Effects Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, technology plays a big part. The book mostly gives the readers a new perspective on how technology takes away human interactions, like communication. Technology progresses year after year and “the new media offers novel ways to communicate that were not even conceivable to parents during their transition to adulthood” (Romer). Some of these new advances in technology have become addictive for children today. People seem unable to put down their devices and enjoy their environment around them. Sales was never a struggle for telephones, they “are the most popular innovations of the world,” that only used to be owned by “primarily male, thirty-five to fifty year olds” (Batchelor). In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury talks about the harmful impacts that technology has on the world, especially decreasing …show more content…
One article says “Bradbury is able to convey how technological advances for destructive purposes” (“Fahrenheit”). The technology in Fahrenheit 451 hurts characters daily life skills such as communication, which shows the negativity technology can have on others. Technology is an addiction, and it is hard to sometimes turn that device off. This is what Bradbury emphasizes when Montag asks Mildred “Will you turn the parlour off?” (“Bradbury”). She refuses to turn her “family” off. There, Bradbury is expressing the connection people can have with their devices, and how a small gadget can have an effect on people like it does today (Bradbury). The devices can be an addiction to people like it was to Mildred. Mildred refusing to turn off her parlour walls is parallel to people’s inability to turn off their devices, such as an iPhone. Kids these days are addictive to their technology, and find it hard to put down sometimes. Through Mildred, Ray Bradbury shows the readers that technology can be an addiction to