The Influence Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In today’s current culture, we live in a world where technology is present in almost every aspect of life. Most people can’t survive a day without their phone and teens commit suicide because they are being cyberbullied online. In Ray Bradbury 's “Fahrenheit 451” (1953) the main character (Montag’s) wife Mildred spends her days staring at television screens which are projected on the walls called “parlor walls”. The walls speak to her, Mildred and her friends believe they are living in a fake reality caused by the television and media. People in this dystopian society are completely dependent upon technology to live a happy life. Ray Bradbury predicts that in the future, society will be corrupted by technology. The lack of individuality and human connection throughout the book reveals that technology dehumanizes the futuristic society in Fahrenheit 451. People don’t have porches anymore, they would much rather sit inside and stare at the walls “No front porches. My uncle says there used to be front porches. And people sat there sometimes at night and thought about things...people talked too much. And they had time to think. So they ran off with the porches. And the gardens, too. ” (63) Bradbury talks about how people used to go outside and live life. As technology became essential to society, the people started to be brainwashed by it. Instead of appreciating nature or going outside, people lived as hermit crabs inside their homes and fried their brains with media. The

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