Ray Bradbury's Suicide In Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 is a future set book to predict what would happen later on in the world. Bradbury’s book concludes that the world will think of books as a illegal and having one in your possession will be ruled as a government crime. Bradbury also predicts that the good people will turn from their good ways and join the crowd of shunness. Montag the main character goes through it all. Montag has all this happening around around him and start to get ‘sucked in’. Society was seen as a future to Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 and has now became a current condition. This condition consist of the overuse of sleeping pills , increased suicide normalization and kids killing kids without remorse. Suicidal sleeping pills are…show more content…
Unlike in the 1950’s when fictional Mildred tried to commit suicide but failed and was overlooked and ruled accidental.Also in the 1950’s 13.2 suicides out of 100,000 residents occured. Present day it is approximately 125 suicides a day and 44,965 a year. We only hear about 5 of the suicides depending on popularity of the person. Suicide today has increased to top 10 reasons of death. Meaning the popularity of it has increased, because you have to decide are you going to take your own life or not. In Mildred’s case her suicide attempt was ruled an accident. She claims to not even knowing she took the pills. She says “ Didn’t sleep well. Feel terrible… I can’t figure it… did we have a wild party or something.” This takes place at a time where television is very common to get you to lose all responsibilities. When Montag ask Mildred to turn off the parlour walls Mildreds response was “That 's my family.” Mildred says that television makes people careless and starts to make them blind of the world. That’s what they think happened to her, her attention was set on other things rather than the things that matter most. Suicide is a choice and accidents are foolish and unexpected. Paying attention to what your body can take and what hurts your body is important and necessary and it helps making suicide rates go…show more content…
It brought alive the overuse of sleeping pills , suicide normalization and kids murdering kids cold blood without remorse. This book puts everything in the perspective of “what if” and normally in “what ifs” they are predicted into a fact to where they will never happen but in this book, years later it
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