"It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed" (Bradbury 3). In Ray Bradbury's dramatic dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451, tells a story about characters in a world where everything is censored, monitored, and destroyed. Bradbury's main theme is censorship. Books are the most common this censored along with emotions and freedom. He allows the reader to visualize the fact that censorship can harm society by blocking knowledge leading to corruption and misfortune.

One allusion that was made in Fahrenheit 451 was racism and how it affects people's point of view. Beatty tells Montag, "colored people don't like Little Black Sambo. …show more content…

When you feel really comfortable and passionate about something, you never want to let it go and feel much pride for it. In part one of the novel, Montag experiences an eye opener event when "the fumes of kerosene bloomed about her" (Bradbury 39). He had never experienced such event in his career. Never in his life did he think someone would die for books. Because of this, Montag realized that living in a world where books were banned and education was vague was not worth living in. Censorship made the old lady die with her books because she didn't want to live without them. Banning books were taken to an extreme. Beatty contradicts later on by saying, "what traitors books can be! You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you" (Bradbury 107). By this, he meant that even though books are meant to provide you with knowledge, all they do is play with your head and simply confuse you. To Beatty the books were worthless. To add up, Montag experiences an event that helps him realize reality. Reality being that he is living in a world in which ignorance is bliss and lack of education doesn't matter. All while Beatty just fills Montag's head with unfounded

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