Beattys explicit reason for destroying books is to maintain social order. Two hundred years later an American sociologist David Phillips wrote about the effect of reporting suicides in The Werther Effect.
The books are all about the way society has become oppressed.
Why were books banned in montag's society. In science fiction novel Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury conveys the idea that the suppression of opinion can lead to corruption in society shown when Guy Montag conflicts with the society and himself. Because creativity was frowned upon books were banned. Why were books banned.
The protagonist Guy Montag begins to rebel against this practice as he relearns the meaning of happiness and decides to fight censorship by committing his life to preserving knowledge. He had been teaching so evidently the whole book burning was a rather new concept. Montags generation didnt grow up with books.
Then governments in Italy Denmark and Germany banned the book. The book banning making them illegal is due to the changes in the government. Societal Corruption in Fahrenheit 451.
For example we talked about Montags happyness the importance of technology to the society and why books were banned. In other words they were censored. Captain Beatty serves as Montags superior in the novel.
A book must have 3 features in order for it to matter and to be magic p83-5. Authors could not publish books because that would inspire the citizens to be curious and to read which would be different if anyone were to be caught reading or handling a book they would have their house burned down along with losing possession of the. Today in modern society books are bannedcensored because people see them as not appropriate for people to see.
What began as a matter of social evolution was eventually codified in law with the government banning books altogether and enforcing the ban through firemen who started fires rather than putting them out. Because a number of copycat suicides followed the publication of the book the Lutheran church condemned the novel as immoral. Society has already been oppressed.
Its not books you need its some of the things that once were in booksBooks were only one type of receptacle where we stored a lot of things we were afraid to forget p82-3 According to Faber not all books are magic. Another is that so many people were offended by the various content of books that they started banning them censoring them and sometimes even burning them themselves. The banningcensoring books isnt the best idea because some books are banned just because they have content that is seen a mature or illegal.
We wondered why people didnt question the government and it was helpful discussing this with other people because we shared our ideas and then the book made more sense to us. Excuses such as offensive language and resentment over different levels of intellect which reportedly made people feel bad are some of the given reasons as to why books were banned. No the war didnt start because of the illegal books.
Early in the story shortly after stealing a book from a womans house that the firemen burn Montag becomes. They are in charge of finding and burning books which have been banned in order to save people from dangerous ideas. They stopped reading books gradually over time as the culture around them grew faster shallower intellectually blander and centered around minor thrills and instant gratification.
My interpretation has always been that they were allowed to read what was posted through the government. They burn the books because they dont want people to think for themselves. Those who had read taught others.
Set in a dystopian future where technology rules society and intellectualism is curbed books are illegal and professional firemen burn any books they find. Remember the college professor. Knowledgeable people cause others to feel inferior Books and ideas spark controversy which leads to disagreements and unhappiness.
All types of books poetry biographies history books they were all banned so people were being denied the right of knowledge and information books contained. They were already gone. As Beatty explains to Montag people didnt stop reading books because a tyrannical government forced them to stop.
Books were feared because they brought confusion and discontent. Montag the stray of the pack conflicts with the society by going against the government with his. He wanted to burn the books because in the novel books were prohibited and were send to burn by ﬁreﬁghters.
Literature in any form is seen as subversive since it allows the formation of many differing opinions and so firemen enforce the book-ban by rooting out and burning books and sometimes people.