Compare And Contrast Essay On Fahrenheit 451 And Technology

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Corrupt Technology In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, technology derives the society from reality. Imagine a society where people care more about their technology than their own families. A Mother who cares more for her television than her own son or daughter. There are kids who kill each other and play violent games due to the propaganda of technology. This society is delusional to the fast rising totalitarian government that 's right at their doorstep. This rising power is feeding the society technology until they can 't take anymore. Tv’s are a prime example of how the society is being manipulated into ignoring reality. The society in this novel is emotionless and heartless due to technology diluting the society 's mind. Technology may be …show more content…
“Will you turn the parlour off?" asked Guy Montag to his wife. "That 's my family." Mildred replied. She is so obsessed with her televisions that she believes it 's part of the family. Mildred is not the only mind that has been corrupted by technology. The firemen believe that technology can replace the powerful knowledge of books: "All of those chemical balances and percentages on all of us here in the house are recorded in the master file downstairs. It would be easy for someone to set up a partial combination on the Hound 's ‘memory,’ a touch of amino acids, perhaps. That would account for what the animal did just now. Reacted toward me.(56)" Montag finds out that the mechanical hound’s memory can change by changing its chemical make-up. The mechanical hound is a perfect example of how deadly technology can be. The mechanical hound is an eight legged robot dog that has a needle in its mouth. The purpose of the mechanical hound is to neutralize anyone with or near a book: “Those who don 't build must burn(118)”. Captain Beatty believes that technology is the future to happiness and whoever doesn 't agree will burn along with the

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