Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury’s love for reading caused him to write stories with a constant theme that humanity is weaker because technology consumes the human. In his early life after graduating high school, Bradbury would spend days on end in the library (Cisneros). He developed a love for reading there as he spent time there reading various amounts of books that contained different styles. Then, he began to write. On top of all of this, he lived in a time of great change where many technology advancements like the first color television came out in 1940 (Whitmer). As a result, people started becoming more and more obsessed with technology. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the main character fights against this censorship of the government. The story takes place in the future where books are not …show more content…

In “The Veldt”, the kids throw tantrums if they are locked out of the nursery. The parents discuss “‘You know how difficult Peter is about that. When I punished him… by locking the nursery for even a few hours -- the tantrum he threw!’” (Bradbury 3). This demonstrates how he saw how addicted people could become to technology, not even being able to stand going a few hours without it. Moreover, “There Will Come Soft Rains”, emphasizes that humans are weaker as nature outlasts humanity after the bomb. There are no people left, yet the house still recites its duties and the robotic mice continue to clean. After a war, no humanity is left, but the nature and technology around it prevails and is not destroyed. Bradbury ultimately hates how technology consumes people and how obsessed they have become. He is therefore seen as writing his works about a dystopian and pessimistic future because he sees what technology can do to humans. Through his eyes, he saw the negative side of how technology exacerbates the human mind and thus writes about a weaker humanity with technology being the dominant

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