Technology In The Novel: Player Piano By Kurt Vonnegut

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Player Piano is a science fiction that deals with the advancement of technology in the modern world. This shows the anti-machine sentiment.Kurt Vonnegut was surrounded by engineers and machinery in the city of Schenectady and this is the main reason for writing the novel Player Piano. Player Piano takes the trend toward automation about whatKurt Vonnegut observed at General Electric and his experience at his work place is the prime reason for its logical conclusion. Few engineers and managers are replaced by machines, without realizing the devastated consequences. It has hurt the self-esteem of the displaced workers. The unemployment crisis because of the newly introduced machines, the unheeded human values, the psychological upset of the …show more content…
When the olden days are compared with the recent times many people are unemployed due to the technological development. The novel expresses the fact that human beings are more addicted to the advanced technology and that leads to destruction and dehumanization of mankind. It is very important to understand the fact that technology should be made for man and not man for technology. The technology keeps men as slavesand prevents from becoming the master which in turn leads to the question that haunts …show more content…
The society without machines cannot live their life properly. Each and everything is based on machines. The main plot contains the main story about how the technology has suppressed the humans and the sub plot contains as Shah of Bratpuhr describes the mentality of Americans. He is a spiritual leader and he goes to America at the time of depression. There is no connection between the two plots. With the help of the sub plot Shah of Bratpuhr paints the complete picture of the American society. Shah of Bratpuhr makes more fun on the American way of life. He and his assistant mostly talk about technology and its impact on

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