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Not So Pleasantville Essay

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MacKenzie Eakle
Dr. Brown
Honors 9th Literature
September 25, 2014

Not So ”Pleasant”ville

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” Ray Bradbury’s quote says and can mean numerous things. It really all depends on who the reader is. I don’t even know what it means, however, I have an idea. It is believed that books are harmless; this is not always the case. Reading a book is the same as taking your passport, buying a plane ticket, and jetting off to a foreign place somewhere else in the world. Books transport minds to a different world and show them different things. In Bradbury’s novel “Fahrenheit 451” and the film Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross, the same beliefs are shared; the key role they play in “society”. ...

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