Examples Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury in the 50’s. When Bradbury wrote this novel it was his idea of the future, but today most of the things Bradbury wrote about have or are coming true. When the book, Fahrenheit 451, was written it was what Bradbury imagined as a dystopian future. A future where books were illegal, humans don’t interact with one another, and technology takes over our lives. If you think about it, this isn’t far off from the world we're living in today. Ray Bradbury addresses the power of technology suppressing human interaction many times throughout the book by giving examples of different types of technology such as the parlor, seashells in ears, and speeding cars. One of the main examples of technology replacing human…show more content…
Like the seashells the beatles are a way of escaping your problems.You can drive around and forget about all of the emotions that you have. Sometimes it is okay and good to just forget about some of the hard things in your life, but other times it is better to take of the problems in other ways. Also, in the book, driving around in their beatles is probably not the best way to get rid of their emotions. The cars and the laws in Fahrenheit 451 are not like the ones that we are used to today. During one of Montag and Clarisse’s conversations she told him, “My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove 40 miles an hour and they jailed him for two days.” (9) In the book it's illegal to drive around slowly and admire or think about the world around you. When Montag was having a hard day the first thing that Millie told him to do was take the beetle. “ I always like to drive fast when I feel that way. You get it up around ninety-five and you feel wonderful...It's fun out in the country.You hit rabbits, sometimes you hit dogs.” (64) When people are driving when they are angry and sad they tend to not care what happens while they are driving and Ray Bradbury shows this in his book. Instead of talking about his problems, like millie said, he could have tried to erase those thoughts by driving around and caring what happens or what he hit while he was doing

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