Fahrenheit 451

The society in Fahrenheit 451 has many similarities along with many differences
of our modern day American society. Some of the similarities of our society and
the society in Fahrenheit 451 are that in our society, which is becoming more
and more technologically advanced, individuals are demanding things to become
faster and faster. As with the society in Fahrenheit 451, everything is fast and
readily available at the touch of a fingertip. Another similarity in our society
and the society of Fahrenheit 451 is that things that may have been considered
dangerous and rare, such as suicide and murder, is becoming an "everyday
thing" or a usual happening in our society, and was even more routine in the

Fahrenheit 451 society. One other similar characteristic in our society and the

Fahrenheit 451 society is that more and more, our government is starting to turn
the table in their direction and trying to make us conform to their ideology,
along with censoring certain things out of our lives. There are also differences
in our society and the society in Fahrenheit 451. For one, our society does not
make games out of criminal activities, as the society in Fahrenheit 451 does.

Another difference in our society and the society in Fahrenheit 451 is that our
present day government and society does not see war as a usual thing and does
not take war lightly, like the government and society in Fahrenheit 451 does.

Our present day society is becoming more and more technologically advanced, and
as a result things are becoming faster and easier to use. In the society of

Fahrenheit 451 technology has developed further than in our world and has
therefore probably met the demands that we have now. Still, the citizens in

Fahrenheit 451 have increased their demand for speed and ease of use. For
example, the cars in Fahrenheit 451 exceed the present day speed limits and are
allowed legally to "speed". In our society cars are also becoming faster and
faster, and as a result, the speed limit is constantly being broken. Also, in

Fahrenheit 451 the banks are open twenty-four hours a day with electronic
tellers, in order to make it easier for the citizens to get money faster and
anytime that they feel like taking it out of their account. In our society new
banking techniques are being developed. Such as ATMís which are very similar
to the robots in Fahrenheit 451, in the sense that they allow anybody with an

ATM account to withdraw cash anytime of the day. This is evidence that our
society is becoming more and more technologically advanced and dependent and
insistent on faster things. Another similarity between our society and the
society in Fahrenheit 451 is that events such as murder and suicide are becoming
more common than they used to be. For example, in Fahrenheit 451 when mille
overdosed on her sleeping pills, instead of an ambulance coming to take her to
the hospital, a "crew" came to her house to pump her stomach, and flush her
blood. When Guy asked why they didnít have to bring her to the hospital, they
told him that it was routine and it happened 7 or 8 times on his block a night.

This is also evident in our society. An example would be that our hospitals have
certain teams to respond to anything from attempted suicides to attempted
murders. Another example in our society would be that we have established
numbers that you can call if somebody consumes a poison (poison control center)
were the operator can give you information on how to control the poison or get
it out of the persons system. One other similarity between our society and the
society in Fahrenheit 451 is that the government in both societies are gradually
turning the table in their direction and slowly trying to force their ideology
on us. Trying to form a Indoctrinate type of society. This is slowly taking
effect in our society and we are not reacting to it in the way that we should,
rather we are ignoring it and letting it take place. If we keep letting it
happen, than our society can end up like the society in Fahrenheit 451, in which
the government basically controls their lives, and does not let them be exposed
to different ideas than what the government sees fit. Censoring out any outside
ideas such as books and education. As a result of censoring out these materials
our society can end up like