Humanity And Technology In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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People used to not have technology. Technology has grown significantly throughout the years. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, firemen burn books instead of putting out fires. The salamander represents the firemen a salamander can go through fire without getting burnt. In the novel by Ray Bradbury he uses conflict to illustrate humanity and technology. One of the main characters is named Mildred. She watches television all day at a television parlor all day. She is addicted to three walls screens. She is a big snitch. She goes crazy when her husband, Montag brings books home. One day in the television parlor she says, “’Now,’ said Mildred, ‘My “family” is people’” (Bradbury 64). She thinks the people in the television are her family. Clarisse is another one of the main characters. She always has seashells in her ears. Since she always has seashells in her ears, she reads lips because she cannot hear. Her and Montag were outside and Clarisse asked him,” Are you happy”(Bradbury 7). She does not think he is happy because she cannot hear what he is saying.…show more content…
He is one of the firemen. He rides on the salamander, the symbol for the firemen. Before the old lady burns her own house with an ordinary kitchen match, Montag steals a book. In the old lady’s house she says, “You know where they are or you would not be here”(Bradbury 33). In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he illustrates humanity and technology through conflict. Mildred, Clarisse, and Montag are all main characters of the book and they all have something to do with technology. Technology has grown significantly throughout
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