Fahrenheit 451 Theme Essay

706 Words Dec 1st, 2013 3 Pages
“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real. Somewhere in their upbringing they were shielded against the total facts of our experience. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.” Charles Bukowski, an American author, unintentionally explains perfectly the customs of the people, influenced by the government, in relation to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; he does this by explaining the habits of people who are naive and intellectually vacuous. Bradbury elucidates to readers the idea of what might come about if citizens slowly stop expanding their knowledge and begin letting the government have all authority. …show more content…
His philosophy of books “Number one, as I said: quality of information. Number two: leisure to digest it. And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from interaction of the first two.”

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