Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Fahrenheit 451 Essay “I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me. I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say” (Bradbury, Shmoop). Today, the modern world is eerily similar to the corrupted society of Fahrenheit 451; this is especially true with this quote. Many people of the modern day society are more distracted by technology. These distractions cause people to be oblivious to the those in their surroundings. In Ray Bradbury’s story, Fahrenheit 451 a firefighter named Guy Montag lives in a world where books are outlawed. Montag is a firefighter, but these are not your ordinary firefighters. In this corrupted society, firefighters are signaled when books are found in a home; they then burn the books and the houses. At the beginning of the story he meets a young girl named Clarisse. She opens his mind to books; this is where he begins to question if what…show more content…
In the novel, Mildred compares the devices to real people, such as her family. Montag asked Mildred if she would turn off the parlour. Mildred responded with, “That’s my family” (Bradbury, studymode). Mildred is more worried about what the screens say who she thinks is her family, rather than what her husband has to say. Today people take their technology everywhere with them and can tend to get anxiety when they get lost as they would if they lost a family member. We also follow people online that we have never met. We post information to “friends” instead of sharing time with those actually in our lives. Another example of the modern world have technology that people treat as actual individuals is Siri off of an iphone or Alexa from an Amazon Echo. They are programmed with features for people to have conversations with them as if they were a friend getting a cup of coffee with
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