The Government In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the citizens of a corrupt United States are controlled by the government. Books and novels have been prohibited because they contain ideas and knowledge which allow the citizens to think. The government does not approve of thinking so the books and novels get burned by firemen. Instead of reading novels, the people can only watch television and read comics and sex magazines.
The main character Guy Montag was a fireman who burned books for a living and did not think. He started to think when he first met his neighbor Clarisse McClellan, who told him that she had once heard that firemen used to put out fires, not start them, which made Montag laugh unreasonably.
Clarisse replied to him saying, "You laugh when

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