Fahrenheit 451 And The Veldt, By Ray Bradbury

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Kids today are too attached to their phones, but adults lead the examples. Children watch their parents to see how to act around others. When we are too attached to our technology then our kids learn that it is all they need and they lose the connections they make out in the world. Many experts say that technology is replacing parenting and children aren’t feeling the way they should towards their parents. We can see the social critiques in books such as Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and the short story “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury have big social critiques that we can see in our society today. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses scientific advancement as most pertinent today because people are becoming too connected to technology and they …show more content…

Some don’t know the difference between reality and fiction. Montag's wife considers the television her 'family'. When Montag yells at Mildred, telling her they are not her ‘family’ she gets upset. Soon we won’t even care for human life as we should. When the ladies are talking to Mildred they say children are a nuisance. They say, "no use in going through all that agony for a baby" (96). Therefore, society is emotionally unstable. Society is intellectually lazy. Even in schools, the children are learning all they do is “an hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports” (29). They have stopped teaching kids and they have stopped challenging everyone intellectually. As a consequence, the children and adults are intellectually lazy. Everyone has stopped asking questions revealing that society is in a downward spiral toward …show more content…

The parents in the Veldt have lost human connection, "[They've] let this room and this house replace [them] in [their] children’s affections" (202). Now the children think technology is "far more important in their lives than their real parents" (202). We should be paying more attention to social interaction instead of technology because it will ruin us in the end. Soon the thought of losing technology is devastation, so when George Hadley tells Peter that he is going to lock up the nursery his reaction is unpleasant and mildly predictable. Peter is upset because he will have to “tie [his] own shoes instead of letting the shoe tier do it? And brush [his] own teeth and comb [his] hair and give [himself] a bath” (162). This divulges the idea that children and even adults need a break from technology, otherwise our society will become useless and carefree of the consequences of our

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