Fahrenheit 451 By William Bradbury Essay

1101 Words Nov 30th, 2014 5 Pages
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel that takes place in the far future. In this novel, the citizens of the society are “mindless sheep” because they are unable to think for themselves. The government is totalitarian and aims to control the minds of everyone in the society. The government suppresses everyone’s ability to think, by banning books. The leaders force the citizens to move fast at all times so, they are kept unaware of their surroundings. The people in this society are oppressed by the government, but nobody seems to care because everyone is happy. The government in Fahrenheit 451 uses brainwashing techniques to control the minds of the people in this totalitarian society. Censorship is one the techniques the government uses to take control of everyone’s mind. In Fahrenheit 451, it is illegal to own books. If someone is suspected of having books, the firemen are called and then they are required to go to that person’s house to burn their books. Entire libraries are even burned in this society. The government wants to keep people from reading books to stifle their thinking and keep them from challenging their power. The government also wants conformity from the people. The government wants people to see or hear only one viewpoint, which is theirs. If the citizens of this society would read books, they would hear varying points that would probably oppose the government. The people are happy living in this oppressive totalitarian society because they do…

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