Elijah Lucas Lucas 1
Mrs. Lewis
Advanced American Literature
11 January 2013
Fahrenheit Analysis
Ray Brabury shows the devastating effects of government censorship through the characters of Mildred and Beatty. These particular characters are direct examples of how society in the twenty-fourth century lacks the knowledge of realizing that they are restricted from knowing the information that is within literature, which are of high-importance, otherwise ignorance would not be present in Mildred and Beatty (including majority of society). Basically Mildred and Beatty are used in a negative connotation.
Objects such as fast cars and loud music symbolize a form of censorship. Those type of elements, if not careful, can cause one to become oblivious to effects of censorship. The burning of literature at a high temperature shows how the government is trying to rid the people of having self-opinions   Captain Beatty (an advocate of censorship) states, “What traitors' books can be! You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you. Others can use them, too, and there you are, lost in the middle of the moor, in a great welter of nouns and nouns and verbs and adjectives” (Bradbury107). Based on that statement made by Captain Beatty, the reader can conclude that he feels as if though books are misguiding to society, which could primarily be because of their complexity and intricacy, resulting in books being labeled as “traitors'” as stated by Captain Beatty. In another piece of textual evidence of the devasting effects of government censorship, Captain Beatty states, “Its real beauty is that it destroys responsibility and consequences.” (115). Beatty is expressing how fire is utilized in a positive manner; it destroys the many aspects found in literature, such as the obligation of responsibility that books inform society of, which Beatty finds to be ambiguous.

Lucas 2
Mildred is deeply unhappy. She’s severely bothered by the fact...