Censorship Will Always Interfere With Freedom Of Speech

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Censorship will always interfere with freedom of speech. In Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, censorship is one of the main topics depicted. Censorship including the banning of books has been an issue though out history. There has been violence similar to the book burnings by the Firemen in the novel. In Bradbury’s novel, Guy Montag is a Fireman who cannot understand why books have to be burned. He questions what is in the books that can’t be shared with people. Guy questions his boss, Captain Beatty. Beatty explains, “Obviously, The danger is not in the actual act of reading itself, but rather, the possibility that the texts children read will incite questions, introduce novel ideas and provoke critical inquiry” (Karin pg. 132). The fear of knowing too much is really the issue. If people broaden their knowledge then they can think creatively and have their own opinions. Censorship is not about protecting people against bad things or ideas it is about keeping people in the dark so that only a chosen people have the power and the knowledge. This quest to keep people in the dark and not allow them to learn new ideas or expand their interests is and has been a big issue in many countries. Cuba has the ultimate censorship because Castro has everyone on a tight leash on what everyone is doing. He controls every one’s moves and doesn’t want anyone going against what he believes in. What he doesn’t know is that there are things going on underground that can’t really be stopped

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