Richard Lea’s article about the banning of the book Of Mice and Men in Idaho is very similar to the type of censorship in Fahrenheit 451. As stated in the article “Idaho has recommended the 1937 novel should no longer be taught”. The reasoning for this ban is because of the “more than 100 profanities”. Banning a boom for containing bad words, would end the reading of a classic novel that has been a big part of many high schoolers education. Because of these complaints, Of Mice and Men was removed from classrooms in 2003. Banning books is the exact same thing that happened in Fahrenheit 451. Faber said on page 79, “They show the pores in the face of life”, meaning that books bring out parts of society that aren’t always the nicest, such as bad words, racism and many other things. Books such as Of Mice and Men forces people to face the dirt of society, such as cuss words. If we ban everything that makes us feel uncomfortable, or we don’t like, people will stop asking questions and only look at things we like. This leads to a society like Fahrenheit 451 where people only “read comics, the good old confessions, or trade journals” (55). If we take everything that makes us question what we think is right, such as profanity in Of Mice and Men, we could end up with a society of disinterest like in Fahrenheit 451.