Government Censorship Today And Tomorrow 's Society Essay

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Government Censorship in Today and Tomorrow’s Society

“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.” -Heinrich Heine. Today, governments push their citizens to believe they have a voice when what they want to say is so hidden. This is truly a concern as so many individuals worldwide have no say when decisions are made for them. Currently, governments around the world take away their citizens voices, just as dystopian novels have been predicting for many years in the past. Censorship has been exemplified in major works for over a century. Today’s quickly evolving, modern world applies the the censorship that the authors have been predicting for quite some time. Tomorrow’s society will be very different from the past and I am afraid to learn how governments will censor citizens, looking down the road.
Censorship takes people 's ability to be seen, heard, and their ability to express themselves. "Nobody listens any more. I can 't talk to the walls because they 're yelling at me. I can 't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls (Bradbury 38).” In Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the main character, is searching for someone to listen to him because he is aware that he will never have a chance to express his ideas. Everyone is so brainwashed in the country besides Montag and Faber, that they no longer fit into society because they have found their own identity. As humans, we long for our voice to be heard, but when our day is so busy and we have so many…

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