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The Overuse Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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In Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, the protagonist in the book, lives in a period of time where television is imperative while literature is on the verge of eradicating. Bradbury portrays a society where entertainment is not only a distraction, but it becomes a dominant aspect in the way individuals function in society. Furthermore, Montag’s ideal world is a world that sees a concept in books rather than television. We live in a world full of advanced technology, however there are drawbacks in the midst of the benefits. Fahrenheit 451 is an example that depicts the disadvantages that comes with the overuse of technology.
When technology is overused, social interaction can be hindered and an obsession may be formed. Montag’s, wife Mildred, develops a relationship with technology that ultimately affects her both mentally and socially. Throughout Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury describes various pieces of technology. The first electronic device the reader encounters is the seashell radio, which are tiny radios similar to ear buds. Mildred wears them frequently, so often, that she even wears them to bed. “There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea.”(pg 10). This quote used to describe Mildred's relationship with the seashell radio conveys how much technology has influenced her.
Even as she rests Mildred is confined to constant entertainment just as she is during the day with her parlor walls, which she is obsessed with. She
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