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Freedom of Speech QUOTEI am doing a report on Fahrenheit 451. I have read the book...

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urwildestdream | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 9, 2012 at 3:55 AM via web

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Freedom of Speech QUOTE

I am doing a report on Fahrenheit 451.

I have read the book already, but I am having trouble finding a quote for the freedom of speech theme. 


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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 10, 2012 at 9:12 PM (Answer #2)

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Books are the ultimate speech because they exist long after the speaker.  Therefore the burning of books is a terrible violation of free speech.

"It's fine work. Monday bum Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn 'em to ashes, then bum the ashes. That's our official slogan." (ch 1)

This quote is particularly sad because most of the people in this society have never even read these writers.


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