Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

807 Words Mar 29th, 2015 4 Pages
In a world where your firemen ignite fires instead of putting them out, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 portrays a world that contradicts the one we live in today. Technology took over regular life of the citizens, and books became an illegal items to own. The main character Guy Montag is your average city fireman with a job description that may seem different from what is expected; he burns books. The society that Bradbury envisioned is a place where life is suppose to be lived fast, and without real emotions. The theme in Fahrenheit 451 is how censorship play an enormous role in the government, peoples lives, and the main character Montag. . The driving power behind censorship is the government that Montag is controlled by. The banning of books is a law set by the government and policed by the people. Having books is against the law, and if books were found they would be burned by firemen. Most of the people are sucked into believing that books are meaningless, illegal paper. The government is so corrupt that it changed the past to enforce the present. “Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin. Rule 1. Answer the alarm swiftly. 2. Start the fire swiftly. 3. Burn everything. 4. Report back to firehouse immediately. 5. Stand alert for other alarms” (Bradbury 34-35). The government is doing everything in their power to distort the minds of its citizens. They have no sympathy for anyone who speaks out against it.…

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