Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Knowledge is the most important part of any society, if you don’t have knowledge you would never know what to do. Knowledge is the biggest source of power, everything we have discovered was because of knowledge. Knowledge and memory can change our lives if it starts to fail. Books give us happiness and a great way to get new ideas, they can also act as a friend in some cases. Knowledge is an important source of power to a society that is gained through learning about the past and hearing different ideas. Knowledge is a source of power. Benjamin Franklin discovered the uses of electricity and now modern day scientists are still finding its limits. Computers, cars, clocks, light bulbs, phones, consoles, and television were all invented with…show more content…
The government brainwashed everyone and told them books were illegal. They said, “Books make you unhappy and they were full of garbage so there is no point in reading them.” if you owned any books, you would be arrested and your house would be burned down. “Authors, full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters. They did. Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said. But the public, knowing what it wanted, spinning happily, let the comic? Books survive. And the three? Dimensional sex? Magazines, of course. There you have it, Montag. It didn't come from the Government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time, you are allowed to read comics, the good old confessions, or trade? Journals.” This quote shows how the government controls people into thinking…show more content…
If we didn’t have any then we wouldn’t know anything about our past or how we became a free country. It is very important that our memory stays in good shape. One message from the book was when Montag forgot when they met. “‘When did we meet? And where?’ ‘When did we meet for what?’ she asked. ‘I mean-originally.’ He knew she must be frowning in the dark. He clarified it. ‘The first time we ever met, where was it, and when?’ ‘Why, it was at –‘She stopped. ‘I don't know,’ she said. He was cold. ‘Can't you remember?’ ‘It's been so long.’ ‘Only ten years, that's all, only ten!’ ‘Don't get excited, I'm trying to think.’ She laughed an odd little laugh that went up and up. ‘Funny, how funny, not to remember where or when you met your husband or wife.’” This shows that if you have no knowledge your memory will start to fade and you will lose your individuality and become almost the same. Everyone will think and act the same way, and do whatever the government tells them to do. This is why we must never lose knowledge and keep our brains in good

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