What Is Censorship In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 Essay Censorship is an attempt to limit someone's right to read, view, and listen to constitutionally protected ideas. It can attack the freedom of speech and press in many ways and has been around for quite a while. Censorship occurs when published or shared works, like books, films, or artwork, are kept from public access by restriction or removal from libraries, museums, or other public venues. This may occur when a parent is upset about something they find in a book their child is reading. People who want to ban books usually have no sense that people could read the same text and come away with different things. An example of censorship from history is the Nazi book burnings. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, …show more content…
All the minor minor minorities with their navels to be kept clean. Authors, full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters.” (page 55). This explains that the censorship did not begin with the government, but with the people. They did not want to have ideas that might be controversial or upset their happy nature. This also benefitted the government by making it easier to control the society. People did not have much free thought anymore, and were under-educated due to the lack of controversial novels. This is very different from the censorship people saw in the past and see today because the people chose the censorship, not the government. In the past, the Nazis chose to censor books, and now, Xi Jinping chooses to censor the media. In Fahrenheit 451, the people chose to censor the media in an effort to not hurt anyones feelings or say anything controversial. Both types of censorship are equally bad. It does not matter who censors things, because there will always be someone or a group of people who disagree with the