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Ray Bradbury Part 3 Alexis Maya,Jackson Killgore,Ximena Cervantes

What was Bradbury’s opinion? "Fahrenheit 451 is not, he says firmly, a story about government censorship," wrote the Los Angeles Weekly's Amy E. Boyle Johnson in 2007. "Nor was it a response to Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose investigations had already instilled fear and stifled the creativity of thousands." Rather, he meant his 1953 novel as "a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature." It's about, as he puts it above, people "being turned into morons by TV." Johnson quotes Bradbury describing television as a medium that "gives you the dates of Napoleon, but not who he was,” spreading "factoids" instead of knowledge. “They stuff you with so much useless information, you feel full.”


When was Fahrenheit 451 published? Fahrenheit 451 was published on October 19, 1953.


Many critics said that Fahrenheit 451’s theme was censorship. However, Bradbury disputed this. What did Bradbury say the story was about? It's about how people back then burned books and he wrote a book on how people though reading was worthless and not nessasery he just said that “You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.Just get people to stop reading them.”


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Bradbury Part 3  

Bradbury Part 3