Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1086 Words Dec 4th, 2015 5 Pages
Each and every day, we spend hours on various forms of technology, instead of spending that time with family and friends. Our lives are so ingrained with technology, that one of our most natural reactions is to look at or phone after finishing with a task, or grab the TV remote when we get home. Even when we are away from home, some people are even thinking about the next time they are going to be using technology. It has become such a large part of our lives it can only get larger. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury really illustrates how technology can become a vice in our lives that we can’t escape. In the book, society has become consumed by technology, so much so that they have TV “walls” that take up an entire wall in their room. In Montag’s house, his wife already has 3 TV walls, and wants a fourth. Anybody who is also caught with books, has them burned, and is sent to an institution, just because they were reading. Just about every second of every day is spent on technology in this society and Bradbury is trying to warn us of the dangers of technology, and what can happen to our society if we get caught up too much in it. Technology can become a vice in our lives, because it consumes extraordinary amounts of time, makes people antisocial and can distract people from the important things in life. Technology can consume an extraordinary amount of time in our life, if we don’t limit our usage of it. In Fahrenheit 451, the citizens spend all day in front of their TV…

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