External Conflict In Fahrenheit 451

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Being obsessed with technology can destroy a society, and people’s relationships in it. Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 to keep the future from turning into the dystopian world in the book. The characters in the novel are attached to technology more than their own families. Everyone is caught up in television, and they do not stop to see what is going on around them. The firemen burn books and houses instead of putting out fires. Montag finally starts to notice how messed up his society is when he has conflicts with different people. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he uses both internal and external conflicts to hint to the audience that life is more consequential than worrying about the technology. Ray Bradbury expresses an external conflict between Montag and the two handymen to enlighten the reader about how a society would be if life meant nothing to everyone. When Montag got home from the fire station he saw that Mildred had taken all thirty of her sleeping pills. She was barely breathing, so he called the emergency hospital. In Montag’s house “The operator stood smoking a cigarette” over Mildred’s body while they were …show more content…

Bradbury uses the handymen to illustrate how a society would be if no one cared about life. The operators did not care that Mildred had just committed suicide; they saw it as a little problem. The conflict between Montag and Mildred explain how technology can ruin a relationship. Mildred only cares about her television while Montag just wants to talk to her. Lastly the Martyr affects Montag’s inner self because he watched her burn alive for her books. The martyr shows Montag that technology is not the only thing that is important. In conclusion people should find the more meaningful things in life other than having technology as their main

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