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The trouble with Trust

The Trouble With Trust

The Trouble With Trust

In the novel “Fahrenheit 451”, the dystopian element of technological control creates a lack of trust in the society and “The trouble with trust” explores the consequences when trust is gone. In “Fahrenheit 451”, Montag shows his wife Mildred his book collection that he has had for almost a year, which results in Mildred becoming very startled and scared, and that’s where the distrust is. No one would know of Montag’s book collection unless Mildred snitches on him. Montag fears that his wife will turn him in because of his book collection, and Montag wants to start reading the books, “I might even start reading books. They’d put you in jail, wouldn’t they? She looked at him as if he were behind the glass wall” (62). This quote is from the book “Fahrenheit 451”, Montag and Mildred’s relationship is slowly fading and neither of them trust each other. This is what the government wants because unstable and untrustworthy relationships cause isolation, which helps the government better control the society. In the article, “The trouble with trust” it explains how “ Trust is the foundation of all human connections”. Trust strengthens people, and weakens the government. In the article “The trouble with trust” it explains how once someone’s trust has been broken it is extremely hard to trust someone again. The TV in the book “Fahrenheit 451” has affected most people’s relationships because it has caused people to stop talking to each other which has caused distrust. The government has technological control over the society because they create distrust and chaos between relationships by using the TV to create this dystopia. This explains technological control by the government which creates dystopia.

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