Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Censorship is everywhere in America. We censor or ban items or themes from movies, books, and other things in an attempt to keep the people of our country happy, content. However, this method doesn 't always work, especially for the people who created was is being censored. This is clearly displayed in the plight of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a dystopian American society, Fahrenheit 451, which contains many ideas and bits of content that some people believed should be censored. In fact, one of the reasons that this novel was censored for displaying the dangers of censorship, which is both extremely ironic, and telling as to where this society is going. Thanks to several distributors and oversensitive parents and teachers, Fahrenheit 451 has been banned in many schools over the years, and replaced with censored copies by editors and distributors on the market. There are many aspects and ideas displayed in Fahrenheit 451 that society finds need to censor, although some are rather minor and aren 't actually that offending. Most of the reasons are religiously controversial or deal with language and death (sometimes suicide). For example, in one scene, Guy Montag and his fellow firemen were on a burning mission at the house of an old woman. They doused the house in gasoline, but then the woman herself set the house ablaze, killing herself and burning her books (Bradbury, pg. 36-37). In a different scene, Mildred Montag is seen talking with her lady friends, and the topic of

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