What Is Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Eighty percent of the world does not have access to internet that is, 100% uncensored. On any given day, 1.72 billion people are affected by internet censorship. However, America is known for its contested history of American freedom. Yet, is America really free from the government 's control? Government censorship is exposed throughout Ray Bradbury 's novel, Fahrenheit 451. Although the novel exemplifies a pessimistic view on the government, Fahrenheit 451 should be incorporated in all high school curriculums due to the reason that it brings awareness to the reader about the cruel dystopian society of censorship. The despicable nature of censorship should be discussed to educate people on their rights, such as freedom of expression.…show more content…
The idea surrounding censorship should not be avoided since it can give readers a better understanding of the consequences that comes with it. Avoiding the discussion surrounding censorship can leave a negative impact on people, especially young teenagers. This can be justified in the article, "Censoring Student Newspapers: An Overview" as the author argues that "Censorship prevents students from debating controversial issues in an open forum and does not prepare them to graduate beyond school and into life as an adult citizen, nor does it allow them to freely discuss the realities of teenage life" (Aliprandini and McMahon). Banning the book is similar to censorship as both prevent readers from viewing a published medium or book. This limits one 's construction of knowledge, ideas, and imagination. Being restricted to only a few media and books would not allow other to see the true and egregious reality of the world. Allowing readers to lecture the book concerning a specific issue such as government censorship in Fahrenheit 451 can give them a better understanding of the issue, as well as the ability to have an open discussion about the book. This will eventually bring awareness to the consequences that come with government censorship. Giving the reader an opportunity to analyze a novel highlighting the current issue of censorship, such as the one mentioned in Fahrenheit 451, will allow them to understand the true reality and consequences behind government censorship.…show more content…
Overall, having discussions about government censorship can help educate others on their given rights, give them a better understanding of the negative consequences that comes with it, and lastly, it can help preserve the idea of a healthy democracy by allowing open discussion and debates about a specific issue rather than keeping silent about it. Fahrenheit 451 should be included in all high school curriculums, because it brings awareness to the reader about the cruel dystopian society of censorship, even if the novel gives the reader a pessimistic and negative view on the government. Government censorship is a significant current issue that is present throughout all parts of the world. Whether it is putting restriction on the internet, limiting a specific media from being published or even banning book is all a kind of government censorship. Therefore, it is important for readers to understand the effect and consequences that censorship will bring and reading a novel like Fahrenheit 451 will give them a good idea of what government censorship really is. In the 21st century, new knowledges, ideas, and imagination will prevail and emerge, but a government censorship will only prevent them from doing so. Therefore, the importance of understanding the cruel dystopian reality of government censorship can bring awareness to this issue and prevent such government control from
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