Research Paper On Fahrenheit 451

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Xenia Hernandez
Fahrenheit 451: A History “There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing” (Bradbury 51). In this scene from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Montag is finally realizing how wrong their society is and how everything he has been doing for the last ten years is doing more harm than good. Fahrenheit 451 is a novel about how the advanced technology in their society has overpowered human intellect. During this period, no one is permitted to read and the people only focus on the immediate scenes that surround them, which causes them to become ignorant. When Bradbury first wrote this novel in October of 1953, he was not predicting the future; instead, he was trying to help prevent these types of actions by cautioning against them in his novel (Ray Bradbury (1920-2012)). Fahrenheit 451 helped Bradbury to
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One instance was in 2011 when a reprint of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn replaced the N-word with the word slave (Patai). The book was needlessly censored in order to allow people to be more comfortable, like in the novel. The word though was relevant to that time and people need to be aware of the type of thinking during that time to fully understand the novel. Another time, a student in Ohio during 2012 put a political flyer on her dorm but was told to remove it, or be disciplined (Patai). Eventually, the university relented and allowed it, but there was still some fight in order to have free speech rights. These incidents show how people are still fighting to be allowed to have their own opinions, how the U.S. is becoming more concerned with the different opinions in the nation, and how the division between the nation has caused people to react with
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