Bradbury’s personal opinions about the government conflict with his novel. He dislikes censorship, stating “when government controls things, and you cannot publish or sell or find in a library the books that you want” (Aggelis). Although he doesn’t like censorship, Bradbury believes the government should be selective in what they should fund, believing “[Government is] just saying that they 're funding you just as a gallery does; a gallery has the right to choose what it wants to hang on its walls. That 's not censorship--that 's selectivity" (Aggelis). Bradbury also despised the rise of special interest groups and the idea of political correctness, saying “If we listened to all these groups then we wouldn’t have anything to read or anything to look at” (Aggelis).
Lastly, we devalue elders and their wisdom by refusing to hear what they have to say, just as the people of Fahrenheit 451 ridiculed and criticized those who were knowledgeable about the world before the “purge” and refused to have a blind pulled over their eyes. In conclusion, throughout Fahrenheit 451, the social standard consisted of a lack of deep relationships with others and a blind acceptance of society’s norms. Outliers, such as Clarisse, who wanted more than what was fed to them through the “funnels,” were thought to be rebellious and antisocial. However, though Bradbury’s depiction of this society may appear far-fetched, it still bears similarities to our own civilization and social
Knowledge/ignorance theme is present in the society because of the no book policy. In this quote, “Books aren't people. You read and I look all around, but there isn’t anybody… My ‘family’ is people. They tell me things: I laugh, they laugh! And the colors… He might come and burn the house and the ‘family’.
Elements of that type of society are sometimes more dystopian. Placing the book Anthem in the category of a dystopia is pretty accurate because the government is forcing collectivism into the society even though many are not in agreeance, people aren’t happy and are afraid to speak up, and the people don’t know the history about the
When reading through this book and Crooks comes up, the men usually say that he is very kept to himself and they just talk very badly about him. So from this, the reader could probably assume that Crooks would be kind of lonely and didn’t really feel like he was wanted there. In this quote Candy explains who Crooks was and that he usually got treated badly but he did not care. “Yeah. Nice fella too.
Crooks knew he would never get a chance at a dream even though he wished it could because of the big guy. The author uses crooks loneliness in differentness to the other friendships. When Crooks and Lennie are in the barn, Crooks explains to Lennie that “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”(73), talking about himself. Steinbeck was trying to make Crooks appear completely different to George and Lennie’s characters. While George and Lennie have each other, Crooks only has his books, and even those books don’t make him happy, he says, “ain’t no good.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury their society is lacking three elements that our society is also missing. Faber talks about why books are important. In our society we don 't appreciate books and their value. In Faber’s society they don 't read books, so Faber is telling both societies why books have quality and are important. Quality to Faber in Fahrenheit 451’s society menas “texture.
Imagine living in a world where people are not allowed to read books or to have access to information. Living in this kind of a state might mentally cripple a person or even lead to a world where innovation does not exist, because people are not allowed to explore and think for themselves. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag demonstrates the difficult and isolating battle of one man against an oppressive government. In Montag’s struggle, he loses his job and his wife, yet he gains a sense of internal freedom by choosing to leave the city and to continue to read books. In order to control the citizens of the dystopian civilization displayed in Fahrenheit 451, the government censors the information the population receives about every detail in their culture, so indoctrination of the citizens is fairly easy to achieve; however, the nature of humans is to live in a state of freedom.
In society, the government has shown that books were not a priority to the people and their lives. So they banned books from being used. This affected their actions and feelings towards people and other things. But when Montag met Clarisse, it changed how he viewed the government and its actions. Throughout the whole book, it has shown that his feeling regarding books did change.