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What is the theme of Fahrenheit 451?
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Ray Bradbury himself said that this novel wasnt just 'about censorship' --- but various critics and scholars have differed about the main/central theme.
basically, the book shows or depicts a future American society where books are banned and any house containing them is burnt down. ostensibly, this does look like a form of (rather extreme) censorship of books. in addition, scholars opine that (a) the book is also a critique of other media such as TV, film etc, which is increasingly replacing books in modern American society, and indeed, making or turning books into 'oddities', even something threatening; and (b) it is also a view of how people (especially governments and people in power) react to dissenting views and ideas and try to destroy them, in any form or shape.
Posted by iklan100 on September 2, 2012 at 2:27 AM (Answer #1)
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