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Alex Breshears What is the biggest advantage of having a cell phone?
"I have a bunch of different uses for it other than just calling, being able to use social media, games, and other apps is really helpful" (Breshears). In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury is able to illustrate the idea that technology creates a society oblivious to its surroundings by using allusions as irony. How does a cell phone make your life easier?
"It makes life easier for my because I can use it on the go whenever I need it without having to rely on a landline" (Breshears). Do you feel like the advancement with internet has helped or harmed society?
"I feel like society benefits from the advancements, but i don't feel like society should change important aspects that are classic. Everyone shouldn't be so wired into their gadgets that they forget about the non-digital life" (Sherman). Do you feel technology is needed in society more now than before?
"Technology is needed, of course, it comes in handy. however, people make their lives around the internet and technology. It should be controlled, not controlling people's lives" (Sherman). The irony:
The author uses allusions to authors and literature to represent views of a society where books are banned. Peter Sisario states in his literary criticism
on the novel that the use of classic authors
could represent Bradbury's affirmation
of the timelessness of great ideas (Sisario). His wife can only understand the literal level of one statement, the one reflecting the self-interest of her society. Works Cited Books on Fire. Digital image. Word Press. N.p., n.d. Web.
Breshears, Lori. Personal Interview. April 29 2013.
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Del Rey Book, 1991. Print.
Eye and fire. Digital image. Critics at Large. N.p., 22 Feb. 2011. Web. 8 May 2013.
Hand holding up the world. Digital image. The Technology Citizen. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 May 2013.
Heinsen, Joshua. Fahrenheit 451. N.p.: n.p., n.d.
IPhone. Digital image. Www.pcmag.com. N.p., n.d. Web.
Sherman, Micaela. Personal Interview. April 28 2013.
Sisario, Peter. "A Study of the Allusions in Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451." English Journal 59.2 (Feb. 1970): 201-205. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Deborah A. Stanley. Vol. 98. Detroit: Gale Research, 1997. Literature Resource Center. Web. 3 May 2013. "It's fine work. Monday's we burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn em' to ashes, then burn the ashes" (Bradbury 8). "We burn copies of Dante and Swift
and Marcus Aurelius" (Bradbury 50). "He squinted at the wall. 'That favourite
subject Myself.' 'I understand that one,' said
Mildred" (Bradbury 72). How does it connect?
When interviewed, here
is how people viewed technology Technology has us wired;
despite if your opinion on
it is good, or bad, no one
can deny the fact that is has
changed the way society
functions. "And for the first time
I realized that a man was
behind each one of the books"