Overuse Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Historian Daniel J. Boorstin once said, “Technology is so much fun, but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge”. Boorstin believes that technology is fun and is helpful to society, but technology can be overused and can take over our knowledge, which can take over our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Nowadays most people prefer reading online rather than reading a print book, which has changed our society today in numerous helpful, yet hazardous ways. Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 interprets what our society will be later on due to the overuse of technology, and the lack of reading print books. Through the characterization of Mildred and Faber, Bradbury shows that the overuse of technology can…show more content…
After Mildred overdoses on the sleeping pills, and the tragedy of Clarisse 's death, Montag Says, “WIll you turn the parlor off?” he asked, “That’s my family.” says Mildred (46). Everyone in this society is obsessed with their technology that they lost the real meaning of family, and they call their T.V.’s their family. This will then lead to less communication because people will be too focused on their phone, rather than having a conversation. In addition to when Montag is at Faber’s house, while Montag is being searched for, Faber says, “I always wanted something very small, something I could talk to, something I could blot out with the palm of my hand, if necessary, nothing that could shout me down, nothing monstrous big” (126). Faber realizes the danger of technology, but also the importance of technology. The danger because if it is overused it will have the ability to take over society. The importance because technology is also necessary in a society used for communication etc. Despite how important people think technology is, it could at the same time also be ruining society, without people even
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