Fahrenheit 451 Technology Essay

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While Swift only played with an idea of a place of a dim and grim future for the human race, in Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury the reader gets to see what a dystopia truly is. Set in a world where books are illegal and firemen’s only job is to light fire instead of putting it out, Fahrenheit 451 showcases what is society without the intellect of books and the influence of technology. Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. […] Rule 1. Answer the alarm swiftly. 2. Start the fire swiftly. 3. Burn everything (Bradbury 45) In this classic form of dystopia government has instructed the destruction of every books. While there is no exact antagonist or form of totalitarian government present during the course of the book,…show more content…
Suzanne Collins also plays with the idea of mass media being the evil, mindless “entertainment” that is “Taking kids from our districts, forcing them to kill one another while we watch - this is the Capitol’s way of reminding us how totally we are at their mercy.” (Collins 16) Yet, in recent years, like it happens with so many other genres, dystopian fictions are too being romanticised. A good example of that is a novel called Delirium by Lauren Oliver, where the events are revolving around the apparent liability of the emotion that is love. The world of the book blames everything, that has gone wrong in the world over the years, on the strongest human emotion, love. According to the totalitarian government love is a disease and should be treated as such, therefore everyone at the age of 18 are treated with an injection that kills off that emotion

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