Government Control In Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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As Harry Browne once said, “Since no one but you can know what 's best for you, government control can 't make your life better.” In Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury, he shows ways on how the government is controlling society with surveillance, technology, and censorship. The government gets to decide what is to be done and what comes in and out of that country. In the novel, it shows how the firefighter, Guy Montag, is different than the other people in that society. These aspects of government control are directly going towards Montag because the advance in technology put into the watchdogs that are in Bradbury’s novel is unbelievable. Multiple news articles suggest that the government is, in fact, controlling our every move. The advance in technology in these past years has been immense …show more content…

To begin with, In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury shows how the government is controlling their society with surveillance. It shows how the government is abusing the hound by making it watch everyone 's every move and controlling everyone 's lives. This theme is not only shown in the book but also in our modern day society. It’s shown when Montag said, "That 's sad," because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that 's all it can ever know." Beatty snorted, gently. "Hell! It 's a fine bit of craftsmanship, a good rifle that can fetch its own target and guarantees the bulls-eye every time” (Bradbury 13). The government has built these watchdogs that watch everyone’s every move to see if they are breaking the society’s laws. Montag is really disturbed because he is a different person and he is scared that the dog is suspicious of him. The dog is very good at hunting down and killing, which is a huge example of a dystopian society that has no privacy. Another example in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 would be when the captain says "Come

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