Technology In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Technologies has been around for quite some time now. It has advance rapidly, rising in popularity. Now a day everyone has some kind of technological gadget on their person. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, readers are introduced to a society that has become totally dependent on technologies for everything. Technologies provides services from entertainments to labors. The people’ got so caught up in the benefit of technologies that they neglected their society. They could not see the impact technologies have on their community. Technologies have the same effect on both individuals in the book and individuals in the real world. Utilizing technologies drive people apart because it decreases the need to socialize and it impede the development …show more content…

With the increasing amount of computerize things, people began to lose social etiquette. These in turn cause more disagreement and arguing, because people do not know how to act around each other. For the most part everyone have some kind of technologies in their house or on their person. No one ever really has the time to socialize with people because they have their phones and tablet to keep them busy. Technologies provides the necessary distractions to last a lifetime for people. In the book Fahrenheit 451 the main character, Montag, has a very estranged relationship with his wife. His wife and the rest of the people in the book are so caught up watching and “listening to far people in far places,” that they forgot about the people closes to them (Bradbury 39). Instead of putting effort in to their relationship Mildred, Montag’s wife, rather follow a fictional story broadcasted on TV. The problem with increase access to technologies is that it decreases the desire to communicate with real people. Socializing with other people face to face is hard enough as it …show more content…

Technologies provide a common ground on different matters from politics to shows to converse over. For instance, in the book Mildred and her friends were having a little get together and they were not lacking in conversation piece, “they were like a monstrous crystal chandelier tinkling in a thousand chimes…they were screaming at each other” (Bradbury 89). There is no doubt that technologies like TV and phones have allowed every one access to the same things, and this allowed people to have more things to say. Although technologies have provided more things to talk about, other people think that it impedes the development of intimate relationship. The conversation that people have now a day lack enthusiasm and is short lived. When they talk they “named a lot of cars or clothes…they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else” (Bradbury 28). The conversation lacks depth and complexity that is required to form close bond with other people. As much as there are things to talk about, they are very superficial. The conversation began strong but soon hit dead end every single time. As said before when people socialize less and less their social skill deteriorate. Forming relationship with others required time, effort, and a little bit of social skill. These days’ no one really has the time to spend quality time to make long and personal conversation

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