Fahrenheit Essay

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Fahrenheit 451 In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 people in this novel seem like robots to me, they do not seem to really have a clue on what is going on in their society. Throughout this essay reader response theory will be applied, and as a reader I can relate to this novel. With all this newer technology coming out you find more and more people becoming more adapted and glued to their technology, and I am also one that is guilty of that issue. You see less and less people reading actual books or spending time outside or with their families and that’s because nowadays people are more wrapped around the newest post on Facebook, catching up on their television shows, or even just fondling with their fancy gadgets. I think Ray Bradbury had a purpose when he wrote this novel, and that was to make us all realize how much we put technology first. I find it shocking that in this society they are told books have to be burned and thinking, also obtaining new knowledge is frowned upon. I do not agree with how things go on in this society, and the people are too blind to realize the truth. One issue I noticed while reading this novel was the schooling and the lack of ones knowledge. "School is shortened, discipline relaxed, philosophies, histories, languages dropped, English and spelling gradually neglected, finally almost completely ignored.” (Ray Bradbury, p.55). This shows the lack of importance of school and knowledge. Today in school and all that is taught in school is supposed to be productive and helpful for the student future. It is really sad to see that in their society technology has become more important then knowledge itself. The teachers really do not teach the students, they just have them watch TV or do needless activates. I believe teachers only want their students to learn and remember the things they want them too. The

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