Analysis Of Ray Bradbury 's ' Fahrenheit 451 ' Essay

1333 Words Mar 27th, 2016 6 Pages
Under the Bill of Rights in the United States constitution, Americans are granted the freedoms of religion, assembly, and in relevance to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the rights to free speech and the sharing of information via the press. Bradbury’s science fiction novel takes place in a futuristic dystopian America where all forms of literature are deemed illegal by the government. To uphold the book ban are firemen, whose job it is to start fires rather than putting them out in the traditional sense. Guy Montag, the novels central character, is one of these firemen. Early in the novel, Montag meets a young, free-spirited girl named Clarisse, who gets Montag to begin questioning the very system he is a part of. Montag’s character has a change of heart, as he went from a man who burned books for a living to wanted to preserve and protect them after learning what books actually have to offer: knowledge, opinions, creativity, and new ideas. The banning of books is most certainly unconstitutional as it suppresses the people’s rights to free speech and free press. The government of Fahrenheit 451’s futuristic United States ban on literature is a clear attack on liberty and the citizens have been socialized to stay numb and ignorant of this oppression to the governments benefit- they can continue to stay in control if people do not have the encouragement to question.
Factions play a role in the futuristic United States of Fahrenheit 451 just as they play a role in today’s…

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