Once upon a time

Once upon a time, books were used as much as technology is used today but time has changed and so have the people. In this essay, I will argue about Beatty’s conversation with Montag about how the society in the novel and contemporary American society are similar in many ways. Although it does not fully apply to our society yet, most of Beatty’s description of Fahrenheit 451’s society does assimilate today’s American society.
Nowadays it is uncommon that society starts noticing about other people’s problems. For instance, in Fahrenheit 451, Beatty mentions about keeping people happy by avoiding giving them things to worry about since it would only disturb society more if it also causes them problems. In our society, people don’t look beyond the small problems that can be resolved easily by others and do not have a major effect on them because it is easier to just forget about it and move on, but they fail to understand that there are other problems that do have a significant effect to our society.
As mentioned in the novel, the concept of reading creates competition amongst humans and instead of critical thinking and having their own personal opinion about something, the government wants everyone to think the same way in order to reduce the control society’s thoughts that may affect the government. By doing that