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Technology Ruins Social Interactions In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Technology Ruins Social Interactions Albert Einstein said, “ I fear that one day technology will surpass our human interaction, the world will have a generation of idiots.” Einstein highlights the use of how technology can cause people to ignore each other and their surroundings. In Fahrenheit 451, people in this society are affected by technology causing them to have trouble communicating with each other. We all know that technology also helps people in some ways. In the story Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, he uses the indirect characterization of Mildred’s actions and Montag’s concerns to illustrate their lack of interaction leading to Montag’s loss of self worth.

The author Bradbury uses indirect characterization through the actions of Montag’s wife Mildred to illustrate her dedication to technology can decrease her nature of being social. In the quote “ Let me alone’ said mildred. I didn’t do anything. Let me alone! That’s all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not to be left alone. We need to be really bothered once in awhile. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?” (42). By the close of the novel the once Mildred has developed into a new habit of being into technology and not willing interact with her husband. Here, Mildred employs the phrase “ Let me alone” to imply how she doesn’t want to be around with her husband and just want to spend her all time on technology.
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