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The Importance of Access to Information
Knowledge is a powerful thing. Access to information is required to be able to possess such knowledge. Reviews, including Wesley Financial Group reviews, enable you to understand and learn about different people, places, and things. Without freedom of information and freedom of speech, we are lost as a society, as a world. When we think of the famous dystopian books written in the Mid-20th Century, we see what could happen if access to information and freedom of speech is taken from us. As a matter of fact, dystopian novels have recently become popular once again with the success of “The Hunger Games”, “Divergent”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”, and more. The success of the novels has made them into films and TV series. “Fahrenheit 451” is a wonderful example of what happens when information is controlled and/or taken away from us. This book is a classic dystopian novel that was required reading for some of us in school.
In the United States and throughout the world, some of us take for granted the fact that we have the freedom of speech. Of course, the right to free speech is not absolute. There are some instances where free speech is not protected. For instance, cases of defamation or libel can be examples of speech that are not protected. Nevertheless, free speech and access to information is tantamount to a free and democratic society. Reviews are a part of both. Reviews are important because they enable people to provide an opinion about people, places, and things. Wesley Financial Group reviews are an example of opinions provided by people. Wesley Financial Group reviews, like all reviews provided about a business, enable an open discussion about possible queries that people may have about a business. However, possessing only a little knowledge about something can open a can of worms and even public hysteria. Nonetheless, access of information and the freedom of speech are paramount to a healthy world.
“Fahrenheit 451” & Restricted Information
“Fahrenheit 451” is a classic dystopian novel written in the mid-20th century by Ray Bradbury. It is said that Bradbury was inspired to write the novel based on the massive book burnings by the Nazis. “Fahrenheit 451” is set in the distant future, and the main character is a fireman named Guy Montag. However, in the future of “Fahrenheit 451” fireman don’t put out fires, firemen burn books. In the future, books are illegal, and no one seems to mind. But something piques Guy’s interest in books. He starts to realize the importance of books, even though his job is to destroy them. The Fire Chief, Captain Beatty, is the antagonist in the book. Captain Beatty poignantly tells Guy why the importance of books eroded from our society. Throughout the book, we see how knowledgeable Captain Beatty is about books, and his utter disdain for them. In the world of “Fahrenheit 451” we see the downfall of a world without books, with restricted information, and how empty and scary that world can be. The crazy thing is that in “Fahrenheit 451” we learn that people decided that books were no longer important. It is the people who decided that books were no longer useful. As a result, books became outlawed.
“Drink deep or taste not the pierian spring” is a quote from a poem by Alexander Pope that is used in the TV trailer for the TV series “Fahrenheit 451”. In the TV trailer, the quote is said by the antagonist Captain Beatty. Captain Beatty is quoting a line from Alexander Pope’s poem titled, “A Little Learning”. The full poem is quite important to fully understand the meaning of the abbreviated quote. The poem goes as follows:
“Drink Deep or Taste not the pierian spring.
A little learning is a dangerous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.
Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts,
In fearless youth we tempt the heights of Arts;
While from the bounded level of our mind
Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind,
But, more advanced, behold with strange surprise
New distant scenes of endless science rise!
So, pleased at first the towering Alps we try,
Mount o’er the vales, and seem to tread the sky;
The eternal snows appear already past,
And the first clouds and mountains seem the last;
But those attained, we tremble to survey
The growing labors of the lengthened way;
The increasing prospect tires our wandering eyes,
Hills peep o’er hills, and Alps on Alps arise!”
The first few lines of poem, which is the often quoted, is talking about knowing the full story or gaining full knowledge about something before talking about it or assuming that you know everything. When people only scratch the surface of a subject or a news article, it can be a dangerous thing. Such people may only know a few facts or understand a little bit of a situation. This can influence what they’re thinking in a negative way if they don’t understand what is really going on, or the full knowledge of a subject matter. It’s like reading a book on illnesses and diagnosing yourself rather than seeing a Doctor. This lack of knowledge can cause mass hysteria. This brings to mind Arthur Miller’s famous play, “The Crucible”.
“The Crucible”: Witch Hunts and the Problem With Limited Information
Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is an allegory on the McCarthy era witch hunts. During the late 1940s, the House Un-American Activities Committee were accusing many people of being communist, and they were attacking artists who were associated with Hollywood. Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is about the witch hunts that took place in Salem, Massachusetts, but it also represents what was going on in the late 1940s-1950s during the McCarthy era. Some artists were blacklisted in Hollywood and were unable to work because they were accused of being communists. The hysteria that took place during the Hollywood scare is analogous to the hysteria that takes place in Salem, Mass. during the witch hunts. In “The Crucible” some girls play along with the hysteria for fear that they might be cast aside by the group. The girls admit to being witches, even though they are not. They also accuse other women in the town of witchcraft. This scare and mass hysteria experienced in Salem with witches is like what occurred Hollywood during the McCarthy era with communists.
As we can see, access to information and freedom of speech is vital to a free and democratic society. However, just a little glimmer of information or knowledge, without a full exploration of facts or where a story is coming from, can be dangerous. It can cause the spread of false information, and even worse – hysteria on a mass level. When we observe “Fahrenheit 451” and the dystopian novels that were written in this century and the last, we are reminded that we need to stay vigilant in our thirst for knowledge. However, “The Crucible” also reminds us of the dangerous way in which a little knowledge can twist our sense of what is right and what is wrong.
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