Examples Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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How Technology Affects Society in Fahrenheit 451 Robin Sharma once said, “An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.” Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a dystopian novel about the future. The protagonist in Fahrenheit 451, is Guy Montag, a fireman who struggles to find his “happiness” which is an issue with multiple civilians. In addition to having issues with mental health, the society in Fahrenheit 451 values physical things, such as money and the TV walls, and while they believe that these things make them happy, they do not. Characters like Mildred, prefer to detach themselves from society with a “family”, which happens to be giant flat-screen televisions that take over their walls. This society that Montag survives in only values objects they can show off to others and do not care about others' well being. Montag confronts Mildred about her addiction. He says, “‘Millie, does’- ‘does your ‘family’ love you, love you very much, love you with all its heart and soul, Millie?’- ‘Why’d you ask a silly question like that?’” (Bradbury 73) According to a short film, …show more content…

In Montag’s society, characters detach themselves from ever feeling ' 'bad feelings' ', like sadness, anger, jealousy, and differentiate, this is one of the main reasons that contribute to their unhappiness. In a conversation with Faber, Montag explains, “‘Nobody listens any more. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it’ll make sense.’” (Bradbury 78) According to a “My Philosophy to a Happy Life”, a Ted Talk by Sam Berns, being happy with what you have instead of what you don’t is a philosophy everyone should have. Unlike characters like Mildred, who like to fill the void in their lives with things she doesn’t own and will never stop wanting

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