Even though the government makes people believe that they have freedom of choice and that they are in total control of their lives, the dystopian society in ‘Fahrenheit 451‘ resembles the present day world because people have stopped questioning the government mainly due the fact that they have stopped reading which makes them ignorant and their lack of knowledge and their inability to think makes the government’s job easier to control and manipulate them through fear . Another reason why the society in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ resembles the current world is the excessive use of technology, television, internet and the lack of empathy and love.
The society shown in the book is highly conservative and is afraid of the government. People shown in this dystopian society are ignorant and they have lost their ability to think or to question. The government doesn’t want people to read books because books provoke thoughts and make people think and question.’ Fahrenheit 451’ was written in 1953 predicting the future of the American society where books would be illegal. Though this prediction was wrong and books are still legal but the main idea does actually reflect in our present society. People in general have stopped reading and are losing their ability to think. There is a lack of creativity. One of the main reasons behind people not reading books is due to the popularity of television, internet and media in general. According to the New Harris Poll an average adult user spends 24 hours or more on the internet each week. This is an alarming number because people are more into socializing on the internet rather than having real life interactions. This is exactly like the society in Fahrenheit 451 where the government has removed porches, front lawns and rocking chairs mainly because they don’t want people to socialize, think and talk.
Another reason why the society in ‘Fahrenheit 451’ resembles the modern world today is the total reliance on technology...
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