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Why, according to Beatty, did books become outlawed, and firemen ordered to burn them?

A

Books were causing controversy.

B

The majority of books were pornographic. Firemen were called upon to burn them to protect the innocence of the children.

C

Books were not selling and thus, it was a waste of money to publish them. It is left up to interpretation as to why firemen were ordered to burn them.

D

Books became outlawed because terrorists were using them to recruit young school kids.

E

Beatty tells Montag that Ben Franklin ordered all books to be burned. It is considered patriotic in Montag's world to burn books.

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