The poem “I am horribly limited” by Sylvia Plath and the book “Fahrenheit 451” both demonstrate the dystopian element of information and freedom of citizens being restricted while furthering the idea that people will seek out knowledge that is hidden from them. The woman who is found to illegally keep books doesn’t want to part from them when Montag needs to burn them, saying, “You can’t ever have my books” (35). Because the woman proves that she wants to obtain the knowledge hidden from her by the government, she also shows how her freedom to learn is restricted. In Plath’s poem, she is limited because she, “can never read all the books [she] want[s]”, she is, “horribly limited.” Like the woman who wants to keep her books, Plath wants to show that information is always seeked out, especially when that information is kept away from people. It shows that Montag and the other firemen are wrong for burning books, because every book they burn strips away another piece of freedom left in the world. If information is hidden like it is to the people of Montag’s corrupt world and to the person in Plath’s poem, then people will rise up to learn, and protect the information from being lost.