Theme Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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“If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.” (29) Burn books, ban books. Constant entertainment and a false pretence of happiness consumes society while the country’s news and rumour of war are pushed aside. The society within the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury blindly follows and believes whatever they are told. They are given no opportunity to form a true opinion, and to further prevent any opportunity as such from happening, the government shoves endless amounts of entertainment at them, for example the parlour wall programs and technology like the seashells, to keep them distracted. To hide the truth. The focus of Fahrenheit 451 is in fact the issue of censorship. The novel, as a matter of fact, begins with the first sentence expressing censorship by saying “It was a pleasure to burn.” (1) The statement is vague and unquestioned. There is no explanation as to why the need to burn is there or the cause, the character just…show more content…
Censorship is when material from a book, movie, magazine, etcetera or information is blocked or left out. This means that it deprives the public of, possibly very important, facts and ideas as well as the truth which in turn affects their beliefs, behavior, and choices. And just that happened to the society in Fahrenheit 451, when they let technology take over their lives. The society’s restriction is more of a self-censorship, meaning they caused it themselves when “...the people wanted the snap ending.”(26) and overtime “Classics cut to fifteen-minute radio shows, then cut again to fill a two-minute book column…”(26) The government then just used it to their advantage and brainwashed the people with
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