Fahrenheit 451: A Depleting Society



The society in Fahrenheit 451 was very different than society today
and may be looked at as completely imaginary. Actually, when today's
society is compared with the societies both in Fahrenheit 451 and in the
past, we are indeed headed that way. The society in Fahrenheit 451 seemed
overall boring. No reading, no thinking, and no discussions. A few ways
society is progressing toward the society in the book are in the areas of
entertainment, religion, and education.
The great “parlor walls” in Fahrenheit 451 are probably the next
step up from big screen TV. Before the television was invented, and
shortly after, it wasn't used very often. People sat around and talked.
They rarely ...

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lives' are spent listening to music. Instead of talking and
carrying on a conversation with somebody a person often turns the music on
and sticks to themselves instead.
Before the 1920's and before Charles Darwin came out with his
theory of evolution and The Origin of Species, the only thing people knew
was the story of the Bible. Almost everybody lived believing the Bible.
Rarely was it questioned and everybody was familiar with it. Today, there
are less people who read the Bible faithfully, go to church, or even
believe in what the Bible says. There are many questions that have aroused
about parts of the Bible. In Fahrenheit 451 the Bible is a very rare book.
Many people have never heard of it, let alone know what it says. “This is
the Old and New Testament, and...It might be the last copy in this part of
the world.” (76) This definitely shows how our society has changed since
the 1920's toward a society more like the one in Fahrenheit 451 in terms ...

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