Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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The United States of America is a nation that is constantly threatened to become a future dystopia. This future dystopia is becoming more reality than fiction, with the controlling grasp the government is trying to grow over the people, with 296 new laws being enacted over the course of 733 days (Statistics and Historical Comparison). On top of this, the government uses surveillance to know the thoughts of the people. Additionally, possibly the worst cause of this dystopia is that the leaders of this nation lead the illusion that the United States of America is the perfect utopia to live in. Because of these reasons, America is heading towards a dystopian future. Make your claim clear here-Yes, America is heading towards a dystopian society…show more content…
Like many fictional dystopia’s, America is trying to learn what the American citizens think. On June 9 2013, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency had access to the servers of some of the largest companies in the world, to be able to spy on the American citizens (Greenwald). In Fahrenheit 451, the government controlled the thoughts of the citizens by burning all of the books. In America, the government is trying to learn the thoughts of the people by intercepting messages, e-mails, phone calls, and personal information through secretive programs. In July of 2014, Snowden also revealed that the NSA had been authorized to spy on 193 countries. The only countries that were not being spied on were Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; they were declared “off-limits” by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. However, not only were 193 countries being spied on without knowing, the NSA also spied on “20 organizations including the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the European Union” (Kedmey). In order for the United States to avoid becoming a dystopia, the government needs to allow the thoughts of the people to flow

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