Oskar Werner

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  • The Role Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

    1 : Introduction 1.1 General Background Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 (1953) is a dystopian novel, set in a world where the ownership of books is illegal, and firemen burn books instead of putting fires out. The protagonist, Guy Montag, is a fireman. He decides to investigate the loyalty some in their society have for books by reading some he kept in secret. He is then discovered by his captain who reports him, and is chased by the government until he escapes in a river. In the end, he washes up near the sanctuary of rebel intellectuals who have memorized various works of literature, and receives from them the duty and purpose of memorizing a chapter of the Bible to rebuild a new civilisation. Literature censorship policies in contemporary China are comparable to ‘book-burning’ in the society of Fahrenheit 451. China’s government has established various laws and administrative agencies to monitor and regulate the publication of newspapers, periodicals, reference books and other literary works, such as the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) to draft and enforce China’s censorship policies. The content that is restricted ranges from denying the guiding status of Marxism to mentioning sensitive historical events. The cost of these censorship policies is the increasingly narrow perspectives and opinions circulated in society, leading to criticism from the public due to its implications on freedom of expression. Through comparing and analysing the workings of…

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  • An Analysis Of Cyber World In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    Cyber World: The effect on society through elimination of books in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 In the book Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury projects a futuristic society that has vanquished human’s emotions through destroying books. Bradbury utilizes the burning of books because books are too awakening and evokes everyone’s feelings and opinions. In the society nobody has knowledge and they rely on their home tv’s as a distraction from way of thoughts and ideas. This thinking has brain washed the…

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  • The Theme Of Ignorance In Fahrenheit 451

    At first glance, it seems strange to compare a children’s book to a dystopian novel, however, revolving around the battle between knowledge and ignorance, the dark dystopia of Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, surprisingly draws many parallels to the children’s book, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury depicts a future where ignorant and emotionless masses are bombarded with meaningless media and filled with empty happiness. In this oppressive world, Montag is a fireman…

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  • Theme Of Insight In Fahrenheit 451

    The Flames of Insight As responsibility hides behind a red veil, a futuristic society lives under the false notion that everyone is equal, and therefore, everyone is happy. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, a fireman in charge of destroying books in a society where they are forbidden, questions whether what he does is right. Through witnessing a woman burn to death for her books and Faber’s, an elderly former professor’s, teachings, Montag is trapped between the worlds of Fire and…

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  • Unmotional Fireman In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

    Rick Warren, a Christian pastor and author once said that, “We are products of our pasts, but we don't have to be prisoners of it.” In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the protagonist, Guy Montag lives in a futuristic dystopian society. As a fireman, his job is to burn illegal books and the homes of the owners with them, but later he questions the effect of censorship and everything that he ever knew. Guy Montag changes from an unemotional fireman to a fully emotional and engaged rebel…

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  • Theme Of Isolation In Fahrenheit 451

    Set in the 24th century, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury unravels with the story of a protagonist, Guy Montag. At first, Montag takes pleasure in his job as a fireman, burning illegally owned books and the homes of their owners. Montag soon begins to question the value of his profession and in turn his life. The Road, a novel by American writer Cormac McCarthy, is a post-apocalyptic tale of a journey of a father and his young son over a period of several months. They walk across a…

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  • Conflict In We Were Liars

    Woah, there's a fire! In We Were Liars one of the main conflicts is that there was a fire. In this essay I am going to tell you about a book called We Were Liars. It is called this because Cadence, the protagonist and her friends made a group together. This group is called Liars. There are two main conflicts in the book. One is the fire and the other is that Cadence can't remember the fire. The first big conflict in the book is that the aunts argue a lot. They are arguing about who gets what…

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  • The Destruction Of History In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

    In the novel,Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury a guy by the the name of name of Montag had the job to burn books.In this book a fireman's job is to raid homes and burn books because the government doesn't allow them.Normal day to day things included watching tv and listening to music on wireless headphones called seashells. While burning books he realized that he was burning something important,history.Throughout the story he gained knowledge about the history and grows to love books.Montag hides…

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  • Reflective Essay On The Book Thief

    Loran Rolfe 12.2 2 February 2018 Mrs Klopper English Reflective essay Final draft The Words That Form Us Book have the ability to change the world. They reflect the very nature of humans desire to learn more, feel more and discover more. As the world heads further and further away from appreciating the power of words and the beauty that is encapsulated by poetry and novels, books have become forgotten and undervalued. It's important to remember that there is beauty in the words, if we look…

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  • Nature In Fahrenheit 451

    Many people through history have likened a story to a game board. The board is the setting, the player is the author, and the pawns are the characters. In all these plots, regardless of the geography or century, there will always be certain forces acting from within those pawns, forces the author will impel on the characters. These forces reach the character either through the actions of nature or another pawn and their purpose is to drive the story forward, complete the writing’s purpose. In…

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