Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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Imagine a society where owning books is illegal, and the penalty for their possession—to watch them combust into ashes. Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, illustrates just such a society. Bradbury wrote his science fiction in 1951 depicting a society of modern age with technology abundant in this day and age—even though such technology was unheard of in his day. Electronics such as headphones, wall-sized television sets, and automatic doors were all a significant part of Bradbury’s description of humanity. Human life styles were also predicted; the book described incredibly fast transportation, people spending countless hours watching television and listening to music, and the minimal interaction people had with one another. Comparing…show more content…
When the public does not know what the government or the CIA is doing, it cannot voice its approval or disapproval of their actions. In fact, they can even lie to your about what they are doing or have done, and you will not know it.”(Institute) Why would the CIA want to limit what people can read? Why does the government in Montag’s world burn books in order to keep people from reading? They both wish to censor the people from the truth, to distract them from seeking out what is really going on behind the curtains. As technology grows, the ability to . The mechanical hound that serves as the firemen's companion has the ability to sense people and sniff them out like a real dog, it is also fitted with a large needle that injects medicine that causes death. The same can be said when you look at the U.S.’s recent scandals such as the NSA invading people's privacy through the use of computers and the destruction capable by the use of drones. Technology, in the book, became experienced enough that mobile robots are able to perform on their own, while we have yet to actually make a robot walk on its own accord. The idea of conformity is portrayed all throughout the book in education, entertainment and even fear. Much like our society today, we have controversy thrown at us everyday, to keep our minds busy just as it says in the book “The televisor is ‘real.’ It
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