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Fahrenheit 451 social issues: Disconnection from society/ Ps
Transcript of Fahrenheit 451 social issues: Disconnection from society/ Ps
Lack of Empathy
Ignore whats happening
by Amanda Souza
Fahrenheit 451 societal issues:
Disconnection from society/ Psychology
Technology in Fahrenheit 451
"And in her ears the little seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electric ocean of sound...There had been no night in the last two years that Mildred had not swum that sea, had not gladly gone down in it for the third time." (Bradbury 12)
" 'Will you turn the parlor off?' he asked. 'That's my family.' " (Bradbury 48)
Starts by lack of human interaction
Can't read emotions
gap between generations
40% lower empathy than 20 to 30 years ago
Lack of Empathy in Fahrenheit 451
1.Don't want children
" 'Caesarians or not, children are ruinous; you're out of your mind,' said Mrs. Phelps." (Bradbury 96)
2.Don't care for husbands/ Can't be them
" 'It's always someone else's husbands dies, they say." (Bradbury 94)
Way of distraction
Leads to isolation
Substance Abuse in Fahrenheit 451
"We get these cases nine or ten a night. Got so many, starting a few years ago, we had the special machines built. With the optical lens, of course, that was new; the rest is ancient. You don't need an M.D., cases like this; all you need is two handymen, clean up the problem in half an hour." (Bradbury 15)
Numb to surroundings
Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Del Rey Book, 1991. Print.
Walker, Brittany. "The Positive and Negative Impacts Technology Has on Our Daily Lives." Positive and Negative. N.p., 19 Sept. 2014. Web. 07 June 2015.
Rowan, Cris. "The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 29 May 2013. Web. 07 June 2015.
Williams, Ray. "Is The "Me Generation" Less Empathetic?" Psychology Today. N.p., 6 June 2010. Web. 07 June 2015.
Califano, Joseph A. "High Society: How Substance Abuse Ravages America and What to Do About It." CASAColumbia. N.p., 1 Nov. 2008. Web. 07 June 2015.
Disconnection from others can be seen in Fahrenheit 451's society and today's society by:
Lack of Empathy