The Veldt

Ej Turner and Elizabeth Cooper

This article states ways in which our lives are becoming shaped and dependent on technology. The theme brought across to us in this article is the introduction and advancements of technology leads to over dependence and change in personality such as impatience, impulsiveness, and emotional detachment from more important things in life. Society has truly become immune to the fast acting ways of cell phones and computers. Soon enough this will take over and put a dent in the lives of individuals who used to not rely on touch screens and remote controls.

In "Fahrenheit 451" there are many examples of overdependence on technology. For instance, in the Veldt the children result to killing their parents for trying to take away their means of technology. In "Fahrenheit 451", the toxic society burns books because they feel books make individuals feel less intelligent or unequal to other members of society. "Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames"(Bradbury 6). As time went on people became too dependent on televised walls instead of reading to gain intelligence. Also, in the article by Tara Parker- Pope she explains that a majority of present day society is addicted to electronics. In "Fahrenheit 451" Mildred is addicted to her Seashell headphones and tunes out her own husband so she can listen to what really makes her feel secure. "When they stepped out of the car, she had the Seashells stuffed in her ears"(Bradbury 43).

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