Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451

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Identical to Fahrenheit 451, the society today is in a great deal of trouble with technology overpowering books. In recent years, reading has drastically declined due to people wanting to watch TV instead. CBS News explains, “Only 47 percent of American adults read "literature" (poems, plays, narrative fiction) in 2002, a drop of 7 points from a decade earlier. Those reading any book at all in 2002 fell to 57 percent, down from 61 percent...The likely culprits, according to the report: television, movies and the Internet” (Shetty) . Similar to Fahrenheit 451, CBS News talks about the problem with technology replacing books. Also, Shetty talks about the decrease in people reading over the years, which is what was going on in Montag’s world.
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