Similarities Between 1984 And Fahrenheit 451

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By true definition, censorship is the suppression and illegalization of speech, public communication, and other information which may be considered objectionable, harmful, or politically incorrect as determined by the government in authority. The purpose of censorship is perhaps to protect the people, however, negative outcomes typically follow when this route is taken to control a governed people. Censorship directly attack the main characters of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and George Orwell’s 1984. Although government censorship was perpetuated to create a whole and perfect society, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 both demonstrate that censorship brought on by the government negatively controls a community’s thoughts, actions, and their people as a whole. …show more content…

The government’s control over what is viewed contains the happiness sought by their citizens, as well as enabling them to completely dominate over how the citizens thought, felt, and acted. The illegalization of free speech had so overrun their society, so much so that books were outlawed, written word was almost abolished, and no one read a thing. "...And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books... " (Bradbury). A forbiddance of knowledge left the world dependant upon pop culture, leaving them all to forget just what a book was, or how it was a real thing written by real people. Thought lost any and all originality, thus forcing this nation to lose it as well. In order to control the people, the government of Fahrenheit 451 uses abrupt censorship and suppression against its people, thus resulting in inevitable rebellion and

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