Improper Use Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury highlights the consequence of mindless individual choice in his novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury creates a futuristic society in which all books and free thought are banned, and technologies are used profusely. The novel predicts the potential technology can cause in both intellectual thought, and social isolation through the lack of human connection technology fosters. These technologies are shown as a veil, screening society from real experiences and true thought. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, humanity’s flaws are portrayed through society’s improper use of technology to demonstrate its dehumanizing influence on the culture. Humanity's flaws in Fahrenheit 451 are portrayed through the main character, Montage, and the society …show more content…

Furthermore, Bradbury uses Mildred, Montag’s wife to portray how this society has become robotized as a result from their dehumanization. Depicted as the typical member of society, Millie is devoid of any sincere emotion or intellectual substance. She surrounds herself with elaborate technologies, which she believes will make her happy. Spending her days in front of screens the size of walls, devoid of any true thought, other than ones the TV feeds her. Millie has allowed herself to be fully shaped by the norms of society. Millie attempts suicide, overdosing on her sleeping pills, and is revived after Montag calls suicide orderlies to come to Millie's aid. The attempt on ending her life, shows her indifference and lack of purpose in life. After betraying Montag she flees, mourning the loss of her electronic world and her television family. Millies connection to this technology replaced her affection for real people. Millie represents Fahrenheit 451’s empty society, in which inanimate objects and television programs replace human connection and intellectual

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