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Fahrenheit 451

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Censorship and Books

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In the text, Capt. Beatty tells Montag about the history of how literature came to be banned.

Which quote from the text refers to Beatty's explanation of why books are outlawed in their society?

A

"It was a pleasure to burn."

B

“When they stepped out of the car, she had the Seashells stuffed in her ears.”

C

"We are living in a time when flowers are trying to live on flowers, instead of growing on good rain and black loam."

D

"It's not books** you need, it's some of the things that once were in books...."

E

"At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch. What do the books say, he wonders. Oh, to scratch that itch, eh?"