Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1207 Words May 5th, 2016 5 Pages
The life of an average person consists of waking up at the crack of dawn, commuting to their job, working for hours on end, attending extracurricular events following work, and repeating the cycle over and over and over. At some point, our lives becomes an endless rollercoaster that never seems to stop, with us along for the ride. Time is irreplaceable and irreversible, and before we know it, we are at the end of our days. Society creates an extremely fast pace for those along for the ‘rollercoaster ride.’ In certain moments of our lives, we try to take the quick fix that will help us get through uncomfortable situations in faster time or think far into our future that we can’t concentrate on the present. A fast-paced society creates an atmosphere with unnecessary stress and the need for constant entertainment. In the novel, “Fahrenheit 451,” Ray Bradbury expresses the impending stress on the society in the dystopian future due to the pace of life, which is similar, yet different, to modern day society in our advancement in technology and the treatment of people in the slower lane of life.
Industrialization of technology has allowed for productivity levels to rise, but it has also created the desire to constantly be doing something. Technology establishes communication between individuals, however it is making society finish tasks at unreasonably fast paces and requires little thought process as to how a situation is solved. When everyone around us is continuously on the…

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