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Fahrenheit 451: Technology
Transcript of Fahrenheit 451: Technology
By: Tino Genovese, Katie Petridis, and Madilyn Willis
"The hound half rose in its kennel and looked at him with green-blue neon lights flickering in its suddenly activated eye-bulbs. It growled again, a strange rasping combination of electrical sizzle. a frying sound, a scraping of metal, a turning of cogs that seemed rusty and ancient of suspicion." (Part 1; pg. 25)
"The machine pumped all of the blood from the body and replaced it with fresh blood and serum." (Part 1; Pg. 15)
' "--nose so sensitive the Mechanical Hound can remember and identify ten thousand odor indexes on ten thousand men without resetting!" '
(Part 3; Pg. 133)
' "It looks like a Seashell Radio."
"And something more! It
! If you put it in your ear, Montag, I can sit comfortably home, warming in my frightened bones, and hear and analyze the fireman's world, find its weaknesses, without danger..." '
(Part 2; Pg. 90)
Since Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 in a future setting, he describes the advancements of technology. The technology portrayed in this book provide a positive and negative connotations. The positive being that the new technology in the medical field can cure and save multitudes of people. Also technology can pursue criminals. For example, in
The Hound tracks Montag. On the other hand, technology has negative impact as well. An example would be when the Hound loses Montag's scent. Technology is great when it works but it is not consistent. Likewise, technology can be very addicting. In the book, Millie is distant from Montag and others because she is so involved in her "Family." Her family being her enormous television sets.
The quote describes what technology has come to; in terms of replacing biological life. A dog in our world is a living thing and can think and act on its own. While the hound in
is made of nuts and bolts. It must turned on in order to act. A pet and its owner have a special bond, almost like a companionship. Whereas a mechanical creature does not have feelings; therefore that bond is nonexistent.
In our group analysis, we talk about the positive and negative of technology. This quote is an example of a positive aspect. Being able to replace bad blood with fresh blood can save millions of people. In today's society, we are not able to perform this procedure but in this futuristic society, they have the ability to do so. This proves the advancements they made in technology.
This type of technology can be considered a neutral result. The positive is that people can multitask and it is easy to use. The negative is that people are becoming lazier and are not able to communicate with each other without the use of technology.
The quote above illustrates how amazing technology can be--when it is working. This type of advancement aides in tracking criminals or missing people. Yet if something where to happen, the animal could shut down, search could be over and the person may never be found.