One danger that people could face is not knowing what we see on the news or in the newspaper’s is actually true, and what people say just to cover themselves up or make someone else look good in the person’s eyes. One of the dangers that Guy Montag faced all throughout the book was that if he told anyone about the books he had stolen and hid in his house the authorities would come to his house and burn the books and the house itself. Mass control is considered a mass danger of censorship because someone controls everyone’s thoughts and imagination. Mass control takes away a person’s right to be themselves in society. “In post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this reaction is charged or damaged.
Fear is what you make of it because nothing is inherently scary it is what you take from the object or experience that makes it scary and fills your head with fear. This can have an effect on society and how people and their respective governments react to types of issues and problems. This leads to in extreme cases war and mass murder of a society that is being exploited as a scapegoat. In the book Lord of the Flies the author William Golding suggest the impact fear has on human nature and how it disrupts order and disorder in a society. At the beginning of the story the boys are very scared and confused on where they are because this place is a unknown entity they have no clue what could be on the island and how they are going to survive.
Throughout the whole book, it has shown that his feeling regarding books did change. He realized that books were very important to Human Psychology. Montag objected to this decree and save books from being eliminated entirely. So he snatched books and hid them from the government and everyone else in the neighborhood. He also wanted to help save Clarisse’s ideas from also dying, by acting out against the government and being the different one in the
In the novel Night and the poem “The Hangman”, the bystander effect took place because people were afraid to bring attention to themselves. In the film The Hunger Games, however, Katniss Everdeen took a stand because she was not afraid of what would happen to her but what would happen to her sister and others in trouble instead. This feeling of fear for yourself rather than others is what separates the bystanders from the morally courageous people of the world. In the novel Night, most of the prisoners during the Holocaust became bystanders because of the fear for themselves getting killed. When Elie’s father gets hit for the first time, Elie said, “ My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked.
Knowledge doesn’t provide happinest look at our society, the NSA spying on citizens, presidential candidates committing treason, and illegal immigrants crossing the border to have children to leech of welfare. In fahrenheit montag’s city is destroyed because of an immense hate the rest of the world has on his country due to the rest of the world starving. In today's world the middle east, they hate us so due some countries like Russia, Austria, Germany, and most other of the Russian/European countries are not so fond of us sparking up terrorist organizations that cause chaos. By malpination, governments can protect their citizens by illuding the
The novel primarily focuses on a fictional U.S society within the 21st century, where books and literature are illegal. Books have been banned in this society due to the controversy over many topics and opinions. Rather than Fighting fires, firemen produce fires. The firemen burn the illegal books and the houses which shelter them. Throughout the story Fahrenheit 451, censorship has affected society by dehumanizing citizens, creating fear of individuality, and causing more rebellion, conflict, and crime.
People are always going to rebel, there are always going to be people that know the truth and disagree with it entirely. An example of this is when Montag found out there were the “book people” outside of town. They were the “rebels” of this society, they weren't following the law, they ran away and memorized books so they could never be taken from them. These “rebels” ran away from their home, life, and in some cases family to keep the knowledge they had and to help it live on. This novel’s plot is similar to today because we are all puppets of the government even if we don’t realize it.
Unjustified Insanity After the London blitz, during the conclusion of World War 2, many people including families lived in horrible conditions. Many high-class families were poor due to so many bombs hitting their homes and businesses. In “The Destructors” by Graham Greene, Trevor's actions were unjustified because he had no reason to target a specific person. He just wanted to destroy everything in the house to make someone feel the same as he does. Trevor’s actions to destroy Old Misery’s home were not logical, due to Old Misery compassion to the gang.
In this society they cannot read books, and if they do their books get burned and they go to jail for breaking the law. “Burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes, That is our official slogan” (Bradbury, 6). When the firemen in Fahrenheit find people who read books, they go to their houses unexpectedly and they go in and find all the books and put them on a tray thing and spray kerosene all over, and then burn the books at 451 degrees. The reason why they can’t read books is because books make some people happy while some others don’t like books, so the government wants people to be equal. The government wants to control the citizens.
The book tells the story of Guy Montag’s life in the strange world he lives in. In his world no one talks to one another, people are addicted to their uber-realistic reality shows and most important of all, books are banned. As technology advanced homes eventually became fireproof, which meant firemen would need a new job. The job that they are tasked with ends up being to burn any illegal books that are discovered to be possessed by any of the citizens of the country. The attempted suicide of Montag’s wife leads him to begin questioning the world in which he lives.
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.
’For your file,’ he said, ‘in case you decide to be angry with me.’"(Bradbury, page 71). Faber is asking to get his house burnt to a crisp, but montag decide not to turn him into his higher ups. This society scares people that break the rules so much that they turn themselves in. This society makes people feel guilty for reading books. In the real world, society does something similar to this, just with opinions and not books.
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’" People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them. This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them.
Then the directors of the school destroy his work of art because it was not kid friendly, even though they were the ones to put it into the school curriculum. I think the school’s solution to the problem was not good. Like what it says in paragraph 3 in I am real where it says, “I want you to know, too, that my publisher and I have done absolutely nothing to exploit the disgusting news from Drake.” Even when the school burned the book he said that he did not exploit them like he mentions in this quote. I think he knew his book was not for children, but what I think he really is mad about is his reputation. Its like someone making an R rated movie for a adults then a kid sneaks in watches it and complains to his parents and the parents slandering the movie
The handicaps are given to the people in the short story to symbolize fear. The author states, “ every 20 seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair Advantage of their brains” (1). The government does not want people like George and Harrison to overthrow the government. Throughout the story, Kurt Vonnegut portrays the handicaps as well, but actually there to scare people from overpowering the government. The handicaps symbolize fear if they display any of their powers such as speed, looks, and thinking they will be severely punished.