Fahrenheit 451 Thesis

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Why are people in the human society not interacting as much as before? Whether it be just physically talking to somebody or maintaining family relationships with relatives. This decline in interaction is caused by technology. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, acceleration of technology minimized the socialization among people leading to a society in which young adults were not exposed to the real world resulting in a depressed generation that could not face reality and live by themselves lacking enough understanding of how the world functions. In the twentieth century, there was a rapid growth of technology. Beatty believes that “Things began to have mass” as people started switching to motion pictures, radio and television from books. “Everything boils down to the gag, the snap ending”, after the development of technology, people no longer needed books as they got addicted to technology. The society gradually eliminated books as people thought books were inappropriate in many aspect like they urged people to think that they were inferior or superior to other which caused jealous people, Society was doing instead of thinking. The growth of technology minimized socialization among people. Technology provided people with all the entertainment and functions people needed. This eliminated the cause of physical communication. Clarisse's friends think, “It's social to get a bunch of people together and then not let them talk”, she explains to Montag. "I am antisocial and I do not mix, they say" Her friends think so despite clarisse being talkative and friendly.Being Social to the generation means something different. It means interacting with technology not with actual people, it means isolation. Futuristic technologies like the seashell radios help isolate people and create a world in which communicating with others is nearly impossible leading to a more

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