Fahrenheit 451 And The Pedestrian, By Ray Bradbury

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Often when the power to enforce a perspective is placed into the hands of the majority, it quickly develops into a widespread moral issue amid the public. It effortlessly becomes a regular part of life and engraved itself into the implications of society. Technology pulls strings within society to create an environment where it is prevalent and heavily dictates how said environment functions. Isolation has no choice but to subject itself to those who are unique and who don’t fit the government's criteria of a standard person. In Ray Bradbury's utopian and dystopian fiction, Fahrenheit 451, he creates an eccentric world in which books are banned and technology is a prominent aspect of everyone's everyday lives. His works often explore the ideas …show more content…

The Pedestrian, a science fiction short story, also written by Bradbury, prompted how technology might change and damage a world. When uniqueness is lost due to one perspective being encouraged by the majority, it often leads to technology dominating society, isolation, and disdain for individualism. In most utopian and dystopian societies, technology dominates society and the government creates a perception around it that makes it feel natural and necessary.It’s commonplace in Bradbury’s works that the government exhibits technology as an essential to the most ideal life and imprisons those who don’t fit the criteria of an ‘average’ person. Technology is visualized as an essential to society and to normal life. In Fahrenheit 451, it was apparent that it held control of everyone’s lives and left them relying on it. It quickly spiraled into a dystopia because they became so focused on electronics that there was no time left to enjoy the better things of life but was visualized as a utopia by the populace. The government aimed to control individuals through high-tech means and succeeded. Burning books kept the public from gaining any knowledge about how the …show more content…

Throughout Fahrenheit 451, Mildred was constantly described with “seashells stuffed in her ears” (82 Bradbury). She was too connected with society and so was most everyone in her society. She and her friends didn’t know what to do with themselves when faced with no electronic interaction. Mead, in contrast, is isolated because he doesn’t feel the need to use electronics he’s different because he enjoys life as it is and all the little things instead of pining for the new model of a phone. Mead was “alone in this world, or as good as alone” and embraced that he was different from the majority (Bradbury). Mead truly was alone in a world full of technology craved persons. Isolation eventually makes way for numerous types of isolation. Minority views are constantly isolated and never fully taken into consideration. They held the fact that he was different over his head and was taken into custody for holding

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