The Tale of a Controlled Society

767 Words Jan 30th, 2018 3 Pages
Knowledge is power, when you take away knowledge the power goes with it. In the book Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, the government controls the society by filtering the knowledge that the people have access to. While protection is imperative, it is not justified to restrict freedoms while doing so. In fact limitations are placed on the ability for people to unique, temperamental, and makes some become depressed. When choices are taken away and creative freedoms are controlled, the result is a society that is very limited in diversities. Beatty explained that in order for a society to continue properly you must take away options he said, “ Don't give him two sides to question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war” ( Bradbury 61). According to Beatty to limit problems you simply delete options. When options are limited so is creativity and peoples ability to be unique. In addition to minimal political freedoms, job opportunities are controlled. Montag sat in the midst of a group of firemen and as he looked at them he noticed they looked the same and they were a mirror image of him.“Had he ever seen a fireman that didn't have black hair, black brows, fiery face, and blue-steel shaved but unshaved look? Theses men were mirror images of himself” ( Bradbury 33). No one is free to make their own career choice. It should…
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