Fahrenheit 451 Technology Analysis

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“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” said Albert Einstein in 1905 which accurately represents the dystopia in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. In the story the world revolves around technology and how it has gained control over the people by reducing human interaction and replacing people in peoples lives. The novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury depicts a dystopian future in which there is a society that is controlled and manipulated by the technology that surrounds them. In the world of Fahrenheit 451 technology envelopes people, serves as a respite from their world, and also keeps the people under control. Sea shells, or earbuds, are depicted as everyday devices that most people use constantly, to drown out time in the actual world. The seashells are comparable to the earbuds we use today. The book says "And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an…show more content…
The parlor walls are like giant TVs. They are used similarly to put tvs. In the story Mildred says “It'll be even more fun when we can afford to have ; fourth wall installed. How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV1 put in? It's only two thousand dollars.” Page (19). The excerpt from the novel shows how reliant people are to technology for entertainment. They want to be completely enveloped by technology. In the story Mildred says “Poor family, poor family, oh everything gone, everything, everything gone now…” Page (108). What I understood from this quote is that she is morose about how she Is losing her “family” or the parlour walls. This just goes on to show how much she cares about her technology. It shows that she has grown a connection strong enough with the tvs that she considers them
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