Fahrenheit 451 Technology Analysis

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Technology is becoming one of the best resources in the world, from looking up information for school, to entertaining people. In other words, it can keep people “happy.” In the book, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the public is so ingrained in their TV parlor shows that they make up a society in which reading, independent and creative thinking, and personal interactions are rare. In fact, informational books are outlawed, and the firefighters are assigned their positions to burn them. The main character, Guy Montag, eventually sees that society is becoming empty, and he sees the same problem occurring in his relationship with his wife, Mildred. The emptiness that manifests the general population is a result of the advanced technology that is in the future.…show more content…
Montag makes a point in stating that the people have become so implanted in their technology that they don’t interact with each other, and they all live asinine and monotonous lives. Mildred is the epitome of emptiness in society. The relationship between Mildred and Montag is distant and lacks love; Mildred is addicted to the TV, and she declines any conversation with Montag about their “love” for each other. They don’t even remember where they first met. Montag does not really love his wife, but he may have some feelings for her due to the fact that when Mildred overdoses on sleeping pills, Montag is alarmed and calls the paramedics. There may have been a point in the past where Montag loved Mildred for the person she was, but not for the person that she has

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