Censorship in Fahrenheit 451
In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the people live in a society full of censorship.
Montag, the main character of the story, is inspired by a young girl to question law around him and begins to have doubts about what good they serve. In Fahrenheit 451, censorship in the world consists of book burning, manipulative parlor families, and the intolerance of those who attempt to be an individual.
Book burning in the story is done by firemen to supposedly prevent society from unhappy emotions and unjust thoughts. Any person who was perceived or proved to possess any sort of reading material was reported to firemen using alarms, which were sent to the fire station. On duty firemen then immediately went to the home of the
lawbreaker and burnt the books discovered. Books would be covered in kerosene and torched with a flame-thrower...
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