The Veldt, The Pedestrian, By Ray Bradbury

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“I don't try to predict the future. I try to prevent it.” (Bradbary). Ray Bradbury is an author that in many of his works there is a recurring theme of technology and the modernization of the world having a negative impact on the society of that world. Bradbury does this in his works by using advanced writing techniques and very descriptive and immersive imagery. Three such works where technology and modernization have negatively affected society are Fahrenheit 451, The Veldt, and The Pedestrian. The theme of technology and modernization is evident in these three works because of aspects of each of these pieces that are similar to each other and the theme. Fahrenheit 451 shows this at several points throughout the story in where technology …show more content…

In fahrenheit 451 technology has consumed the minds of the common people and they let it happen to the willingly. Montag a man over taken with the urge to gain the knowledge of books, to gain something real in his otherwise fake and cold world ,takes any risk and any chance to do it. in this way it can be argued that Montag is in the wrong for being in the wrong because society itself has accepted the change. “ So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man's mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won't stomach them for a minute.".The veldt is an extreme version of a society overtaken by technology because it is a society where children resent their parents for their lack of parental love and touch. A society so overtaken by technology that there are no real interactions and relationships. There is the point that could be made that this is a better world with the advantage of super technology that can really benefit but it's the parents fault for incorrectly raising their children “One of the original uses of these nurseries was so that we could study the patterns left on the walls by the child's mind, study at our leisure, and help the child”. This shows that there was good reason for the use of technology but it was ultimately the parents fault for the children's flaws. Mr. Leonard Mead or The Pedestrian was a man that represents the negative effects of technology in a milder way than the other two.. Walking in society just for the purpose of walking is a crazy because why would you do that when you can just watch tv, it seems like such a waste of time to just walk without purpose. But the true meaningless thing in the world of The Pedestrian is tv because it is a mindless sucker of free thought and cognitivism. “To the Psychiatric Center for Research on

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