The Theme Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Technology plays such a big role in today’s society. Imagine having technology doing everything for you. Having a mechanical dog or a machine that butters your toast for you. This is what the characters in Fahrenheit 451 all have. My goal for this paper is to clearly represent the overall theme for Fahrenheit 451 which is the over dependence on technology on how it can disconnect people from reality. In this section of the book, Mildred(Guy Montag’s wife) was using her seashells to disconnect from reality.“ And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind. The room was indeed empty. Every …show more content…

This is where the next quote comes in. “ Off-hours, yes. But time to think? If you’re not driving a hundred miles an hours, at a clip where you can't think of anything else but the danger, then you’re playing some type of game or sitting in some room where you can’t argue with the four wall televisor. Why? The televisor is ‘real’. It is immediate, it has dimension. It tells you what to thinks and blasts in it. It must be, right. It seems so right. It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusions your mind hasn’t had time to process, ‘What nonsense?’” (Bradbury 84) In this section, Faber was explaining to guy that modern life moves on so fast and so loud that people don’t have time to stop and think about how television controls people. This ties along with the last quote about Mildred and her TV family. Faber realized that people being so dependant on technology isn’t right and it is taking away from normal life. Even people today feel like technology distracts us from real life and how we don’t have time to stop and think about what is actually happening. The best point Faber made in this quote was how it (television) rushes you by so quickly without having time to process. It shows that Faber acknowledges how destructive television and technology can be in general. This quote especially helps my theme because it shows that someone in the book has realized that people have become …show more content…

By creating a family that is a piece of technology, it would seem that there was something wrong in their own families. Having to resort to making a family out of something not real. A literary device that Bradbury used well in Fahrenheit 451 is similes. He compared different things to each other (humans to animals) but still made it seem realistic. “The violin squeaking of mice, and the great shadowing, motion silence of the hound we been out like a moth in the wrong light.” (Bradbury 25). Bradbury shows how technology played a big part in their

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