Putting Technology In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Every living being on this planet can only survive and thrive on this planet, but what all of the human race does not realize is that the technology that they think is helping them to live longer is actually taking a toll on their humanity. Ray Bradbury wrote the novel Fahrenheit 451 to warn readers about the issues with putting technology in everyday lives of the human race. Bradbury uses Fahrenheit 451 characters, Montag, Clarisse, Mildred, and Faber, to advise against the overuse of technology. He shows us through the emotions, lack of emotions, and actions of the characters that these new technologies are consistently causing us to lose our humanity and emotion. Montag, a fireman, is the main character who decides to find out the truth …show more content…

Tim Wu, an opinion author at New York Times, states that a society that had been excluded from technological advances had suffered not only mentally but physically as well. “Since the arrival of new technologies, the population has suffered a massive increase in morbid obesity, heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.” (Wu 2) In Fahrenheit 451 readers understand and comprehend that theses people were not what today’s society would call healthy. Through Bradbury’s description of Mildred's physical description, he shows readers that she is not healthy. He shows us this through describing her extremely pale white skin. Her unhealthiness could be because of lack of doctors visits, or lack of eating but the reasoning behind these things would be the overuse of technology Not only had they suffered dramatically in physical ways but socially this community had been affected drastically. “Social problems are rampant: idleness, alcoholism, drug addiction, and suicide have reached some of the highest levels on earth.” (Wu 2) Bradbury predicted that these social issues would become an issue in the future if technology kept growing at the rate it was through the use of Mildreds drug use in the first few chapters of the book. Bradbury does not specify if Mildred did it because she was bored, suicidal, or stupid, but all three ways are being affected by

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