Why Is Fahrenheit 451 Be Banned

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Fahrenheit 451, published in 1953 by Ray Bradbury, takes place in a dystopian futuristic society where technology has taken over all entertainment and educational uses, replacing books, and free thought isn’t allowed. The main character, Guy Montag, has a job as a fireman but instead of putting out fires he sets books on fire. The book continues as Montag meets a girl named Clarisse McClellan who brings up different viewpoints on life and books, making him begin to change his beliefs on burning books. Guy then begins to steal books, an illegal action, and store them in his house. Then, he rebels against the police force and the government in a very non-organized fashion. Since this book has been written, it has been or at least attempted to be banned three times due to vulgar language, derogatory lines about Christianity, burning of the Bible, as well as other violent actions. Fahrenheit 451, although containing some offensive content, should not have been banned due to the fact that it provides a warning about how intellectual freedom may be decreasing as well as how technology may begin to play an overwhelming role in our lives. Book banning usually takes place when someone files a …show more content…

The first amendment states that the government can not pass any law abridging the freedom of speech. Schools and libraries, being government supported buildings, should not be able to completely ban books. Also, a book may be banned if the author of the book recognizes it may not be appropriate and allows the school or library to ban the book. However, in the case of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury had said on the topic of censorship of his books, “Do not insult me with the beheadings, finger-choppings or the lung-deflations you plan for my works.” When he says this he clearly is talking about how censorship in his books is borderline offensive to

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