In part 1, Montag calls off work, and Captain Beatty visits his home to give him an enlightening lecture on the history of the fireman institution and the importance of their occupations. Several elements of Beatty's speech are relevant to modern society and continue to ring true. Beatty tells Montag that the culture change took place when the world began to have mass media. With the advent of film, people began to spend less time reading and information became condensed. Beatty says,
Books cut shorter. Condensations, Digests. Tabloids. Everything boils down to the gag, the snap ending.
In today's society, technology and mass media have also begun replacing books with other forms of media, and information is shortened to allow consumers to digest it quicker and easier. For example, there are news applications on phones that have replaced extensive articles with shortened video clips, where information is significantly condensed.
Beatty proceeds to describe their dystopian society by...
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