Written in 1953, Fahrenheit 451 shows us a dystopian society that rejects books, independent thought, and person-to-person connections. Rather, the collective most enjoys television and radio — so much so that some characters identify those on the TV or radio as family. The protagonist, Guy Montag, is a fireman whose job is to burn books (which are outlawed). Guy goes through the motions of his job until events around him rattle his resolve and he begins to search for answers. Guy begins taking books from fire sites and searches for meaning within their pages. Soon thereafter, Montag finds himself and his home targeted by his fellow fireman and retreats into exile. Fahrenheit 451 explores the role technology plays in human lives, interactions, and futures.