Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1177 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 5 Pages
In a society where nobody is smart, all people are dominated by one force: technology. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, expresses the various themes of societal domination, individuality, and great realizations of rights and wrongs. Guy Montag, a fireman, burns the homes of those who own any type of book. He becomes obsessed with breaking away from the status quo and exploring books in order to expand his mental abilities and knowledge. His wife, Mildred, is addicted to technology and is very unaware of what happens in her surroundings. Fahrenheit 451 conveys a powerful message towards its readers through its connections of technology, addiction, and destruction of society.
Technology can be taken easily as an addiction, which connects to the modern world in the way that everybody uses it more than it should be used. What starts as experimenting or simply trying something out may eventually turn into a daily activity and obsession. Margaret Kaminski, in her magazine article, "Help! I can 't put down my phone," describes the modern- day case of a teen with an addiction to technology, implying that society is slowly becoming dominated by technological advancement. As Mildred discusses her television set collection, she tells Montag “it is only two thousand dollars,” and that “[he should] consider [her]” desires because it is also her home (Bradbury 20-21). She acts as if it is not a large expense to the household and as if money is earned so easily. Technology is something…

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