Fahrenheit 451 Knowledge Is Power Essay

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(AGG) “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”(BrainyQuote.com). (BS-1) The way the government controls does not allow people to be aware of what is going on in their society. (BS-2) People who are in this society stuck by the governments rule lose memory that they can only regain when out of governments rule, which is a danger to them. (BS-3) People in this society do not have knowledge about what is going on around them, this negatively affects them. (TS) Throughout Fahrenheit 451 something Bradbury made clear was that the government's way of controlling the people’s knowledge and memory damaged them and made them not aware of what was going on. …show more content…
(SIP-A) In the society many can not remember even the simplest things, which can lead to them getting hurt. (STEWE-1) Everyday so many people overdose, in this society it is common and it is causing harm to the people. The reason people overdose so much is because they forget that they took the pills then take more. “‘The bottle was empty.’ ‘I wouldn't do a thing like that. Why would I do a thing like that?’ she asked. ‘Maybe you took two pills and forgot and took two more, and forgot again and took two more, and were so dopy you kept right on until you had thirty or forty of them in you.’ ‘Heck,’ she said, ‘what would I want to go and do a silly thing like that for?’”(Bradbury 17). The government has people in society hooked on technology and distracted resulting in them not focusing on what they are doing. Like Millie did most do not even believe that they actually took that many, which is a danger to them and their health. (STEWE-2) People in the society do not remember things, they do not see them as a big deal and just brush past things that are actually important. “‘No, not sure. Pretty sure.’ ‘Why didn't you tell me sooner?’ ‘Forgot.’ ‘Four days ago!’ ‘I forgot all about it’” (Bradbury 45). Millie did not remember Clarisse dying or to tell Montag. If the government did not have people distracted they would notice and care about what is going on and remember what happens. (SIP-B) When away from the government run society, people remember things that they once knew. (STEWE-1) Unike everyone in the society Clarisse never forgot anything, instead she realized what everyone else was forgetting and did not know, “‘I sometimes think drivers don't know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly," she said. "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

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