By Ray Bradbury
The rapid pace of life in F451 deteriorates society's ability to truly think.
Kevin Yuan and Katy Yut
"You think too many things" (Bradbury 9).
- Always going fast
- No time to stop and think about actions
- Shows the transformation from our society to theirs
- The pace of life is so much faster
- Describes his experience with the parlor walls
- The technology is designed to distract and speed through life
'I meant to tell you. Forgot. Forgot.'
'Tell me now. What is it?'
'I think she's gone. [G]one for good. I think she's dead. Four days ago. I'm not sure. But I think she's dead. I don't know. But I think she's dead.'
'You're not sure of it! Why didn't you tell me sooner?'
'Forgot. I forgot all about it'" (Bradbury 47).
- People are empty shells that have lost the ability to think
- A mere four days have passed yet she forgot to mention that her neighbor died
- Summarizes the theme concisely
- Their society and the life they live in a nutshell