Fahrenheit 451: An Analysis

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Censorship, limits on personal freedoms, and their societies distaste for literature are all issues addressed in Ray Bradbury's novel titled Fahrenheit 451. Not only does Bradbury's novel engage itself in these issues but as well as The United States First Amendment, and article from February 2013 on censorship, and an original poem by Billy Collins called "Rain" all intertwine with each other. Although in a free society there should not be any censorships, but yet most free societies have them. There are many benefits and dangers when it comes to censorships in a free society. Censorships that are in free societies are not really free, but a restricted society. During the entire book, Bradbury did not mention a clear explanation of why books …show more content…
"The U.S. government asked Google for data on its users more than 31,000 times in 2012 alone (...)" (Quain, 2013). Yet, they still use outdated laws like The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 without any oversight by a judge. The U.S.A. has not done much but address the issue. "The Congress is working on reintroducing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) (Quain, 2013). In the original poem by Billy Collins, titled "Rain", addresses many issues with censorship. Collins described that ”Its rained that month day and night (...) after the books, plants, and peppers got banned." (Collins) As the poem continued, more and more thin got banned for silly reasons. I believe this relates to the issue on censorship because many things banned or illegal are not seriously a danger to humans health or way of life. Take back to the year 1791 when the first U.S. Amendment was created. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting (...) freedom of speech, press, (...) people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the government (...)." The issue of censorship with this is if you are a U.S. citizen you have the freedom of speech and to peacefully protest, why should there be any censorships in their society with books, films, and

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