Technology In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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This meme is from the government's perspective in the novel "Fahrenheit 451", and is trying to convince people of their society to use technology. Technology is a major issue as well as a major topic in the novel. Not only is this a major topic in the novel, but is also a message Ray Bradbury wanted to warn people about today. For these reasons, technology is the main focus of this meme. Bradbury wanted to warn people today that technology will have negative impacts on our everyday lives. Technology really does get in the way of our lives, even Steven Spielberg says so himself, "Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone." …show more content…

In the novel, there are many instances where technology can be seen getting in the way of the character's lives. Mildred a character in the novel who's life is filled with technology obviously has instances where it can be seen getting in the way of her everyday life. For example, Mildred has cut off a conversation with her husband Montag, and does so to talk with her friends about technology. Montag says, “God, Millie, don’t you see? An hour a day, two hours, with these books, and maybe…’ The telephone rang. Mildred snatched the phone. ‘Ann!’ She laughed. ‘Yes, the White Clown’s on tonight” (Bradbury 70). Mildred chooses to talk about technology with her friends as oppose to talking to her husband about society, totally disregarding who she was talking to. Ultimately, Mildred is getting distracted by technology and is disregarding the people around her, and is something Bradbury wanted to warn people about today, which indeed

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