The Role Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Censorship is the practice of officially examining books, movies etc., and suppressing unacceptable parts. In Fahrenheit 451 censorship takes a major role because they censored all books. They didn 't give them permission to read neither to have books. They did this to an extreme that if they found them in someone’s house they would burn them and also the house. In this book the work of the firemen was to start the fires by burning them instead of extinguish them. The people from this place or society considered a person being social if he or she watched TV, reading books was considered old-fashion as well as the person who read them. For the people, books were unnecessary, useless and a waist of time. People thought time wouldn’t stop reading books because of what the government said but because as time passed they became shallower and intellectually blander. They started using more technology, that way people would forget about the books. Cartoon pictures and TV became more prevalent and entertaining.

"It was a pleasure to burn" -Clarisse McClellan. In this quote Clarisse expresses what it felt for the firemen to burn books. The more they burned the better. If something gives you pleasure you would want to do more of it, for example if eating chocolate gives you pleasure then you will eat chocolate until you are tired. If burning gave pleasure then they would want

to burn books as more as they could. This quote in a way shows us how censorship takes place in the book
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