Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury makes lots of predictions about the future and some of them are exaggerated but some of the predictictions are pretty close to what is happening in the modern world. The citizens in Fahrenheit 451 aren’t allowed to read books because the government banned them so they wouldn’t get too smart, because everyone should be equal. In Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury makes numerous predictions about the future, some of which are coming true today such as the importance of technology, people moving so fast they don’t have time for others, and people’s lack of responsibility for their actions. In the book people can’t reading so they sit inside on the couch and watch TV. Today it is almost the same, some people like to sit down and watch TV or play video games more than they like to sit down and read. “It's really fun. It'll be even more fun when we can afford to have the fourth wall installed. How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a wall-TV put in. It's only two thousand dollars” (20). This quote is important because Mildred is so into her TV because she can’t read that she wants a fourth one installed for two thousand dollars. Another example of people liking technology more than books is Mildred is saying that the TV (the family) makes her laugh. “My ‘family’ is people. They tell me things: I laugh they laugh! And the colors!” (73). This is important because she is saying the TV is her family and when she laughs they laugh. This shows how technology was important then because it made people happy and it is still doing the same now. Another way Ray Bradbury predicts the future is when he describes how fast the cars are and how people don’t have time for others in their lives. This is like today because people are always goings so fast and are always doing something, and they don’t have time
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