Fahrenheit 451 Censorship Essay

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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 …show more content…
The ability to concentrate on things is hindered by the use of technology, and the face paced world. Emotionless living is the route that very citizen takes to conform to societies meaning. Mildred, Montags wife is a perfect example of what societies norm was like for the standard person. She wakes up everyday to the sound of the radio and with a television in her sights. All she wants is to be happy but, because of the government the tangible feeling of happiness can never be found. The people are not just censored mentally but visually as well.“ I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly. If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! he’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden! White blurs are houses. Brown blurs are cows. My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove forty miles per hour and they jailed him for two days. Isn’t that funny, and sad, too? “(Bradbury 9). Society is being clouded by the clarity of how they are living. Not knowing is the standard when nobody wants to find out

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