Through all the readings and lectures so far in Media 180, Fahrenheit 451 has resonated with me the most. It’s a description of how far a government will go to contain a society and maintain power. The government will do ANYTHING to keep the people in check. It’s scary because it can be related to modern society of today. For example, the government in Fahrenheit 451 didn’t allow books to be read by the people. The government was scared that if the people of the society educated themselves, they wouldn’t live about their lives and begin to question authority. The government controlled all aspects in life and made sure that their power never slipped from their control. That police chase on Montag showed to people that media is not always true. Media is bias and it is portrayed in a way to persuade viewers their perspective. The “regular” people are often not exposed to the truth because of the people with money/power. Media is very powerful and it’s display can be influential.
Wesley Wun: Fahrenheit 451 and Media