The Theme Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Zubair Abedin Block 4 The theme of the story Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is censorship. They live in the future where books are banned and the people are uneducated. If people have books in there possession then they’re in danger of getting in trouble by the authority. The main character of this book is Guy Montag who is a fireman, but in the future firemen start fires instead of putting them out, they start the fires in places that have books in them. Government should not be able to make personal decisions for society because it disrupts lifestyles and ultimately does not benefit people. Technological distractions lessen humanity in Fahrenheit 451 in a lot of ways. For example Mildred Montag is the wife of Guy and she is obsessed…show more content…
In school they are brainwashed to learn whatever they tell them to and they learn from movies. Without education the students become violet because they do not know any better and Clarisse says “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other.” (30) If the kids were educated then they would not hurt themselves. Books contain knowledge and they are burning them down. Only a few people have knowledge in that world. Faber is knowledgeable; he was a professor before they started banning books and still knows the true meaning of books. Also Captain Beatty knows a lot about books because he has seen plenty of books and knows what they contain. Guy eventually gets to know the true knowledge of books and he fights back to society and the government because he knows that they are wrong. The book Fahrenheit 451 is a book about censorship that bans book from the world. Anyone that has books gets burned down by the firemen. The government controls everything in the society and clearly it does not work. Therefore you can tell that if you censor books and do not allow people to read and gain knowledge a scenario like Fahrenheit 451 could happen faster then we
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