The movie depicts the despotic rule of the government and how it curtailed the freedom of the people. An interesting thing about the government is that its past is similar to Hitler’s reign. The concentration camp, hatred against a particular community, the superiority over all and using secret police to control the public and use fear to prevent any uprising are some of the examples which show the resemblance in the Chancellor Sutler’s persona and style of ruling. He came to power in a difficult time when England was under political unrest and economic troubles and used the condition to their benefit by winning elections
Technology appears to do the talking more often now that humans have succumbed to it. In the futuristic society of Fahrenheit 451 technology is advanced but also manipulating. Many people within Ray Bradbury’s novel are damaged by the advancement of the cutting edge television screen. How has technology affected the progress of humanity? In the novel, Guy Montag attempts to thrive in a world where cars can go 80 mph in mere seconds but then he realizes he is not truly happy with himself.
The Cold War refers to the hostile political relations between the Soviet bloc countries, and the US-led Western powers from 1945-1991, resulting from ideological and political differences (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/cold-war). It is considered one of the most important events of the 20th century, and its effect can still be seen in contemporary world affairs. The Cold War was characterized by the omnipresent feeling of distrust, suspicion and fear. In the United States, this culture of fear was often called the Red Scare, or the era of McCarthyism. It was most prominent during the early fifties, but started to die down when Senator McCarthy was discredited and relations between the US and USSR thawed.
An Oppressive Government George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere.
The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them. Beatty had also tried protecting Montag, by warning him that he only had one day to burn the book.
Have you ever asked your mom if she’ll take you to this movie and she said no I don’t like stuff like that? That may be because having so many options and channels to watch divides audiences, maybe only boys like that movie or maybe only girls like that movie all because of there being so may channels and things to watch. If there was only three channels on your TV would you and your family watch TV together more often? Probably yes, because that is all there is to watch. Overall, yes having so many TV shows to choose from is making our nation and our families more divided, because it also came along with new technology which gave people a way to watch TV where and whenever they want to.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury conceptualizes a society based on censorship. In the society depicted in the novel, books are burned when they are discovered in anyone 's possession. Montag’s job is to burn books and the houses containing them to ash. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ ‘That’s against the law’” (Bradbury, 8)! Montag seems horrified that Clarisse would ask him a question with such an obvious answer, but the truth is Montag is really curious as to what lies within these forbidden books.
Paranoia is a great motive and a sufficient drive for people. As Newton’s law states, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. This was the most probable case that happened in the Red Scare back in the 1950’s. This tragedy that happened began with a United States Senator James McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities proclaiming and dictating that Communists had infiltrated the government and even society as well. Arthur Miller, the author of The Crucible began with the pretense that these trials were more or less something of a comical sense.
Did you know people now can use technology to spy on you in your own homes without you even knowing it? “After recent revelations that Samsung’s range of new smart TV’s may be recording user’s secluded conversations and sharing the details with 3rd parties” (Whittaker 2). Dangers of technology is a great fear to all of society. It has advanced so much in such little time causing some to believe the world is ahead of our time because of how rapidly new advances are made. At this rate it’s becoming increasingly dangerous what humankind can develop.
The author of Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury, has been recorded saying “We bombard people with sensation. That substitutes for the thinking.” Although, it might at first look as though Bradbury is looking into the future, towards the end you are more clearly able to see that he is actually talking about present time. As this book was published in 1953, a lot of significant historical events had recently ended. The influence of new technology, the discrimination against many types of people, the banning of books, and just so many things happening at once overwhelms and gives the people a false sensation. What I think Bradbury is trying to say is that the government is trying to give the people of the town a sensation of happiness so that they don’t necessarily think about the things, like banding books and how they are or were being controlled.