How Is Fire Used In Fahrenheit 451

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Potter Stewart once said, “Censorship reflects a societies lack of confidence in itself.” Stewart is saying that is a governing body feels he need to dictate and regulate the knowledge obtained by their citizens, they lack the basic leadership skill of confidence. Censorship may even extend to a point in which the government burns knowledge, books, and cleanse their citizens from independent thoughts. In Fahrenheit 451, the fireman use fire to burn books and remove knowledge from their society. Although the citizens of Fahrenheit 451 believe fire is a tool used by fireman to burn books ad houses, nevertheless, Ray Bradbury uses fire to symbolize evil and destructive forces because he wants to show that destroying knowledge results in anarchy

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