Fahrenheit 452

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In our 21st century today, it is somewhat precise to how Ray Bradbury portrayed the future in his novel “Fahrenheit 451.” Mildred Montag’s fate really matches up to the people in our society. Mildred, like many people today, are constantly on their technology devices and having no interest in the outside world. If more and more people in our word become like Mrs. Montag, then we will start losing interest in people and the world outside of technology. Bradbury reveals to the readers that Mildred Montag has short-term memory. Mildred easily forgets what happened the night before when she overdosed on sleeping pills. “Maybe you took two pills and forgot and took two more, and forgot again and took two more, and were so dopey you kept right on until you had thirty or forty of them in you” (Bradbury 19). Montag explains to Mildred that she could have possibly forgotten each time that she took a pill she accidentally overdosed. He also hints at her that maybe she had the thought of no longer wanting to be in living in their world anymore. But Mildred responds, “Heck, what would I want to go and do a silly thing like that for?” Personally I believe that this depiction of society that Bradbury drew for us has already started in our world today. Being a student, I know firsthand that the night before taking a quiz or test, many people will cram. They will cram all the information that they learned in a weeks worth of lessons into about 4 or more hours of study the night before. Last week in AP Psychology, my teacher gave the class a review test on all the information that we had gone over since the school year began. Almost all the students in the class, including me, had such a hard time with that test. Reasons being that about 80% of us crammed all the nights before a test and 3 hours after the test, we somehow told our selves that we did not need to remember the information that we tried so hard to learn the night before. Results for the review test was shocking....
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