Reflection On Fahrenheit 451

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In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main character is Guy Montag, and he is married to his oblivious wife: Mildred Montag. Mildred is distracted and completely blinded by reality. One of the many things that distracts Mildred is her parlor walls, which are walls with “giant” TV’s. As she continues to follow society, she doesn’t realize how blinded she is on by what is going on around her. As I read deeper into the book, I started to realize how accurate Bradbury was on our society today. In today’s society, most people can’t go a day without their phones, it’s second nature to pull out the phone and look at that bright illuminating touch screen that fascinates today’s generation. Technology is distracting people from reality and what’s really important. I believe that Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451,…show more content…
In the meantime, technology is also made to improve and enhance our daily lives, but sometimes people take their technology for granted; and we become lazy. Instead of walking to school, which requires work, we can now use Hoverboards so we won’t have to put in the work. Yes, it may be a more efficient and faster way of getting to school, but it only makes people lazier and more reliant on other types of transport other than walking. In the book Fahrenheit 451, when Mildred overdoses on sleeping pills, a “machine” is brought into their house to drain all the chemicals out of her, and to replace her contaminated blood. Montag makes an analogy saying: “It slid down into her stomach like a black cobra down an echoing well looking for all the old water." (Bradbury 14). Here Montag is saying that this “machine” is so mechanical, it’s scary; it’s literally sucking out all the poisons from overdosing and replacing her old blood with new blood; something a human could never do in that short of time. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, there is no need for human doctors anymore, because now machines can do all the work, and so the humans don’t
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