Technology In Fahrenheit 451

The Red Hunting Hat

Fahrenheit 451  is bountiful with ideologies of the future, most of which are presented through the dominant presence of technology.  Bradbury presents us with three main forms of technology; The Mechanical Hound, The Parlor Walls, and the “Insects”. These technologies are key in understanding one the main themes in the novel, the idea that technology creates dystopia.

Early in the novel the mechanical hound growls at Montag. This growl embeds so much much fear in Montag that he feels the need to talk to his captain. When Montag discusses the growl with Beatty he says he believes that the Hound doesn’t like him. This makes Captain Beatty believe that Montag is hiding something. The fact that the Hound is designed to hunt and kill people who have knowledge of a different sort adds to the Dystopia. It does through creating fear, and supports the idea that manipulation from the government…

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