A significant aspect of what both modern society and the Fahrenheit 451 dystopian society portray heavily on is conformity but each society has their slightly different components. In the novel’s society, everyone is afraid of being punished when they commit a crime like reading books or be caught storing them to hold on for the future to read. These conformists follow the law and take away their freedom to let themselves think without anyone else telling them what to do or having an opposing opinion. Montag is a character who was a conformist but got influenced to be his own person, but in modern society, they seem to be doing the exact opposite. Our generation seems to do anything to feel wanted or to receive attention.
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
Banning books has always been a big debate if it’s acceptable or not in the field of language arts… most Americans believe people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are kind of taken away. Book banning affects the people who read books to the people who write them. I feel that most people banned or try to ban books because they want to protect others from different ideas and information. Banned books are basically books that are thought to be “unsuited” for their intended age group and are therefore challenged by parents to be removed from a school or any local library shelf.
Everyone Needs to Read Banned Books Banning challenged books from schools and libraries is wrong and is restricting students from seeing the real world. These challenged books can include many controversial subject matters, including sexual references, homosexuality, racial differences, alternative lifestyles and more. Though some of the reasons for banning books are understandable, they are not educating students on what they will see as they grow older and what they will encounter in reality. Banning books because of religious reasons should not happen, since some people are not religious.
The use of censorship is significant in the novel, which is due to the government's role in people’s . As a way the government censors what they feel is not acceptable, they burn books which is illegal to own, to remove them, if any person such as the old lady that will not give their books, they are killed with the books that are burned. Uses of censorship in the novel prevented many people to have the different mindsets in that society, which reinforce the government's role in the way people perceive their information. To prove the concept, a character from “Fahrenheit 451”, Captain Beatty asserts, “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made, equal.
In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury uses Satire throughout the novel to satirize censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 the government burns books so that they can hide the history of the past and keep the citizens unknown of everything. The government wants the society to be kept clueless. The government controls its citizens through television and meaningless activities so it avoids the discussion of conflicts and issues.
Imagine living in a world where people are not allowed to read books or to have access to information. Living in this kind of a state might mentally cripple a person or even lead to a world where innovation does not exist, because people are not allowed to explore and think for themselves. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag demonstrates the difficult and isolating battle of one man against an oppressive government. In Montag’s struggle, he loses his job and his wife, yet he gains a sense of internal freedom by choosing to leave the city and to continue to read books. In order to control the citizens of the dystopian civilization displayed in Fahrenheit 451, the government censors the information the population receives about every detail in their culture, so indoctrination of the citizens is fairly easy to achieve; however, the nature of humans is to live in a state of freedom.
Beatty, Montag 's boss, finds out that he has broken the rules and starts a book alert/book alarm and the Salamander goes to his house and burn it. Montag leaves and find a group of people who have memorized whole books. The government manipulate the people. Try to make them think what they want and what will make the government to take advantage in.
Why is the Novel dystopia? The Novel is a Dystopia because people are afraid of the government and it results in that people fear to think for themselves. “They took him screaming off to the asylum. Any man’s insane who think he can fool the government and us (page 33)”.
As well as, they were also killed because the ruler of that country didn’t like that type of religion or want total control of their citizens.” Freedom of religion is severely restricted in Muslim countries”(New world Encyclopedia, 2017). Freedom of Religion is decreases, which means that there are countries that oppose Freedom of Religion. “ China and Vietnam, although they don’t govern the economy they still oppose religion”( Reese, 2015). “ Freedom of Religion is a human right that needs greater respect around the world” ( Reese, 2015).
The government expects us to follow the rules and go by them. Wanting change may lead to unsatisfactory upon some citizens. Change also affects the lives of many and that they may disagree with one’s argument on a certain law. As Martin Luther King Jr. stated in his letter, “ with willingness to accept penalty,” he says how he wouldn’t charge with an act of violence but to deal with the penalty in order to call attention from the people (Martin Luther King Jr. 37-38). He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is.
A heavy pressure to conform within society, following the wars again sparked fear worldwide; reflected in the novel Montag strives to keep up with society’s dismissal of books, if he speaks out
She shared her thoughts on this dispute, “If you don 't like the content in a book, don 't read it. If you don 't want your child to read a book, take it away. But you do not have the right to decide “appropriateness” for everyone” (Hopkins
Essay #2: Censorship And Banned Books Is it possible to ban a book you dislike? If you think you can’t, go to your nearest library and challenge the book. Lots of people challenge books due to witchcrafting, racial, and sexual content. Books being challenged doesn’t mean it will get banned, not all the time. A person 's decision can impact others when someone wants to ban a book.
One of the key principles that make the country great is our freedom to say, write, and read whatever we want. Despite this, countless public figures and schools have chosen to restrict access to certain books, whether it’s in order to protect political correctness or explicit sexual content and violence. Rarely do these people stop and consider the dire effects book banning might have on both students and society as a whole. An author does not write because they are looking to offend someone, they right because they have a story to share. The First Amendment of the Constitution not only works to protect this right to the fullest extent possible, but also serves to protect the rights of the people that choose to be offended by these stories.