Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 serves as a warning for future generations, and if this warning is not heated all humans will pay the price. The novel is meant to be a glance at the future if humans don’t change their abuse of technology, lack of individuality, and the destruction of the environment. From the times of black and white television, to flat screen TVs; the grip of technology on people, young and old, has changed the way of life. The dystopian societies of Wall-E and Fahrenheit 451 can relate closely to the world we see through modern news articles. Seamlessly, technology has integrated itself into the everyday lives of people so people never stop to question the boundaries between themselves and their devices that they now …show more content…

In the movie Wall-E, the protagonist, Wall-E finds himself on a spaceship containing all of the past citizens of Earth. There, he interrupts a conversation between a woman and her device, which he struggles to do because she is so oblivious to the outside world. The woman is suddenly broken out of her technologically induced trance, and notes her whereabouts. In this scene of the movie, Wall-E represents Clarisse from Fahrenheit 451 as she opens the eyes of Montag. As the woman in the movie noticed the world around her, so did Montag. Montag started to notice the changes in the weather and the feelings of others. Montag had observed, “One day it was raining, the next it was clear” (25). Before meeting Clarisse, or Wall-E, the only lives that Montag or the Women had known were to listen and obey. Listening thoughtlessly doesn't take much from a person, perhaps that is why so many people today are inclined to do …show more content…

Moreover, this addiction isn’t substance abuse, but it’s one of the few things that are available to almost everyone in the U.S. The question to ask is who is benefiting from this addiction? It isn’t the addict, and it isn’t the people around them. The only people this affects positively are the people on top. With a nation full of mindless internet addicts, it's easy to have the control you’ve always wanted. In Wall-E, all the people live mindlessly because that way they are simply easier to handle. The next generation of the United States will never know what life would have been like without the constant access to technology. A study held by Behavior and Social Networking researchers from the University of Melbourne tested 173 students for Internet addiction. Results showed that, “10 percent of the students posted scored high enough to put them at risk for Internet Addiction”(Tara Parker-Pope). In Fahrenheit 451, after the parlor walls are burned down Mildred mumbles to herself, “Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now” (108). Mildred had just turned in her husband, and is going to have her house burned down. The only thing she cares about is her television. Mildred had truly lost everything, her husband, her friends, and her home. To Mildred, she lost her one “everything”, and that was her television, her only

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