“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real. Somewhere in their upbringing they were shielded against the total facts of our experience. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist.” Charles Bukowski, an American author, unintentionally explains perfectly the customs of the people, influenced by the government, in relation to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury; he does this by explaining the habits of people who are naive and intellectually vacuous. Bradbury elucidates to readers the idea of what might come about if citizens slowly stop expanding their knowledge and begin letting the government have all authority. Through Fahrenheit 451's dynamic character change, the significance of imagination and the intellectual confidence of knowledge rather than a blithe attitude and love for entertainment becomes apparent. Montag’s interaction with social outcasts and insouciant conformists implies that Fahrenheit 451 is anticensorship.
Individuality, it separates the creative thinkers from the simple-minded society. Clarisse is a very audacious person; Montag hasn’t ever met someone so jovial. “I like to smell things and look at things, and sometimes stay up all night, walking, and watch the sunrise.”(Bradbury 7) no one in this society takes the time to observe the surroundings anymore, but unlike them Clarisse sees the beauty in life. She reveals Mother Nature to Montag, who actually takes the time to see it and how it blooms into so much more than just admiring the scenery. “When I said something about the moon, you looked at the moon, last night. The others would never do that. The others would walk off and leave me talking.”(23) Clarisse points out to Montag that maybe he is different, that he actually sees the wonder and pulchritude in living. She clarifies to him that he takes the time to listen, look, and acknowledge what she speaks to him....
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