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Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

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Imagine a world overcome by fear, trapped by oppression and dominated by the corrupt, it may seem like fiction, but dystopian novels carry lessons that are more real than you would think. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is no exception. Bradbury had quickly gained global recognition from his stand out dystopian hit that makes controversial social commentaries. Some of the commentaries he touches upon the topics of censorship and social conformity. All of which are demonstrated through the strategic use of demanded conformities and the dystopian setting. Overall, In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury comments on the censorship and ideological limitations in today’s society by emphasizing political and social control in his novel. Ray Bradbury…show more content…
It acts the same to a warning as well as if the current day society continues down the immoral path of censorship it will end up to resemble the dystopian society in F451. Although there are many there is not just political commentaries that the book has to offer. Not only is Bradbury critical of the political flaws, but he also makes commentaries on the social conformities throughout the novel. Like political conformities, social and ideological conformities are also common motifs in dystopian novels. Social limitations can be identified in multiple instances, including the mass media that constantly brainwashes the viewers to aspire and conform to the government's image. In simpler terms, the social conformity in the novel is that everyone must be equal and have the same values, goals and opinions. If you have different ideals, you face the same fate as Montag’s former accomplice Clarisse as you are viewed as an enemy of the state. This is elaborated upon when Bradbury writes “ We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal” (Bradbury 55). The conformities mentioned in the book connect to real life controversies through the changing standards of society and mass media. In the world today everyone aspires to be the same perfect person, accepted by all and hated by none. This is accomplished by the mass media of the large
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