The Importance Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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In today’s world, a number of topics that are considered to be mature are being censored. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, touches upon the topic. The book indicates that censorship is not justifiable and letting people think freely is what makes the world what it is. Censoring subjects that are considered mature is not justifiable. Censorship limits the author and restricts the readers, prepares people to fail in real world situations, and humans have the right to know about any subject comes to mind.
An author’s job is to express ideas and stir conversations through words. If their content is considered to be unfit to hear, then their content is censored, and that just limits them from doing their rightful job. Books of any sort should not be censored, “So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life” (Faber 79). This is what makes books great. They show the pores in the face of life. Faber had to quit being an author because society did not believe in the meaning of books, which was wrong. Books provide opinion and meaning,“... books are sacred to free men for very good reasons, and that wars have been fought against nations which hate books and burn them.” (Vonnegut). Kurt Vonnegut faced having his book banned from school libraries because of his “mature” content. In Vonnegut’s case, he was able to speak out and defend himself. He regained his right to speak freely. Every human must have the right to express themselves without having to be censored because it is inhumane and unconstitutional.
If one is censored throughout their entire life, once they are encountered with a “censored” topic they will not know how to react. Kurt Vonnegut spoke upon this topic in his letter to the school district,”You should also resolve to expose your children to all sorts of opinion and information, in order that they will be better equipped to make decisions and to survive” (Vonnegut). If a child is protected from certain topics throughout his or her life, once they are approached by that topic they will not know how to react. If the child is exposed to the topic they will be able to deal with the situation better than someone who has always been censored from it. In Fahrenheit
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