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Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 is not, Ray Bradbury has maintained, a story about government censorship, but in fact a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature.

Which excerpt from the novel might contradict and/or clash with Bradbury's statement?

A

"But who has ever torn himself from the claw that encloses you when you drop a seed in a TV parlor? It is an environment as real as the world. It becomes and is the truth."

B

"It's not books you need, it's some of the things that once were in books. The same things could be in the ‘parlor families' today. The same infinite detail and awareness could be projected through the radios and televisors, but are not."

C

"Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely `brilliant' with information."

D

"Books can be beaten down with reason. But I have never been able to argue with a one-hundred-piece symphony orchestra, full color, three dimensions, and I being in and part of those incredible parlous."

E

"...Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy because facts of that sort don't change."