Elements Of Propaganda As A Dystopian Society Essay

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Elements of Propaganda in a Dystopian Society.
Veronica Roth states, “We cannot be confined to one way thinking, and that terrifies our leaders. It means we can’t be controlled. And it means that no matter what they do, we will always cause trouble for them.” In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the narrator depicts characters that live in a dystopian future, which is, an illusion of a perfect society maintained through oppressive societal controls, which shows propaganda playing an important role. Propaganda is about power and persuasion. It is defined as information especially of a biased or misleading nature used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. Propaganda is used for many reasons by the government. This essay will explore the overt means by which the government uses systematic propagation of information to control the citizens of the society and the subtle ways in which said information, independent thought, and their freedom is restricted through radio and television. The Mechanical Hound, Mrs.Clara Phelps and the ladies, Guy Montag, and Mildred Montag, are some of the characters that are used to promote propaganda.
Firstly, the type of propaganda used in this passage is an appeal to authority. The TV announcer explains, “Mechanical Hound never fails. Never since its first use in tracking quarry has this incredible invention made a mistake. Tonight, this network is proud to have the opportunity to follow the Hound by camera helicopter…

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