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Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an allegory The plot of the book relates to censorship in the real world Throughout history almost all means of expression have been censored at different points in time From books to radio to TV there have always been steady influences of powerful bodies denying the public of points of view that conflict with its ideals or argue with its form of leadership In the case of Fahrenheit 451 if people keep books they are considered criminals and are inappropriately punished They are sent to jail and their houses are set on fire to burn all of the books inside The entirety of the book takes place in the future and almost all houses have been covered with a flame prevention layer so the frame of the house is not burnt just all of its contents The men who carry out this job are called firemen Unlike todays firemen instead of putting out fires they start them At the time of the beginning of the story there are very few books remaining in the country So few books exist that almost no one has ever read the Bible and some have never even even heard of it The protagonist of Fahrenheit 451 is named Guy Montag He is a fireman He takes great joy in his duties However unlike all the other firemen in the local firehouse he also realizes that on the whole he is not happy with his life He meets a younger girl named Clarisse who lives across the street He is astounded by the way she acts As opposed to going to school and asking What to the teachers she asks Why After meeting Clarisse Guy begins to question censorship and the work that the firemen perform The goal of censorship is to keep people ignorant In Fahrenheit 451 the government tries to keep people peaceful by keeping all forms of personal
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