Propaganda is everywhere. Whether we like to admit it or not, people today are constantly bombarded with messages aimed at either changing their views or reaffirming the "proper" ones according to the propagandist. Good and bad are not intrinsic to propaganda, as it can be used to nearly any end. For example, All Quiet on the Western Front is a strongly anti-war film based on a novel of the same name. It's message, condemning the horrors of The Great War and war in general, was effective enough that both the book and the film were banned in Germany during the Third Reich.
For example, the Mass Observation team picked up that people didn’t feel safe using the government shelters. However, instead of making the shelters better, they did a propaganda campaign advertising how good the shelters were. One of the ways of controlling what the people of Britain knew and didn’t know was censorship. The government banned anything that would demoralise the public, or get people to think in a negative way; they didn’t print anything that would make people feel as if they were being defeated. Many photographs and stories were not published until after the Blitz had ended.
He felt very conflicted while he was burning the books because he was thinking about what Clarisse had said. His hands were destroying the books, “crushing them with wild devotion with an insanity of mindlessness in his chest” (41), but his mind was thinking differently than his hands. Bradbury uses personification on Montag’s hand to make it its own person with a mind of its own and doesn’t need Montag to do its thinking. Montag is kind of in the in-between stage. He doesn’t know if he wants to break the law or not.
Another novelist by the name of Heinrich Mann, makes his opinion public in a political journal in 1931. He is very anti-war as well, frankly saying, “People are already worn down by the struggle of daily life then, more ready to submit” (Doc 10). The effects of the war were terrible on the people, and Mann knows that anything but a united republic would be disastrous for them all because of
Hitler had very strong views about art and so it was heavily censored on racial or political grounds. The Ministry disapproved, for example, of almost all modern art as the Nazis preferred art showing images of perfect German men and women. In the theatre, plays about German history and politics were favoured as long as they reflected Nazi views. Therefore, cheap theatre tickets were available to get Nazi views across. Secondly, and most importantly, the Nazis used Propaganda to strengthen their position once in power by advertising Nazi views everywhere, meaning people would think about them every day, and all the time.
“Fahrenheit 451”, Ray Bradbury’s novel, presents a darker image of what the future could be with an eerily futuristic and glum tone. It is a world where there is no individual thought, and books are seen to cause conflicts. “We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. That's our official motto.” The firemen who have a responsibility to protect the people, ironically burn books filled with history and thought. The government caters to people’s material needs, and prevents them from thinking too deeply on matters.
 The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found.  The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury understood to be the autoignition point of paper.  The novel has been the subject of various interpretations, primarily focusing on the historical role of book burning in suppressing dissenting ideas. In a 1956 radio interview, Bradbury stated that he wrote Fahrenheit 451 because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthy era) about censorship and the threat of book burning in the United States. In later years, he stated his motivation for writing the book in more general terms.
Fahrenheit 451 (Censorship) Why do a variety of U.S. school boards ban the novel “Fahrenheit 451” when it is in violation of the first amendment? Book censorship is no stranger to the U.S., a place where free speech is considered to be very strong. The novel “Fahrenheit 451” is censored in cities and towns all over the country for a multitude of reasons such as religion, or simply because parents and teachers do not agree with the content of the book. However, the first amendment tells the government to keep its “hands off” our religion, our ideas, and our ability to express ourselves. I believe school boards should not restrict the availability of “Fahrenheit 451” or any book to its students simply because they only disagree with the ideas or content of the book.
Sue Ahmad AML 2301 Professor Mitchell 21 Oct. 2013 Full of Moral Dilemmas At the beginning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, right before the explanatory, Mark Twain writes a “notice” that suggests his book is not written to persuade or send a subliminal message of any kind and anyone who interprets it as such will be punished, so to speak. Is this message factual, or is the humor a way to get the audience to view the book as such? The novel contains many moral predicaments at almost every turn. Some would say that’s not the case or the only moral issue is indefinitely racism, but there is much more depth and meaning to why this book became one of the greatest American novels with universal meaning. Some specify the morality of Huckleberry Finn is in the instance of slavery being portrayed, and even claim that it was flawed and misinterpreted to the point where it was a mockery.
Jordan Agolli Mr. Beauchamp American Literature 14 November 2011 Uncovering the Themes in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” (Oscar). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was frowned upon when it was first published because Mark Twain shows the shame of the world throughout the story. People in the world did not like seeing his or her sin on paper for anyone to read. Mark Twain intertwines the themes of friendship, social rules, and racism to create a story, which is recognized as one of the most controversial yet renowned books in all of American literature. The developing friendship of Huck and Jim in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is intriguing because black and white people were usually not friends during the time period.