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by Ray Bradbury

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What are some of the laws or norms in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 that the society must follow? 

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In Bradbury's classic novel Fahrenheit 451 , Montag lives in a dystopian society, where the government controls the population by censoring literature and arresting citizens who deviate from the norm. In Bradbury's dystopian society, books are illegal and firemen burn literature and personal libraries. The government considers any intellectual endeavor illegal and scholars, authors, and artists are labeled enemies of the state. Professors like Faber are forced to go into hiding while intellectuals like Granger must survive in the wilderness to avoid being arrested. In addition to censoring literature and making it illegal to possess books, citizens are arrested for walking rather than driving. Clarisse McClellan explains to Montag that her uncle was arrested for being a pedestrian, which emphasizes the importance of conforming to the dystopian society's shallow culture. Montag also learns that it is illegal to have a porch because the government does not want citizens engaging in...

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