Bachelor of Arts in English
James Tackach, Ph.D.
On the Road by Jack Kerouac provides a view into the 1950s, a time when technology is in the sweet spot of promising development, which explains this decade’s positive attitude toward technology. However, Ray Bradbury provides us with a less familiar view into the 1950s attitude towards technology. Fahrenheit 451 imagines a dystopian future society where technology is used to oppress ideas and citizens. The contrast of these two novels reflects a conflict regarding technology that is still with us today.
Jackson, Edward, "Dean Moriarty, Sal Paradise, and the Mechanical Hound: Technology's Negative Impact on Society" (2020). English Theses. 33.