Dandelion Wine Essay

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Dandelion Wine According to the Webster's Dictionary, a machine is a device consisting of fixed and moving parts that modifies mechanical energy and transmits it in a more useful form. The novel Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury gives us the idea that machines rob us of precious things in our life. As we all grow and progress, we gain a desire to make our lives easier for ourselves. Advancements in technology help us carry out some of the chores and jobs in our lives. Although it may seem beneficial, too much dependence on technology may make us lazy and ruin our health. Machines rob us of precious things in our life. Past, present, or even future all have the same things in common. From the beginning of time people have been trying to find easy ways out of everything and reduce the amount of work. Such as the cavemen who fell upon the idea of the wheel to make an easier means to transport things. As years gone by people became more intelligent and lazy so they created means of machinery. Even through the present and future we will invent more machinery that will solve all our problems in life. In the present right now we have cars, factories, appliances, and so much more these things rob us of every little bit of work and we are use to this. The future generations of children have it more easily than those back in the past. Such as in the book Dandelion Wine, Douglas's grandfather wakes up in the morning to mow his lawn.And it began on a morning such as this when a boarder, a nephew, a cousin, a son or grandson came out on the law below and moved in consecutively smaller quadrangles north and east and south and west with a clatter of rotating metal through the sweet summer grass. (48) In this sentence it shows us that a lawn mower has robed us of precious things in our life. People use to have knifes to do this and it gives us exercise but the machine has taken this away from us.Seems like the town is full of machines," said Douglas, running. "Mr. Auffmann and his Happiness Machine, Miss Fern and Miss Roberta and their Green Machine. (80) Douglas is right everyone now in society has to have a machine to do his or her hard work.Machinery can ruin our health also. The use of machine means the use of gasoline, which means the reduction of the ozone layer and the reduction of the ozone layer, means the reduction of health. This causes holes in the ozone layer. People's bad heath is the reason due to this....

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