How Does Bradbury Use Technology In Fahrenheit 451
Topics: Fahrenheit 451, Technology, Society, Turn, The Wall, Ray Bradbury / Pages: 5 (1031 words) / Published: Feb 4th, 2016

Introduction Technology affects societies greatly as seen in Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury predicted people getting absorbed in technology and people now are already absorbed.To the people in the book technology is the most important thing in the world to them and will do anything to keep it. This society has lost all capacity to care for one another and cannot be social. If people do not have so many material things they are more social and creative.Technology is harming to to humanity and can destroy key human traits like compassion and sociability, as seen in Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury shows what happens to societies absorbed in technology.

Technology has absorbed Montag’s society to the point that it’s their number one priority.(SIP-A) Technology
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In schools they watch a tv teacher and people who talk are considered unsociable. "’I'm anti-social, they say. I don't mix. It's so strange. I'm very social indeed.It all depends on what you mean by social, doesn't it? Social to me means talking about things like this.’ She rattled some chestnuts that had fallen off the tree in the front yard. ‘Or talking about how strange the world is. Being with people is nice. But I don't think it's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk’”(Bradbury 27) Mildreds and her friends act social but they do not talk about anything it's just watching the wall. "’Doesn't everyone look nice!’ ‘Nice.’ ‘You look fine, Millie! ‘‘Fine.’ ‘Everyone looks swell.’ ‘Swell!’” (SIP-B) People in this society have used technology that they have become extremely unsociable and unable to talk to. (STEWE-1) Mildred can read lips and doesn't have to listen because she always has her seashells in.”She was an expert at lip-reading from ten years of apprenticeship at Seashell ear-thimbles.”(Bradbury 16) To the people in this society the act of talking itself is just absurd. "’Oh, just my mother and father and uncle sitting around, talking’...’But what do you talk about?’"(Bradbury 7). Being social in this society is disliked and very rare because people can not put aside …show more content…
(SIP-A) When people are not using technology all the time they have more time to think and be creative. Faber has been alone for so long and he does not use technology like everybody else. With all of his free time to think he has created and invented items to help people and has been more creative.”Faber opened the bedroom door and led Montag into a small chamber where stood a table upon which a number of metal tools lay among a welter of microscopic wire-hairs, tiny coils, bobbins, and crystals.”(Bradbury 86) Clarisse does not use technology like everybody else and she is more creative, she notices things other people don't and asks a lot of questions. “Have you seen the two-hundred-foot-long billboards in the country beyond town? Did you know that once billboards were only twenty feet long? But cars started rushing by so quickly they had to stretch the advertising out so it would last...Bet I know something else you don't. There's dew on the grass in the morning."(Bradbury 7) (SIP-B) Being without technology helps people think, remember,and reflect. The people in society did not do anything for their society because they were always using technology so that nothing was ever created. “What did you give to the city, Montag? Ashes. What did the others give to each other? Nothingness.”(Bradbury 149) When Montag was in the river he remember a farm that he had visited when he was a kid. “He

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