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Fahrenheit 451 Modernization Analysis

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Modernization of technology limited the freedom to think for one’s self. It has caused the people of the world to rely solely on orders and rules without thinking of the consequences of those actions. The technology once used to enhance your daily life, now runs it. All people who have succumbed to the advancement of technology have given up their freedom to think, and their ability to live life like it was meant to be lived. Because of all the conflicts that had resulted due to the freedom of thinking, the idea was to create a world where people would blindly follow the government with no concern of the actions. The government feels that books were the cause of all revolts and terrible things in the world since they could not control the ideas that were presented in them. All uprisings and actions to disobey the government were thought to have come from a thought that was presented in a fictional world. The government believed they had to take action and realized it would be easier to control an ignorant country with no…show more content…
“The things you're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book.” (Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451) The government feels that if they revoke the people’s right to explore the world and create new thoughts, they will be safe to do what they please. The government fears conflict and believes that books cause unhappiness. “But you can't make people listen. They have to come round in their own time, wondering what happened and why the world blew up around them.” (Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451) People use conflict to make others see their point by force instead of letting them think about. This is why the government had taken away the books and believed them to be the source of the evil in the
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