Effects Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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(MIP-1) Technology has many negative effects on a person 's humanity in Fahrenheit 451. (SIP-A) The people in the society that Montag lives in are constantly consuming this media. His wife Mildred has spent years upon years with the radios plugged directly into her ears. (STEWE-1) “She was an expert at lip reading from ten years of apprenticeship at Seashell ear-thimbles” (16). Can you imagine that? For 10 years she hasn’t removed the radios, to the point where she just reads the lips of the people she converses with. While she is listening to these radios, she also is glued to the parlor, taking in double the amount of information from the media. (STEWE-2) “His wife in the TV parlor paused long enough from reading her script to glance up”…show more content…
(SIP-B) The amount of media they are exposed to is so severe that for Mildred, she has lost her capacity to love montag, and can only be selfish and think about herself. It’s always about buying something for the parlor or herself, even if it’s making them broke. (STEWE-1) “‘It’s really fun. It’ll be even more fun when we can afford to have the fourth wall installed. How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV put in? It’s only two thousand dollars,’” (18). To her, $2,000 is nothing, she doesn’t think about how much it really is, or how much of an impact it will have on her and Montag’s daily lives. After burning a woman with her books, Montag becomes sick to the core, and only wants Mildred to comply with his simple request of turning down the parlor, yet she still, being so selfish, doesn’t even turn it down one bit. (STEWE-2) “‘Will you turn it off for a sick man?’ ‘I’ll turn it down.’ She went out of the room and did nothing to the parlor and came back. ‘Is that better?’ ‘Thanks.’ ‘That’s my favorite program,’ she said.” Even after doing nothing, she tries to make Montag feel like he’s in the wrong, that he should be guilty. (CS) As you can easily see, there is a

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