What Is The Power Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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Technology over the years have improved in drastic ways over the centuries and are getting more involved in our daily lives some in good ways but some are bad. Technology has cut off the way humans interact and speak distracting them from doing basic things like talking, cutting off any social interactions hiding behind a screen. People stop talking to their families, when they do talk they feel very uncomfortable and out of place. Ray Bradbury shows examples of technology getting in the way in his book Fahrenheit 451. Ray shows the readers how the power of technology does affect people in many ways in his book how it suppresses and replaces true human interaction. In the book there is a man named Guy Montag he is a fireman ,but his job …show more content…
Phelps and Mrs. Bowles are just as obsessed and heartless as she is. Mrs. Phelps's husband went off to the war and she is not worried about him said she wouldn’t cry, to just get a new husband if he died,”Anyway, Pete and I always said, no tears, nothing like that. It’s our third marriage each and we’re independent. Be independent, we always said. He said, if I get killed off, you just go right ahead and don’t cry, but get married again, and don’t think of me”, Montag’s society is so obsessed about technology they are mind controlled by it not being able to see the true meaning behind it . Mildred’s other friend Mrs. Bowles has had two children and she didn’t want them to love but only to reproduce just to make sure the human race goes on,”No use going through all of that agony for a baby. The world must produce, you know, the race must go on.”( 92 ). She does not care they children she just looks at it as a human duty to fulfill not just to have kids to raise and care for.She is so brainwashed from the television she doesn’t even care not to see them and when she does she treats it like a chore,”I plunk the children in school nine days out of ten. I put up with them when they come home three days a month; it’s not bad at all. You leave them into the ‘parlor’ and turn the switch. It’s like washing clothes; stuff laundry in and slam the lid”, both Mrs. Bowles and her children do not communicate because of technology this is how it cuts off human …show more content…
They do not care for any individuals or anyone they are just as heartless as them. When Montag was on the run for having possession of books, and burning his Captain they could not find him. From the government not being able to find him they started to look bad, and did not want people to start to wonder so the best they could do is to make up a plan to make them look good in some way or somehow. So by doing this they found a decoy by just putting all the blame on him by killing him to just please the community,” The camera fell upon

the victim, even as did the Hound. Both reached him simultaneously. The victim was seized by Hound and camera.”( 142 ). In Guy Montag’s society everyone is brainwashed by technology including his government. From them relying so heavily on technology they ignore daily activities like talking and actually showing emotion towards other humans. From this happening they are very emotionless to a lot of this and don’t show any empathy for it because they do not believe they are doing wrong. They do not want anything to go wrong or for something to feel bad so they would do anything to make everything okay with fake

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