Truth And Dishonesty In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Since its inception, the government's control over technology has made civilians fearful of their own rights and access to important information. These worries are explored in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, when all the government wants is peace, hiding from the public makes it easier for the people to comprehend and for the government to thrive. Revealed when Montag wants to understand what makes him an outcast, which eventually causes him to struggle to be himself around those who are brainwashed and unconscious of the harm the government they trust is causing. As we witness new beliefs emerge in the government's system on a daily basis, we tend to believe what they bring to us is the "truth". This is reinforced when Captain Beatty explains …show more content…

So the ability of people to discover the truth and dishonesty in their own government can make a huge impact. With the censoring of books, we can see how life as a person of a different race in a society with high expectations can be effective because of the inequalities that divide people. When Captain Beatty said, “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it. Someone written a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping? Burn the book” (Bradbury 57). Thus, it implies that the government avoids sharing critical knowledge with residents to protect them from their fears, which causes them to rely on their "peace" for happiness. The ignorance of what books can hold to one's thinking can explain why someone with a higher power of knowledge would desire others to be kept from reading. So, by using technology, the government produces fear in its people because they believe that technology can bring more rational logic to others. Additionally, diversity is known to be abnormal throughout life in Fahrenheit 451 when the article “What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?” The author states “If it’s possible to hate and fear those we have never met, then it’s …show more content…

You don't stay for nothing” (Bradbury 48). Comprehending that books contain mentality rather than made-up stories to get your mind uncluttered, such as containing information that can help someone make sense of it. Insisting that one's ideas can recall the government's previous decisions. Likewise, because technology has taken over and become the primary information for others, it depicts how an individual feels compelled to serve ways of appreciating technology. This reveals how when society desires books to be burned and unrecognized, they had to obey. This can be seen when the article “My Young Mind Was Disturbed by a Book” describes how a “novel taught [him] that stories also had the power to destroy [him]. [which drove him into becoming] a writer because of the complex power of [the] stories. [that aren’t just] inert tools of pedagogy. [but rather] mind-changing, world-changing” (Nguyen). Here, the disclosure of the power of a single story can change one's life not just for the better, but also for what one requires in order to feel normal. However, by retreating from stories, no one will be

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