Essay Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

1508 Words Sep 2nd, 2015 7 Pages
When a novel or movie is classed as being fictional, it is automatically assumed that the content inside is not related to our society today even if it is set in places or times different from our own. In the fictional novel Fahrenheit 451, the author Ray Bradbury is able to display ideas and problems that occur in our everyday lives even though it was written during the 1950’s. Bradbury is able to show the impact of technology on a society which includes the advantages that it has on that society but he is also able to show the major disadvantages that may occur from technology. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury conveys the idea of society discouraging individuality which causes the people of that society to have no creativity or independent thought. Another idea that Bradbury is able to show us is that courage is needed when you want change to happen in the society that you live in and to stand up for what you believe in. Technology can have its benefits but it can cause a wall between people that destroys meaningful relationships and creates a society that is single minded with no independent thought but change is possible if people are courageous enough to stand up for their beliefs.
Technology is something that has dramatically advanced in the past 100 years and has a lot of benefits in places like medicine but Bradbury was able to highlight a major concern in the idea of technology in that it will take over the lives of some people and destroy meaningful relationships. In…

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