Fahrenheit 451: a Censored and Structured World

Fahrenheit 451: a Censored and Structured World

Fahrenheit 451: A Censored and Structured World David Finch August 30, 1996 Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 forces us to imagine a world that is so structured and censored firefighter exist not to fight fires, for all structures are fire-resistant, but rather to burn books. Fahrenheit 451 is a dreadful account of what might happen in an all too close future when society brings “political accuracy” to its extreme.

One of the main characters that one satisfies in Fahrenheit 451 is a young girl named Clarrise has actually been raised to live the method things once were, in a time where people had true freedom Since of Clarrise’s view of life she is branded as anti-social by her teachers and an outcast by her fellow classmates. Clarrise becomes familiarized with another main character called Guy Montag. Montag is a firefighter who deep inside does not wish to live a life without having to think. Montag’s inner thoughts end up being increasingly more a part of him as the book progresses.

Montag ultimately ends up being a freedom fighter of sorts when he signs up with a group of people who illegally hide and check out books. Montag’s spouse Mildred on the other hand prefers not to need to think, but rather to allow others to think for her to simply state “yes I agree.” Mildred is the epitome of laziness. The most complicated of all the characters is the fire chief Beatty. Beatty is a guy who as soon as was educated but has now turned his back on education and works to destroy it. Beatty knows what remains in books but selects not to care, not to do anything but help the destruction of books.

The loss of the characters freedom to check out and to believe was not an act that was required on the people but, accepted by the individuals. Individuals enjoyed the concept of not needing to think any longer. The desire to challenge problems was gradually lost by the people. Since the desire the desire to confront concerns was lost individuals stopped doing anything that was so called “politically incorrect” so regarding affend nobody. After a while not confronting concerns ended up being so natural that anybody who did was considered odd and a threat.

This triggered laws to be made saying that nobody could be different. And these laws were accepted b most. An example of this passive destruction is a comment of Mildreds’ that said” Oh lets not think about that it’s too unpleasant.” The people decided that they did not want to think, so they didn’t. As frightful as it may appear this book is all too real. If mankind is not cautious about how much “political correctness” affects our lives our world could end up similar to the world portrayed in Fahrenheit 451.

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