Research Paper On Fahrenheit 451

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McKinzie Cusipag Mr. Ronyak English 11 04/19 Fahrenheit 451 The first amendment of the US constitution entails the freedom of religion, along with the glittering promise of freedom of speech. At its very core, this shows the importance of sharing ideas, no matter how uncomfortable they may be. But as technology advances, and the internet is used to spread information at incredible speed, we begin to see the effects of not only too much information being shared with the public, such as the location of our military, but also how certain literature could be offensive to masses of people. The rise of Google and other platforms forces people everywhere to wonder what's more important: protection of information through censorship, or the freedom …show more content…

At its very core, this shows the importance of sharing ideas, no matter how uncomfortable they may be. But as technology advances, and the internet is used to spread information at incredible speed, we begin to see the effects of not only too much information being shared with the public, such as the location of our military, but also how certain literature could be offensive to masses of people. The rise of Google and other platforms forces people everywhere to wonder what's more important: protection of information through censorship, or the freedom of speech and expression? Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a cautionary tale of what happens with excessive censorship could lead to in the future. Fahrenheit 451-a futuristic, dystopian novel about the main character, Montag, and his quest for books and knowledge as he battles the dangers of censorship, conformity, and the progression of dependence on technology. In the novel, firefighters are no longer used to putting out fires, but rather, they start them. Bradbury depicts a society so afraid of differing opinions they light books by fire, setting the creativity and controversy within them to flames. Throughout the story, the reader will learn why the characters in Fahrenheit 451 feel that books must be censored, and the impact it has on

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