Role Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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The idea of government censorship is not a new one. Governments use censorship to gain and keep power. Rad Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 depicts the way governments use censorship as a tool to control their citizens and gain the power that they desire. Censoring ways to gain knowledge stops people from wanting to think for themselves and from challenging different points of view. They stop the desire to learn by censoring the tools they use to do just that such as books, news, entertainment, the internet, and even communication. Literature is an incredible tool that can take people to so many places and give them so many ideas. That’s why so many governments censor literature so that their citizens aren’t able to think for their self and oppose other ways of thinking. In history there are many instances that governments censor literature out of…show more content…
It gives you all the information you want and need, whether it is true or not. That can be a good thing because people are able to share their true honest opinions. However that can also be a bad thing because people may not like that true honest opinion. The Chinese government is censoring the internet to protect any harmful material from hurting the Communist Party (Denyer, Simon). This is only the beginning for the censoring to many Chinese citizens. The rules are expected to become tighter. Communication is one of the most important ways a person can gain information. It is the way thousands of people learn new things everyday. However millions of people today are being denied the most basic way to gain information. The North Korean government is censoring their citizens from contacting anyone in the world. This can also be seen throughout Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. It is not truly illegal to contact people, but the society makes it feel that communication is not normal. That it is not normal for people to talk about things that are going on in the world around
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