Similarities Between The Lllt And Fahrenheit 451

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Everytime a phone, a laptop, an iPad is being used, is how much humanity depends on technology ever thought of? Or how many things are slowly being left behind because of it? It’s scary to think of what our lives could become if we continue down this path. Could our society become what authors like Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, and Kurt Vonnegut feared and warned us about in texts like Fahrenheit 451, 1984, Harrison Bergeron, and The Vedlt? These texts all in some way or another can be compared and contrasted thematically since they all develop a cautionary message about the overuse, abuse, and overwhelming presence of technology, mass media, and what our society could someday become. Fahrenheit 451 is a great example of how these issues could possibly affect our society, and how it can connect to 1984, Harrison Bergeron, the Veldt, and countless other stories with the theme of an abundance of technology and mass media is striking. Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 are the most similar books thematically speaking, even though they are not exactly the same Both books serve to us as an omen of what we can become, …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451 Mildred, who represents the masses, is a perfect example of overuse, and abuse of mass media and technology. She is constantly surrounded by t.v’s, the parlor, ignoring anything and everything that went on around her, and she can be compared to Katherine 1984 who in some ways was the same. Katherine in 1984 was also a representation of the masses, and she was constantly fed by the party through telescreens, which like the parlor in Fahrenheit 451 were everywhere and always on; the only difference is that the telescreens also had cameras to watch the people and to keep them

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