"All the minor minor minorities with their navels to be kept clean. Authors, full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters. They did. Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwater. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said." This whole scene talks about how there is the illusion of books being hurtful, and the illusion that everything is perfect now that they are gone.
""Montag, don't move!" said a voice from the sky.The camera fell upon the victim, even as did the Hound. Both reached him simultaneously. The victim was seized by Hound and camera in a great spidering, clenching grip. He screamed. He screamed. He screamed!" This scene is an example of one where the government is extremely harsh and strict in its job. This innocent man was killed just so people could think the government did a good job.
Living Under a Harsh Government
In Bradbury's story, no one really cared about what they did in life, and they just wanted to watch television. They didn't want kids, and they didn't care about their spouses or family much. Many thought their society was perfect. Everyone thought that they were happy, when in reality they weren't; for example Montag. This is important to the story because it makes Montag realize he is not happy, and that something needs to be done.
In Fahrenheit 451, the government was extremely strict in its rules and laws. First, if you owned a book, your whole house would be burned to the ground and you could possibly be put in an asylum. Also, if someone steps out of line, they could be killed, for example this scene. This adds to Bradbury's society because if the government was lax and didn't have strict laws, the story wouldn't be as tense or interesting.