Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

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Have you ever wondered how TV and other media technology impacts our lives? In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury depicts a society that is immersed in technology, which becomes an obsession for most of its people. Bradbury also describes the negative effects that come with this technology, especially losing essential human traits like communication and common sense. Finally, Bradbury sends the message that technology is so powerful that it not only controls certain people, but an entire society as well. In the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury describes the dangers and negative effects that come from being exposed to the sights and sounds of media technology. In Fahrenheit 451, people are immersed in media their entire lives, and this later leads to many consequences. From a young age, people are exposed to their technology at school and at home. In the book, kids do not learn in classes like we do. Instead, they go to school and watch television, which exposes them to media technology twenty-four hours a day. “An hour of TV class, and hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures or more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours of film-teacher” (27). The children do not talk to each other or discuss anything with their classmates or their teachers. Because they are raised…

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