Humanity In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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The world was not what it is now. It changed and evolved, to the best, some may say, but it seems that it’s only going to its doom. Everything, in the 21rst century, is made to be easy and many find this pleasurable. But this easily leads to laziness and laziness to uncountable misfortunes. In the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, a plausible future for humanity is presented where technology, hollow, frenetic entertainment and instant gratification controls the life of the population. If the present human race continues on its current path, aspects of the everyday life envisioned in Fahrenheit 451 are entirely plausible since people are losing more and more of their humanity. Technology is taking a big part of the society, people are …show more content…
All of those advancements make that kids prefer, to interact with imaginary voices and characters instead of going outside with real genuine people and build themselves as working and sociable part of the society. Another research held in America shows that the average 8-18 years old spends 13.2 hours per week playing video games (Education 's article). That is a little bit more than half a day doing nothing more than just sitting in front of a screen and losing bit by bit the ability to be a sociable person. All of this let 's see that technology is now taking such a big part in people 's life that the future concerning the invasion of electronics in our lives, presented in Fahrenheit 451 is completely plausible. Therefore, that also leads to the fact that the human race takes less care of others like themselves.

The reality that people are losing value in each other 's eyes, in the present society, is a concrete example, of how this society could turn out like the one in Fahrenheit 451. Firstly, in Fahrenheit, Montag and Mildred do not have the most loving and romantic relationship. They are not in love with each other and they can’t
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To begin, in Fahrenheit 451, books were abandoned because they could not please everyone and they were contradictory. Also, they made that it is not everyone that could have the same amount of knowledge since some read more than others. The people wanted them gone and the government made it happen. The discard of books also led to the discard of knowledge. "School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored. Life is immediate, the job counts, pleasure lies all about after work. Why learn anything save pressing buttons, pulling switches, fitting nuts and bolts?" (Bradbury 55). It is possible to see there that education was so underrated that it became something that was perceived as not necessary. Even Clarisse mentioned that school was not what it is supposed to be. Secondly, the future generations of this society, do not believe in learning what is not necessary to them. If they are not going to use it, then why learn it. That kind of thinking leads to the disinterest that kids give to study. This kind of thinking is similar to the beliefs present in Fahrenheit 451, everything that is not necessary, is dropped for quick and easy pleasure. And that is why the world today could turn out like the world in the book. Thirdly, this generation is getting very lazy and

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