Role Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Technology with the help of highly intellectual people can advance at a pace faster than one can imagine. Although technology has benefited so many people across the world, the addictive and controlling factor it has preoccupies people from many other important things in their lives. Not only is this a hard thing to stop, but people become so used to their technological demanding lives that most do not even want to attempt stopping more advancements. Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron”, and Bianca Boskers article “The Binge Breaker” all deal with technology. Collectively, they suggest that technology is distracting people from living their lives to the point where some can no longer take it, but trying to stop it has become …show more content…

When mentioning the three walls with interactive television, Montag questioned his relationship with Mildred wondering why “the uncles, the aunts, the cousins, the nieces, the nephews, that lived in those walls,, the gibbering pack of tree-apes that said nothing nothing and said it loud, loud, loud”(Bradbury 41) meant so much to her. Technology is hurting the people themselves, and their relationships with others, because at this point the technology is what they know will always be there for them. Montag’s curiosity he acquired after talking to Clarice caused him to wonder about books, and therefore he began to question the technology in their society as a whole. Montag then decided to rebel against everything and everyone he knew because he could no longer tolerate the way he was forced to live. After Montag committed murder, he fled the city and “ the hound did not touch the world. It carried its silence with it, so you could feel the silence building up a pressure behind you all across town. Montag felt the pressure rising and ran” (Bradbury 130). Montag was one of the few who wanted change, but the journey to do so was nearly impossible as he was being chased for a long time when he tried

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