Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1769 Words Jan 4th, 2016 8 Pages
"Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” This quote is said by Granger, when he is talking to Montag about what his grandfather has told him. This quote tells us that the people in this society need to open their eyes and look around at the beauty of the earth. They need to live their lives to the fullest and actually appreciate what is around them because it is better than anything that is made in a factory or that they can buy, such as technology. In Ray Bradbury 's novel 'Fahrenheit 451 ', the deadening power of technology suppresses or replaces true human interaction or experience. The teenagers in the book, are immersed in technology, which takes away from their normal interactions with each other and this leads to conflict. "But I don 't think its social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk, do you? An hour of TV class, an hour of basketball or baseball or running, another hour of transcription history or painting pictures, and more sports, but do you know, we never ask questions, or at least most don 't; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us siting there for four more hours of film teacher. That 's not social to me at all." (Bradbury, pg.29) At school, Clarisse is labelled as anti-social because she thinks for herself and decides not to participate in things. At her school they have scheduled…

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