Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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“The books are to remind us what fools we are” (Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451). Book Burning has been around ever since books have. All throughout history from biblical to modern time book have been burned. Rarely are books burned for no reason, some of the most common reasons books are burned for religiously or politically. However is burning books good or bad for society? Whether if book burning is good or bad depends on how you see the reason they are being burned. There are many ways that book burning is good but many that are bad. In some ways book burning can be good. As appointed in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 many of the characters point out that books consist of the real facts along with the truth about life that are good and bad. When somebody burns a book in their eyes and opinion it could be a good reason while to other it can be reason that makes no logical sense. Some reasons certain people may see it fit to burn books is because the books in their eyes are offensive or against their views, beliefs and values. In this case of book burning the person or group of people that are offended by this book are no longer offended and then can therefore live better socially because they’re no longer offended or embarrassed. This can range from religious books to older books about times of inequality of two types of people or nationality. Another reason would be because someone who is in charge of a group of people or even a country they would like to control and

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