The Handmaid's Tale Quote Analysis

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Overexposure to technology causes a lack of knowledge and the inability to think. (SIP-A): It is clear that society lacks knowledge and is unable to think properly. (STEWE-1): When Mildred is rambling on about her parlor ‘family’, Montag asks her, "'does your 'family' love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul, Millie?'" (Bradbury 73). When Mildred responds, “‘Why’d you ask a silly question like that?’” (Bradbury 73), it is clear that the people of society don’t think. Mildred is the ideal member of society, and represents the general public of society as a whole. They don’t sit for a second and think, and realize how ridiculous of a noton it is to see a virtual family as actually, really loving you. The people of …show more content…

I think he’s one of the nicest looking men ever became president.’ ‘Oh, but the man they ran against him!’ ‘He wasn’t much, was he? Kind of small and homely and he didn’t shave too close or comb his hair very well’” (Bradbury 93). The people of society see the presidents and elections on their parlor walls, and as result of the constant entertainment they are used to, they only look at what lies on the outside. They chose Noble over Hoag because Noble simply looked better, and they could understand him. Hoag could have made a better president, but the people didn’t understand what he is saying. The parlor is making it seem that Noble is the better president because of his looks, stature, etc. The parlors make it so the people don’t think about who they are voting for in the election. If the people were to not be influenced by the parlors, they would see that Hoag could make just as a good of a president as Noble. The parlors make it so that the people don’t think and consider which candidate would do a better job and has more skill. The parlor makes it so that they vote purely based on

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