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Intro to Fahrenheit 451

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Rhiannon Hartman

on 24 February 2012

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Transcript of Intro to Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

a novel by Ray Bradbury

(cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr
Themes in the novel

-equality v. sameness
- knowledge v. ignorance

"It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. "
During the Cold War between communists and the West. People were very paranoid about communism.
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Set in the
written in the early 1950s, right after WWII ended.
about a time when books are illegal.
facts about
the novel
censorship is suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body.
how does that relate to your First Amendment rights?
Why should we care if the government censors books, especially if we don't read anyway?
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