The People Gave Up Their Freedoms Essay

1085 Words Jul 26th, 2015 5 Pages
In the novel, the people gave up their freedoms. When this happened the government simply made books illegal to read, as individual thoughts worked against the smooth flow of society’s happiness. Anything that worked against the smooth happy flow of society slowly became illegal. Reading, driving too slowly, and anything else against society became illegal. In the novel, it wasn’t so much as the government had one day became corrupt, but the people stopped caring about reading, free thinking, and anything else that was not considered fun. Even work became a fun concept.
In the end of the novel Montag found a group of criminals, but these criminals were not like criminals that are present today. They were the college professors who had broken the law by reading, and by free thinking. They had knowledge and it became dangerous against the government that they had to live life on the run. Thankful for them the government did not feel like wasting their time on them. During Montag’s escape, a helicopter filmed the mechanical dog that chased him. The dog was an extent of the corruption of the government. No longer a fair trial, as people were hunted and tracked down by the mechanical dog. Once the dog found them it bit into them with a vise-like grip and administered a lethal dose with its needle shot. The mechanical dog never missed its prey, and it became the judge, jury and executioner. Just like society today the media somewhat controlled the actions of the…

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