What Is The Role Of Government In Fahrenheit 451

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In the book, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, it is set in a corrupt future where the government has a certain power over the people by censoring the outside world, by burning books. In this corrupt future the government censors books by burning them. A former fireman rises and begins to fight the government by working together with a former English professor to bring books back into this rough future. In the process of this chaos the main character Montag’s home town is now in the midst of a war, people vs. government, and he heads back to try and save some of his fellow citizens who so desperately need his help. Ray Bradbury uses symbols such as technology, firemen, and hounds to show censorship and how the government controls the people. In illustration, the author uses Television censorship to develop the thought that feeding people thoughts and not letting them think for themselves is censoring them from the truth about the rest of the world and society. Mildred explains her reasoning for not wanting to turn off the tv: ‘“ Will you turn the parlor off?’That's my family’” ( Bradbury 46 ). Mildred expresses her own intimate feelings toward the…show more content…
Montag is describing the hound that is getting ready to attack him: “ It growled again a strange rasping combination electrical sizzle, a frying sound, a scraping of metal, a turning of cogs that seemed rusty and ancient with suspension” (Bradbury 23). The hounds are used to show not how the government controls the people by taking away their knowledge but by scaring them into doing what they want. their power of fear is just as strong as their ability to control thoughts. So even those with the free will to think are too scared to enact their thoughts. With the dog around people are afraid that if they live out their thoughts then they will be caught by the government and eventually killed by the

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