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.
Some parents, students, and school board members think books are constantly being banned in educational facilities and libraries because of their explicit content and profanity; however; many of those same books teach important life lessons and represent freedom of speech. Many people believe that banning a book is violating their 1st Amendment right of free speech because you cannot simply limit someone to what they should read. Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical book Persepolis talks about growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution that has a lot of violence and harsh subjects throughout the book. Kelly Konrad, the Author of “Banning Books is Bad And Let Me Tell You My Top 5 Reasons Why..”, says that she was both impressed with the swift action of teachers and students to get the word out, and perplexed by what initiated the removal of the book Persepolis at Chicago Public Schools (Konrad). Many books just like this one that contains explicit subjects are
The government does not want people to be unhappy and worried so they burn all of the books. Montag burns the books and houses with books in them. Houses are fireproof but the inside memories are all destroyed. He does this to make others happy but Montag himself is not happy. Through Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 Montag and his wife Mildred
Fahrenheit 451 is a book about Guy Montag; a fireman living with his wife in a dystopian future where books are illegal. Firemen are responsible for burning houses that have books in them and arresting people who have books. This all changes when Guy starts collecting books as well. This leads him to go on a perilous adventure that could get him killed. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses allegories, motifs, and symbols to show that censorship is a danger to society and it will lead us to our doom because it results in us being desensitized, depressed and violent.
Wayne Dyer once said, “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don 't know anything about.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, ignorance is a common theme portrayed throughout the novel. It sets the impression of how all of the characters feel due to a society that has outlawed books. Guy Montag is a firefighter, whose job is to burn the books. Yet, he often steals them without the chief firefighter, or anyone else knowing. This is until the day he meets Clarisse, who looks at the world in a different way than anyone else.
Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts. In Fahrenheit 451 censorship takes a major role because they censored all books. They didn 't give them permission to read neither to have books. They did this to an extreme that if they found them in someone’s house they would burn them and also the house. In this book the work of the firemen was to start the fires by burning them instead of extinguish them.
In his poem, Stafford depicts books as a symbol of ignorance and burns them in a verse about them burning and turning to ashes. However, he mostly judges people for not writing anymore and finds it disturbing to see “whole libraries that no one got around to writing,” (William Stafford) emphasizing the lack of knowledge-filled books of his time. The focus of this poem stands out as different from the previous examples because of the time during which Stafford writes it: 1987. During this time the Cold War occurs, a time of tension between the USA and Russia, who build nuclear weapons to intimidate one another. During this time, people show more interest in knowing the events on the news rather than spending time writing books.
Harrison is the son of Hazel and George in the Icarus tale; Harrison Bergeron. They live in a Dystopian Society where handicaps are forced on them against their will in attempt to limit their abilities, resulting in what their government believes is deserved equality. Harrison then rebels against the government, and gets shot as his punishment. The message we are fed from this Icarus tale is that if we handicap people, or attempt to diminish diversity, then it’s impossible to have a successful society. The first reason why diminishing diversity would result in an unsuccessful society is because people wouldn’t be able to express who they are, resulting in citizens rebelling against higher power.
The book, Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury brought to light some scary yet plausible ideas on the future of the world. In the novel, firemen are ordered to burn books and the public is brainwashed into worrying more about materialistic happiness than taking the time to think. The epigraph at the beginning of the book reads, “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” This quote is Ray’s way of drawing attention to the simple fact that although society will do its best to conform people to their liking, people must always challenge to question and rebel against the norm. One way this epigraph ties well with the book would be the ongoing challenging of the society that the main character, Montag, does all throughout the book. A prime example of this being the time when Montag had a lengthy and thought-provoking conversation with his wife, Mildred, on pages 146-151.
An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, and then without even acknowledging the fact that Montag was a fireman, Faber with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper. "For your file," he said, "in case you decide to be angry with me." The rules don’t even have to be enforced on the citizens in this novel. The rules are self-imposed this may be because the government controls the society with fear so the citizens are afraid of what might happen if they do not follow the rules. Our modern society is different from