Fahrenheit 2013 Essay

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Honors American Literature December 13, 2013 Fahrenheit 2013 “Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge.” -Faber (Bradbury 2.178-81). A place exists today where beings walk forward on the same path they walk every day of their lives. With heads looking down and feet working independently, these beings move at the same rhythm as their brethren with a mind as dull as a rock. Their eyes beaming blankly at the “everything device,” computing to the brain that there is a brand new six second video out to stimulate the humor section of the brain, but not computing that there is a tree stump approaching. The beings are controlled by the device audibly saying where to turn next, instructing the brain to tell the legs to do as such. For all the being does not know, it could be actively controlled like a remote control car to drive straight off of a cliff. But the being is far too busy to think for himself and look up. It is the dependency that ultimately depletes individual intelligence and increases the conformity to popular notions. Zooming out from Google Earth for a little while, one can see that there is a scary amount of truth in the idea of technological dependence of civilization and that it will most likely be the “straw “ that will break humanity’s back somewhere far into the future. Many well-renowned works of literature have touched on and/or delved into the subject of dystopia and how things might operate in an alternate universe, but none do the topic justice quite like Ray Bradbury does in his masterpiece Fahrenheit 451. The tragic story tells of a troubled “fireman,” named Guy Montag, and his infinite struggle to attain knowledge in a society that shuns it. Through the ideals behind this book, positions behind the notion that our society either compares or does not compare to Bradbury’s parallel universe can be

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