Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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Intro Censorship is defined as the practice of officially examining books, movies, etc., and suppressing unacceptable. Fahrenheit 451 is not only a book based on censorship, but it is also a widely censored book itself! The main character, or “Montag” as he is called, was once a book burner, but converted into a lover of literature who challenged censorship in the end. Basically, books are banned if they are thought to have a negative impact on the reader, or are deemed unacceptable for school, children, or whatever the setting may be. The book I read “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle is another example of a censored book. I do not think my book should be banned, and I’ll explain why later. Overview of Censorship Censorship is basically the process of banning certain books. Books can be censored for many reasons, most either boiling down to unethical or inappropriate roots. It is decided wether a book is to be banned or not by whoever is in charge of whatever school, state, country etc.. is trying to ban the book Book Burning The most infamous case of books being burnt was done by the Nazis in Germany during Hitler’s reign. It is effective, because no one can read them once they’re burnt (obviously) but is it necessary? Objections to chosen novel The reasons my book has been challenged include “Offensive language, undermines religious beliefs,” she read. “Crystal balls, witchcraft, and it mentions Jesus’ name with artists and philosophers.” Support for novel Supporters argue that it is simply a children’s book with no intentions to rot the minds of the youth readers it is targeted to. The novel The book is about Meg, her brother, a guy in Meg’s class, and three witches who stop “it” a super brain who controls an entire world from destroying peoples lives and returning Meg’s dad, a government scientist, from the dimension it was
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