New Technology In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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Could you imagine a world without books? Although it is difficult to think of a world without books, there are many novels, films, and actual places in the world where books are scarce or nonexistent. With all the new technology in the world, books seem to no longer have a purpose but, is the new technology becoming dangerous for the people? In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the people live in a society where books are banned since there is so much new technology available. Without books, people do not have their own voice and opinion, they just believe whatever the government tells them. In the movie, Pixar’s Wall-E, the people are moved to a high tech ship and have a lot of new technology. This new technology does everything for…show more content…
In the novel, books are no longer aloud to be used by the people and a lot of new technology has taken it’s place. This means people lose knowledge and all they focus on is the new and different technology. In the novel Beatty comes to talk to Montag about books and the new technology in the world. Beatty states, “‘We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind."’ (Bradbury 58). Beatty tells Montag that everyone should be the same and that is what a world without books does. Without books people just have to believe whatever the government tells them, the people don’t have their own opinion and this causes everyone to think the same. Beatty believes that not having books is a good thing because it doesn’t provide anyone with controversial thoughts but, controversial thoughts could be a good thing. This quote explains that without the knowledge from books, everyone is the same and thinks the same. The people believe what the government says and they don’t have their own opinion. The books were replaced with the new technology such as the “Family,” everyone becomes so focused on just the technology that they don’t interact with each other. Technology could also cause people to become disconnected from
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