Both Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and the book of Ecclesiastes written by King share the common theme of earthly objects perishing. In the Ecclesiastes, King Solomon writes “All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return” (Ecclesiastes 3:20). This verse means that all earthly objects are meaningless and will perish along with the rest of the world. Society tries to tell people that the newest and greatest technology or clothes are necessary in life, so this pressure forces the citizens of the society to be consumed in these perishable objects, as seen in Fahrenheit 451. The citizens in this dystopian society are constantly being entertained by the next greatest piece of technology. This constant updating of technology consuming their lives end up being the fall of their society by the end of the book. When Montag is reflecting on the city, he said, “City looks like a heap of baking powder. It’s gone” (pg 155). Just as all earthly things return back to the earth in Ecclesiastes, the society revolving around technology returned to the earth.