Fahrenheit 451 Propaganda

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Julia Alessio
Mrs. Martyn
English 10H
30 October 2017
Propaganda
Throughout the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury regularly cautions the readers about potential issues arising from censorship, increasing technology, and reliance on mass media. In Bradbury's dystopian society, books are illegal to own, and a firefighters main job is to burn books in the attempt to prevent new ideas and controversy. In using this extreme censorship the population becomes inclined to be upset and could potentially require the government's relief. Often, Beatty and Clarisse are used to speak to the reader in order to show a different perspective to the readers, and show the possibility of a slow deterioration of their society. Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, was set as an example of an unspecified, but not too distant future, of our modern society. The recurring issue of censorship plays a constant role in the freedom of expression in any individual affected by the state of their society. There is a very direct message from Bradbury showing readers a warning for permitting the government to have power to control what citizens do or do not read, watch, and discuss with others. For instance, the government in Fahrenheit 451 has taken complete control and determined an extreme system of burning books and the owners houses, in trying to prevent the upcoming of unique ideas and new beliefs. Although there are fallen victims to censorship, luckily, few remain to avoid the harsh measures of destruction by
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