But the problem is, we seem to have forgotten the foundation of these rights and our very existence. We live in a day and age where, despite the advancement in technologies and our understanding of science, our understanding towards the importance of life and its accompanying rights is rather miniscule. The people have the responsibility to abolish the current government who seem to not really care so much about majority of America. And yet, we the people are not being heard. Take this gun violence issue that our country is facing for instance.
He soon realizes that he is not happy and the desire for a new life advances him to seek both personal and intellectual freedom. As a result of the desire for uniformity, society removes the majority of the freedom that characters can have. Technology replaces these freedoms while obliterating any record of the past. The excessive use of technology also obliterates the realization of the present.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury talks about a society without books. Television replaces books in their society. Reading and everything related with literature is gone. People that have books are breaking the law. The government wants a society where everyone is "equal".
Many people are failing to recognize the government’s full potential of surveillance over citizens. Most people truly are either just oblivious to the matter or are turning a blind eye on it. Having no privacy over people 's own lives own life takes a turn on things and pushes them straight into the reality the country is dealing with right now. When taking a look at other countries that the government watches over everyone, like North Korea, it’s assuring that that’s not where anyone would want to live. People want to live in a place where they feel safe to read, publish, or watch whatever they want without being watched.
Dystopian societies create a way of life that no one would ever want to be a part of. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and George Orwell’s 1984, the two dystopian worlds are decrypted. The populations prove to have the same mission, and that is to diminish all individual thought. Both novels accomplish this goal in different ways, but along the way we discover that nothing is ever perfect, not even the human mind. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, the control of knowledge is what runs through the veins of the government, burning books is the chosen method to eliminate the past and control the future.
Many of these people that get sponsored never become citizens, work under the table which makes it impossible for them to pay taxes. Instead of helping our economy they have added to our population, taken away potential jobs for actual tax paying citizens. This strain on our country is totally avoidable if we were stricter on what constitutes someone as a natural born citizen. By regulating our visa’s more thoroughly so that when they expire people aren’t able to slip through the cracks, also better monitoring of our boarders and harsher punishment to violators.
In Anthem, they do not have families nor any types of relationships. “International 4-8818 and we are friends. This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than others, since we must love all men and all men6+ are our friends.” (Rand 30). This tells readers that they are trained to not have relationships or know what families are.
We are no longer able to make deep connections with people we communicate with or within our education. Instead, we have become so invested in technology that nothing matters to us, our education or communication skills, or even the fact that we are tearing down ourselves and the people around us in the process. We are losing our own sense of individuality because we have become so dependent on the opinions and statement of others rather than creating our own culture. We are also losing many new, exciting opportunities that could be right in front of because we are so caught up in artificial intelligence and artificial intimacy that new technology has created to be self-invested rather than other people
Debates, such as the economy never get fixed. But debates are just one of the reasons the U.S. is not a democracy. All in all, the voting statistics, gun debates, and police brutality are some of the main reason why the US isn’t a democracy. Voting is a good thing for our government. The people choose a representative to speak for them in the government.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury shows examples of several philosophies. Bradbury writes examples of Utilitarianism, Conformism, and Leaderless Resistance. These ideas are conveyed thoroughly in the novel and have prominent examples. By understanding these philosophies, the audience can comprehend the book on a deeper level. Utilitarianism-
The article, “Read, Kids, Read,” by Frank Bruni claims that reading is something everyone should do because it does things to your brain and helps raise your intelligence which are things that technology cannot do. This article relates to Mildred and Montag in Fahrenheit 451 and the fact that Mildred is obsessed with technology, meanwhile Montag is trying to figure out the meaning of books and trying to figure out how to read one. Bruni states that “...reading does things - to the brain, heart and spirit - that movies, television, video games and the rest cannot.” Mildred is so attached to technology and the televisions which she considers her “family”, that she is constantly traumatized by the tv shows and takes a lot sleeping
Society can change a person positively or negatively. In the novel Fahrenheit 51, by Ray Bradbury, Mildred is the wife of the main character Guy Montag. Society has made Mildred feel self-centered, robotic, and unfeeling. First, Mildred is self-centered.
In one of Ray Bradbury’s novel, Farenheit 451, the author portrays a dystopian society throughout part two, The Sieve and the Sand. One reason the society is dystopian is because of the ordinary citizens, like Mildred, is dependent on technology. In the middle of the afternoon, Montag wanted to read books with his wife so they read books together but as he was reading the book aloud, Mildred noticed, “The parlor was dead and [she] kept peering in at it with a blank expression” (Bradbury 71). While Montag is so focused on the book that he is reading, Mildred worries about the parlor, her ‘family’. She cannot live without technology because she doesn’t give any effort for other things even for a short amount of time besides watching the parlor.
“ True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it”. This quotation explains how individuals take for granted the knowledge given to them without recognizing its importance. This is evident in today’s world with social media and fake news. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury also focuses on this theme by subjecting characters to visual stimuli that brainwash them. Not only are they brainwashed by images, but also all real news and information are blocked by the government.