Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
Imagine, a dystopian society where everyone was so dependent of technology that they have lost all human qualities. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character is a fireman. However, the meaning of a fireman is different in this society. Today, a fireman is someone who saves people and things from fire, from wildfires, to fires in houses. But in the novel, they burn all the literature showcased in the world.
The dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury introduces a local fireman named Guy Montag, but being a fireman isn’t the same occupation it is today. In this far away world books are illegal, just like drugs or treason. The job of getting rid of these binded pieces of literature lies in the hand of the firemen, burning every novel they can get their hands on. Montag has lived under the impression that this is normal, with his wife MIldred constantly hypnotized by a screen covered wall to which he can’t even break her trance. This is all Montag knows and lives by until Clarisse, Montag’s neighbor, pops into his life.
It is evident that Beatty is in conflict with himself with his obvious hypocrisy over knowledge and books and his want to die, and this deeply affects the entire novel. The first sign of Beatty’s hypocrisy and internal conflict is when readers realize that although he dismisses books as useless and nonsense, he himself has read many books and is well educated in literature. When Beatty first visits Montag, guessing (correctly) that Montag is having doubts about his job, he tells Montag about how their society came to be and why the firemen exist, praising their role as necessary. He claims “the books say nothing! Nothing you can teach or believe.” (Bradbury 62).
So why would the Government take it away? In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag lingers in a world where literature is burned by fireman in front of the reader’s eyes. The Government fears intellect and view-points, so they remove it. They burn it. And Montag never questioned this.
His fire chief makes him burn his own house down for having illegal books. He is justified in killing his fire chief and running from the law and hiding the books from his wife, because he had nothing to lose and he know what would happen if he was caught. Montag is justified in killing Beatty because he was protecting Faber who was a friend who was innocent. The only thing that Montag did was try protecting an innocent man who was not guilty of anything. Who was helping Montag by asking him things to make him think about and help him determine what to do.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a uniquely shocking and provocative novel about a dystopian society set in a future where reading is outlawed, thinking is considered a sin, technology is at its prime, and human interaction is scarce. Through his main protagonist, Guy Montag, Bradbury brings attention to the dangers of a controlled society, and the problems that can arise from censorship. As a fireman, it is Guy's job to destroy books, and start fires rather than put them out. After meeting a series of unusual characters, a spark is ignited in Montag and he develops a desire for knowledge and a want to protect the books. Bradbury's novel teaches its readers how too much censorship and control can lead to further damage and the repetition of history’s mistakes through the use of symbolism, imagery, and motif.
Censorship in Fahrenheit 451 and throughout history Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, Fahrenheit 451 In “Fahrenheit 451" censorship is presented with a unique and interesting way. In this American society book reading or posses is not allowed by law. Firemen are used to find books in daily things where people hid them(toast maker, Tv) and burn them. Montag is the main character and is a fireman.
Within the first few chapters we meet Montag, the protagonist, a fireman whose duty is to not put out fires, but cause them by burning books. He then meets Clarisse, a young girl, who differs from the norm of their society causing conflict within Montag making
Beatty shares to Montag his belief that literature is confusing and are full of meaningless words. In addition, he claims that reading can be harmful to oneself. According to Beatty, the mass censorship and burning of books ordered by the government are acts of societal good. Beatty shares his personal belief that, “Technology, mass exploitation and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time” (Bradbury 55).