Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1241 Words Nov 27th, 2015 5 Pages
“‘Silly words, silly words, silly awful hurting words,’” said Mrs. Bowles. “‘Why do people want to hurt people? Not enough hurt in the world, you got to tease people with stuff like that!’” Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. In Montag’s world, books are banned and anyone who is caught with one in their possession, will have it confiscated and burned by the firemen. The firemen constantly raid houses and do random book checks, just to make sure that the people are not disobeying them. If anyone is caught with a book, they are taken into custody and many are never seen again. Books bring on too many emotions and memories that are hard for people to deal with, so why force them to feel pain if it can be avoided? Fahrenheit 451 should be banned. The book encourages people to disobey the law, it uses bad language, and Fahrenheit 451 says many offensive things about religion.

First, Fahrenheit 451 encourages people to disobey the law. The government tells its people not to read books because they cause too much heartache for people to bear. By banning books, everyone is happy and no one gets hurt by all the cruel words that authors tend to use. Although, some people in Fahrenheit 451, decide that no one else’s feelings matter, so they illegally take books, hide, and read them. “We can’t burn these. I want to look at them, at least look at them once. Then if what the captain says is true, we’ll burn them together, believe me, we’ll burn…

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