Theme Of Suicide In Fahrenheit 451

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Suicide is often seen as a very serious issue by the modern public because suicide happens every thirteen minutes in the United States; however, in Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, suicide is so common that the society treats suicide like an everyday thing. The most probable reason most of the people commit suicide in the Fahrenheit 451 society is because the society is so bland that people are bored and want a way out of the monotonous society. The society is so boring because the government basically censors anything factual or real because it may “offend” a person or a certain group of people. The themes of suicide and censorship are by far the strongest in Fahrenheit 451 and are expressed using figurative language, archetypes, and symbolism. The theme of suicide is expressed in Fahrenheit 451 by the use figurative language and archetypes. Bradbury effectively uses imagery throughout the book, including when describing Mildred after Montag finds her overdosed on Montag and Mildred’s bed during the night by using a simile. “Her face was like a snow-covered island upon which rain might fall…” (11). Bradbury uses a simile to help show the reader Mildred’s pale face after overdosing on sleeping pills and uses the word “island” to describe Mildred’s face to emphasize her loneliness and emphasizes how dead and cold Mildred looks by comparing her face to a “snow-covered island.” Bradbury also emphasizes the theme of suicide by using archetypes. After Mildred attempts

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