The Role Of Technology In Fahrenheit 451

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In the book “Fahrenheit 451” the people live in a technology based society. They rely on technology for their entertainment, education, and safety. While reading the novel the reader gets a look into Guy Montag’s thoughts as he struggles with what he thinks is right and what the rest of the world thinks is wrong. In “Fahrenheit 451” the world is ran by technology. For example, at the fire station montag worked as a fireman for, there was a mechanical hound in replacement of a fire station dog. There were also tv panels known as “parlors’ people payed to have installed into their homes as a source of entertainment. Mildred, her friends, and people all over the world spent hours of their time watching the programs displayed by the parlors. Mildred, …show more content…
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