Ray Bradbury Essay

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In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 there is somewhat of a twilight zone feel, the novel was published in 1953 and is about how technology may take over the world. There are things that effect our viewpoints on the world every day, we constantly change with each second because of our own specific Character. The regular person will suffer from some form of oppression or targeting each day, this helps build empathy in everyone’s character. Empathy is when one person feels bad for something that has happened to another, such as if a school mate died you would feel empathy toward his siblings or family. In the novel, the main character is named Guy Montag; He is a firefighter in a dystopia, except the firefighters fight not against fires yet are in an ongoing war against literature. His wife is named Mildred Montag she is somewhat of robot, all she ever does is stay at home and talk to her “family” which is just programs on the television. Mildred is unaware that she is depressed because she has no flavor to her life, she thinks in her mind she is perfectly content with her seashell headphones and her parlor walls. Could a person be happy staying inside all day with just a television? Maybe if you figured the televisions were your family yet how could you get someone to believe that there family is nothing more than binary code. In today’s day and age we rely on that intrinsic reflex of automatically checking our phone after that subtle ring. If that’s all that our mind is worried about maybe we are heading to a sociopathic society. In the novel Mildred attempted to commit suicide, yet was caught just in the nick of time by Montag. When the ambulance rolled up a few engineers and large contraption and basically pumped her stomach and she was good as new. The government is sending out engineers instead of medical professionals because people are overdosing every day. Just like Mildred everyone is brainwashed into thinking they are content with how they live...
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