Distractions In Fahrenheit 451

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(AGG) Think, take a good look around at your society, if you don't you might seriously regret it. (BS-1) Technology is a huge distractions and a big problem in both societies and with new advances coming out every minute, there is no stopping the distractions from taking over society. (BS-2) Fahrenheit 451 and our society are depressed and unhappy because of these distractions, so they take their lives. (BS-3) Surrounding yourself with nature gives you time to think and act off of how you think, both societies lack this. (TS) In the book Fahrenheit 451, the author conveys the message that distractions are what kill a society, that with distractions we are not able to find ourselves, and therefore there are fatal consequences, and our society…show more content…
(SIP-A) Characters in Fahrenheit 451 are constantly committing suicide, they are taking their lives because they are unhappy and depressed, and nobody cares. (STEWE-1) Mildred tried to take her life with a drug overdose, “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules and which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.”(11). When she woke up the next morning Montag asked her if she had remembered anything and she had no clue what was going on. She didn’t remember that she overdosed and honestly didn't care, it wasn’t a big deal to her that she had almost just killed herself because the whole society tells themselves over and over again that they are happy but they are not, “Last night-’ he said again. She watched his lips casually.’? What about last night’ ‘Don’t you remember?’ ‘What? Did we have a wild party or something? Feels like a hangover. God, I'm hungry. Who is here?” (Bradbury 16). (STEWE-2) Suicide is common in Fahrenheit 451. People rarely hear or men dying in war but there are constantly deaths regarding suicide. It has become a common situation, “ I've never known any dead man killed in a war. Killed jumping off buildings, yes,” (Bradbury, 91). Suicide ties into the bigger problem that because of all the distractions they aren’t able to take a minute to actually find themselves and see that they are…show more content…
Both our society, and Fahrenheit 451 lack natural surroundings and the ability to listen and think. (SIP-A) The society in Fahrenheit 451 is disconnected with nature and they never get the chance to think or to comprehend their thoughts in the silence of nature. (STEWE-1) Being in nature is so important because it gives you time to think with yourself, you are able to listen and respond without any distractions. Fahrenheit 451 proves this by showing Montag going down the river. Montag is able to find himself and he is able to be in a quiet space where he could think and reflect, “He saw the moon low in the sky now. The moon there, and the light of the moon caused by what. By the sun, of course. And what lights the sun? Its own fire. And the sun goes on, day after day, burning and burning. The sun and time. The sun and time burning. Burning. The river bobbed him along gently. Burning. The sun and every clock on earth. It all came together and became a single thing in his mind.”(Bradbury, 134). Montag comes to realizations, he notices and thinks about simple things that change his whole perspective on how he should handle the huge problem in the society. (STEWE-2) Today with everyone is such a hurry we are not able to take a walk outside or for example play with our dogs. We are so busy with our distraction that when we finally have time to go for a walk, we chose the gym, where there is machines, televisions,
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