The Loss Of Knowledge In William Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

2042 Words9 Pages

(AGG) As Daniel J. Boorstin had clarified, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” (Goodreads) This relates to the government form Fahrenheit 451 trying to hide the truth from the society, and had eventually killed them. (BS-1) The government tries to control the amount of knowledge and take advantage of the lack of knowledge. (BS-2) The effort to control this trait, while helping the society, will eventually damage the society. (BS-3) The lack of memory power will help avoid controversies while damaging many relationships, but, this can be fixed by slowing your thoughts and clearing your mind. (TS) In the book, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury 's key message is to remind his readers about the value of knowledge and memory, and the dangers of trying to control them. (MIP-1) In order to keep the society the same as everyone and avoid confusion, the government attempts to control the amount of knowledge that the society has, and take advantage of the lack of knowledge. (SIP-A) The government attempts to keep everyone in the society similar to each other, by changing the education system and changing history. (STEWE-1) In order to keep the next generation the same as the current generation, the government changes the education system. Clarisse states that the schedule for the children her age is, “‘ An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports,

Open Document