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FAHRENHEIT 451 BY RAY BRADBURY This is an essay over the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury In this book two of the main characters are a man named Faber who loves books and the fire chief Beatty who destroys books This essay will cover the reasons for the book being written and the theories about books discussed by these two characters in this book This book was written to show the evils of censorship Ray Bradbury wrote this book because he could not stand the censorship going on around him and he wanted to speak out against it in his own way At the time this book was written Bradbury was typing his books on typewriters either in his garage or in the basement of the library at the University of California at Los Angeles Ray had a love for books and could not stand the censorship of these treasures going on so he did the only thing he could he wrote a book about a future without books In Bradburys book the firemen were burners of the illegal books that some people still insisted on clinging to they had taken censorship to a whole new level and just done away with books completely To Bradbury this was almost the same as what was going on around him as he wrote in his Coda There is more than one way to burn a book And the world is full of people running about with lit matches Every minorityfeels it has the will the right the duty to douse the kerosene light the fuse To Bradbury ripping a page or even a paragraph from a book was one of the worst sins imaginable One of the main characters in this book was named Faber he was an elderly man who loved books but was too cowardly to join the underground movement of the book people At one point in time Faber had
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