Science Fiction In Fahrenheit 451, And The Pedestrian

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Science Fiction, also referred to as Sci-Fi, stories and movies have many characteristics in common. Most characteristics are present in all Sci-Fi stories but three elements that are all present in Fahrenheit 451, “Harrison Bergeron,” “By the Waters of Babylon,” “There Will Come Soft Rains,” and “The Pedestrian” is: a vision of the future, technology, and a rebel. The first element present in all these stories is a vision for the future. In Fahrenheit 451 the vision for the future is that everyone will be equal in intelligence levels. The vision in “Harrison Bergeron” is that everyone will still be forced to be the same with no difference. In “By the Waters of Babylon” the vision is that civilization will be gone and everything will be destroyed. In “There Will Come Soft Rains” the vision is understood to be that technology will soon take over. In “The Pedestrian” the vision is also that everyone will be the same. As you can see all five stories have a vision for the future that is not very different from each other.…show more content…
Technology is a very important part of Science Fiction. Each story has at least two examples. In Fahrenheit 451 they have TV walls, very fast cars, and mechanical dogs to help the police officers. In “Harrison Bergeron” everyone has handicaps including earpieces that control their thoughts. Although elevators and stoves are not new technology today, in “By the Waters of Babylon” that was the newest technology. In “There Will Come Soft Rains” the house is electronic and talks, also there are robotic mice which clean the house. In “The Pedestrian” the technology is represented by very fast
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