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anti-censorship message
 In Bradbury's novel, society has evolved to such an extreme that all literature is illegal to possess.  No longer can books be read, not only because they might offend someone, but because books raise questions that often lead to revolutions and even anarchy.  The intellectual thinking that arises from reading books can often be dangerous, and the government doesn't want to put up with this danger.  Yet this philosophy, according to Bradbury, completely ignores the benefits of knowledge.  Yes, knowledge can cause disharmony, but inmany ways, knowledge of the past, which is recorded in books, can prevent man from making similar mistakes in the present and future.  People are weak-minded; they don't want to think for themselves and solve the troubling problems of the world.  It is far easier to live a life of seclusion and illusion-a life where the television is reality.  Yet more importantly, Fahrenheit 451 is an anti-apathy and anti-dependence and anti-television message.  People in the novel are afraid-afraid of themselves.  They fear the thought of knowing, which leads them to depend of others (government) to think for them.  Since they aren't thinking, they need something to occupy their time.  This is where television comes in.  A whole host of problems arise from television: violence, depression and even suicide.  government restricting knowledge to maintain mind control over the citizens  lack of intellectual freedom and the overpowering of censorship will cause a downfall in society. concentrate

society/world that revolves around being basically brain washed or programmed because of the lack of people not thinking for themselves concerning the loss of knowledge, and imagination from books that don't exist to themThinking is not a luxury that the people in Fahrenheit 451 know if our society is all the same, then that is what will soon be expected and it will eventually take our freedom from us When a person is told how to live their own lives they forget to make their own decisions and they just become another menace of technology and government manipulation. 

degradation, metamorphosis, and rebirth
This book is about government censorship destroying and burning books and using technology to intimidate and hypnotize the citizens. The two themes, government censorship and the use of technology to control the citizens, interact with on another and drive the lot of Bradbury’s novel. This novel shows how government censorship is a very bad, disgusting thing and can negatively affect private lives of the populace.  Technology can be detrimental to individuals in an advanced society. government censorship and people blindly conforming to their trap anti-censorship message.  

The theme of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 can be viewed from several different angles.  First and foremost, Bradbury's novel gives an anti-censorship message.  Bradbury understood censorship to be a natural outcropping of an overly tolerant society.  Once one group objects to something someone has written, that book is modified and censorship begins. Soon, another minority group objects to something else in the book, and it is again edited until eventually the book is banned altogether.  In Bradbury's novel, society has evolved to such an extreme that all literature is illegal to possess.  No longer can books be read, not only because they might offend someone, but because books raise questions that often lead to revolutions and even anarchy.  The intellectual thinking that arises from reading books can often be dangerous, and the government doesn't want to put up with this danger.  Yet this philosophy, according to Bradbury, completely ignores the benefits of knowledge.  Yes, knowledge can cause disharmony, but in many ways, knowledge of the past, which is recorded in books, can prevent man from making similar mistakes in the present and future. Bradbury advocates the idea that men should think for themselves, not let...
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