THe most garish feature is the television parlour. Here programs show an endless stream of superficial drivel on three full-wall screens.Mildred, Montag's wife, loves these shows.
There is also the Mechanical Hound, a robotic hunter killer who serves the firemen as a blood hound .
Beatty is hypocritical in the sense that he is well read yet claims to despise the things he reads. His brash tirades about famous literature, however, gives us a sense that he protests a little too much.
Death or suicide does not seem like such a bad thing in this totalitarian state. Wisdom is rendered virtually extinct. In its place is a world of superficiality, reality TV and disposable relationships (sound sadly familiar?). The old lady, for example, preferred to be burnt alive with her precious books instead of live in such a world.