Often times when people are oppressed it causes them to do things that will later result in major consequences that generally one can end up regretting. For example, in the fiction book named Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury talks about how firemen burn books which is out of the ordinary because originally firemen are supposed to put out fires and not start them. The main character Guy Montag who is a firemen struggles with the burning of books and starts to go against the rules. Montag rebelling causes him to make a bad decision that causes a bigger problem. Fortunately, other times when people are feeling unease about a negative situation impacting their society, speaking out can cause a satisfying solution.
It was mainly used as a method to suppress the Freedom Movement. Several freedom fighters, including Tilak, and Gandhi have been jailed under this law. Nehru himself criticised the law, saying “that particular section is highly objectionable and obnoxious and it should have no place both for practical and historical reasons, if you like, in any body of laws that we might pass. The sooner we get rid of it the better.” The sedition law is a draconian law in that it does not require the speaker to incite violence against the state. It simply requires that they “excite disaffection,” a term which the statute specifies “includes disloyalty and all feelings of enmity,” extremely vague terms.
Fahrenheit 451 shows how people’s rights to free speech and media are essential to a free thinking society. Guy Montag, the main character, is a firefighter, which in his futuristic society means he burns books for the government because they are illegal due to the potentially controversial ideas they contain. Montag meets a girl named Clarisse, who helps him realize he’s not really content in how he’s living his life and in his relationships, which begins to change his viewpoint on the society’s standards. His wife Mildred, as well as the rest of society, are highly materialistic and shallow in their daily activities and interactions. Montag eventually steals a book during the fireman’s raid on a house, which leads him to seek out a man named Faber, who is an educated man, and helps encourage Montag to take steps to action.
The book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows censorship throughout the book to keep citizens in the dark about matters they should know about. The government does not want their citizens to know the reality around them. The reason given for censorship is to ensure the happiness of their citizens. Anything involving poems, stories or any piece of literature is prohibited. The idea is that people won’t be able to get ideas of revolting, personal opinions that are debatable and prevent knowledge spreading about what’s going on in there reality.
Like for example, in WWI, the soldiers’ letters were being censored in order to protect them from any harm that could be done to the by their enemies. They weren’t allowed to send any information of theirs in their letters, as it was a risk that
So, as said by the author the society chose to be a collectivist society and it caused Equality to rebel and seek to be different. Evidence to support this is, “We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so.” (Rand 17) Equality was talking about how he wasn’t allowed to write because the Council doesn’t allow citizens to do that. Their reputation was very controlling and they were the people who decided the rules that citizens are allowed to abide by. They have to do certain things within the book, based solely on the council.
More specifically, I believe that gun violence will always be an issue whether they are banned or not. If someone plans on hurting someone, they will not care about rules. For example, Guns are very easy for people to buy, but how is the seller going to know what they plan to do with it. It is not like they are going to say that they are going to kill someone with it. Therefore, I conclude that banning guns is not worth it because people who want to use them for negative reasons will even if they are banned.
When it was published, The Picture of Dorian Gray was seen as an immoral book due to the use of the unspeakable and the moral decay it shows. But, taking into account all of Wilde’s arguments to defend the book, one must understand that this book isn’t looking to have a moral impact, but instead to free art from morality and social punishment, making society understand what aestheticism really is. Therefore, this book is neither moral nor
Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft. He expresses this in a conversation with Thomas Putnam, by saying, “ I know that you-you least of all, Thomas, would ever wish so disastrous charge laid upon me. We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house”(13). With this, Arthur Miller shows how caring too much about reputation can turn people into cowards.
General Purpose: to persuade Specific Purpose: to persuade the audience of the importance of banning smoking in public places Thesis: Smoking should be banned in public places because it is harmful to non-smokers who visit public places. I. Introduction A. Attention-getter: How many of you been around people who are smoking in public places? Probably, most of us have at least noticed people smoking in CMU campus even it is a non-smoking campus. Secondhand smoke is really harmful to anyone who inhales it in.