Role Of Parlor Walls In Fahrenheit 451

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In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, technology is misused to control people, as illustrated by the parlor walls, the seashells, and the mechanical hound. In the first instance, the parlor walls damaged the relationship between viewers and their actual families. When Montag asked his wife to turn down the parlor so he could think, “She went out of the room and did nothing to the parlor and came back. ‘Is that better?’” (23). The parlor programs distracted Millie from reality so much that she disregarded her husband's requests, even when she thought Guy was sick. Next, the seashells provided a constant distraction between users and reality. After Guy and Millie’s failed attempt to talk in the car Montag found out “she had the Seashells stuffed

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