The Nature Of Technology In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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It can be very easy to become caught up in the daily events of the world and it can also become easy to dissociate yourself from said events to the point where ignorance is bliss because knowing nothing is better than knowing anything at all. This tends to be the logic of the society in Ray Bradbury’s dystopian novel titled Fahrenheit 451. The majority of the people is heavily impacted by the world in which they live in. Technology rules their lives and by default takes control of them. Bradbury’s main points in this novel are that many, if not all, rely too strongly on technology, knowledge is never something people should stop striving for and individuals shouldn’t just accept what they are given just to become ignorant to the surrounding world and finally, masses have become extremely desensitized to death to the point where technology has more life than it’s creators.
Since this novel takes place in a time where technology tends to destructively dominate society, people will rely on it too much which eventually leads to the downfall of human to human contact. This connection is important when spreading knowledge and ideas with other people and without it, many cannot effectively communicate or make sense of their thoughts. Mildred, Guy Montag’s wife, is a keen example for the majority of the people who are obsessed with technology. She is constantly attached to the parlor walls, which are basically just giant t.v’s that display a show called the “White Clown”. This

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