Examples Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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The habitual use of technology was the lifestyle norm in Ray Bradbury’s novel and embodies a strong resemblance to today’s society. Rather than using media as an entertainment source, citizens in Montag's society uncontrollably abuse it and have let it consume their lives. The ability to socialize has been replaced by mindless and unprincipled behavior as portrayed by those addicted to technology. Citizens who have chosen a life without technology, display characteristics of a more purposeful and humane life. Ray Bradbury, the author of the Fahrenheit 451, provides a clear message about technology’s dangers and demonstrates how those who are cured from it live a more meaningful life.

In Montag's society, the citizens abuse electronics, such …show more content…

Those who abuse technology in Montag’s society desire the constant use of it which is shown throughout the novel. In many parts of the book, characters are described as addicts of television. After reading the script of her TV program, Mildred says, "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” (Bradbury 18). Television is clearly abused by the citizens of Montag's society. As demonstrated, it’s not out of the ordinary for someone to have a TV on each of four walls. The citizens are controlled by its impact, causing them to forget more important things such as building relationships. Technology controls the citizens of Montag’s society to the point where it has gone too far. Montag gets ready to strike conversation but then, "His wife in the TV parlor paused long enough from reading her script to glance up... She was quite obviously waiting for him to go... She didn't look up from the script again” (Bradbury 17). People in Montag's society, such as Mildred, read the TV program script as if they’re physically in the show. Day

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