Role Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

Are we the future that Bradbury predicted In the novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, explains how a dystopian society forbids the citizens not to read books and not to keep them stored in their houses. If however, these books are found, the firemen of 451 will come and ignite a fire upon the house where the books are stored. In the article What schools are really teaching students when we let them censor their speech, written by Sonja West, explains how one teenagers opinion can have an effect on all of the school 's policies just by one bracelet or arm sleeve. The novel and the article both share a similar trait, that trait is censorship. The word censorship can have many meanings, in the novel Ray Bradbury shows that the censorship is involved with in the people reading books. And in the article Sonja West shows it by people’s opinion on a certain thing or problem. Both, the novel and the article show relevancy …show more content…
However, if a book is found or an individual call one in, the firemen will come and ignite a fire instead of distinguishing it. This is a dystopian society, where people’s opinions do not matter. The protagonist in the novel is Guy Montag, he is a firemen who ignites fires. The readers in the beginning of the novel will see how much this man loves his job and burning books, however when a book fall upon him during a mission he changes his way on books. “ And I thought about books. And for the first time I realized that a man was behind each one of the books " Montag says (pg49). Montag is talking to Mildred when he came upon the book when his unit was on a mission. This quote describes how books mean more than just words on paper, and that there is a story behind every word. However, this is Montag’s point of view on what he thinks about books, there is also a man named Beatty, Captain

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