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The Role Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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In this ever changing society, technology and social media began to play more prominent roles in people’s lives. With the growth of technology and social media, people are losing both physical and emotional connections with others. Albert Einstein was a famous scientist who once said, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” This quote symbolizes how people are disconnected from each other and how technology can cause more harm than good. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the society was reliant on technology, and as a result people became more distant than ever from each other. In fact, the main character, when describing his marriage, realizes that he and his wife are more like strangers than partners. Unfortunately, this has become a society norm for them, and has also translated into modern day society. Today, technology and social media has negatively impacted personal relationships, the workforce, as well as friendships.…show more content…
In the book, the main character, Montag, is considered the society’s ideal man; he conforms to all of the rules and believes in the greatness of technology. However, throughout the development of the book, Montag’s character shifts to a man who questions society and craves human connection, something that is specifically forbidden. Montag’s crave for human connection is displayed through conversations he has with his wife, Mildred. Mildred, more commonly known as Millie, is considered society’s ideal woman; she follows the rules blindly and is cut off from her emotions, so when her husband begins to crave human connection, she is
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