The Power Of Censorship In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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A novelist, John Mortimer, once said “I suppose that writers should, in a way, feel flattered by the censorship laws. They show a primitive fear and dread at the fearful magic of print.” John Mortimer thinks that in most of the writer’s books, it shows a bit of too much truth and meaning that could cause people to express differently of the books and others. In addition to his words, the way the government works, and how society may take its toll on themselves or several people slowly of what they really feel about the situation. Just like in “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, the government chooses to forbid books and reading the contents of it, since they have a perspective of no fighting, no conflicts, and disagreements within the…show more content…
In her interpretation of school, she concludes that the school doesn’t have an ideally interactive community, where the students talk with each other or ask questions to understand. She feels that the teachers are forcing a lot of information to the students, and the students that has believed all of the information given by the teachers without asking questions to find more information. Although she asks questions a lot, she finds that attending school is not worth it, since she doesn’t learn anything, except being told what to do in your daily life. For example, everyone watches T.V. everyday, listens through the little Seashell Radios, and basically do any activity that does not need the whole society to think. As a result of being an "antisocial", also liking nature and other things nobody usually finds interesting, the school has forced her to visit the psychiatrist. Clarisse reveals that she is afraid of people her age because "they kill each other" (27), also sixteen of her friends have died from car wrecks and through suicide, which is very devastating and frightening to her. Before the government started to change the laws, people never killed each other, speeding, and being careless while driving. This shows with the government’s way of censoring is hurting the society, even though most of the people does not realize that they

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