Examples Of Dystopian Society In Fahrenheit 451

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In a dystopian society two of the most prominent characteristics in a dystopian society are technology abuse and constant violence. These characteristics can be reflected in our society today.
Technology abuse is unquestionably one of the most common dystopian characteristic that is reflected in our current society. While many teenagers do not notice it, the more ‘social’ media we have, the less social our society actually is. “We have backed away from face to face communication”(Stern). In many aspects, we have turned away from true human interaction and turned to our cell phones,tablets, and computers to communicate. We do not see reality but instead live in a bubble around our phones and carry out mundane lives staring blankly at our screens continuously. In the fast paced world we live in today, “There will always be another reason for not taking time to communicate.” In the society we live in today, we always have another reason on why we did not communicate face to face or why we did not take time to call someone and instead send them a text …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Clarisse, a neighbor of Guy Montag, expresses her concerns about the violence in their society by stating, “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other, did it always use to be that way?” (Bradbury 270).Clarisse is afraid of the constant violence that follows the children her age. Montag also states, “Only a week ago pumping a kerosene hose, I thought ‘Oh, What fun!”(Bradbury 190). This quote shows that before Montag realized the deeper issues in his society, he, like everyone else, found pleasure in destruction and violence and thought there was not anything wrong with that. In our society today there are constant news reports of adolescents, young adults or even adults hurting or killing one and other. Many times for trivial

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