Theme Of Death In Fahrenheit 451

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Death is a subject that should not be taken lightly, and no one’s life should be taken for granted. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag faces the harsh reality of his dystopian society. Ray Bradbury’s dystopian society fails to take death and murder seriously, whereas in this current society we recognize the violence and mourn the dead. One major difference between our society and Fahrenheit 451’s society is the people of Bradbury’s society do not seem to understand or realize what war is. War has death and casualties, yet the people of the society are repeatedly told not to worry and the war will be short and done with. Occasionally people will talk about the war, but they do not worry or pay much mind to any dangerous events that may happen. When Mrs. Bowles and Mrs. Phelps came over to Montag’s house, they came around to talk about the war. “‘I’m not worried,’ said Mrs. Phelps. ‘I’ll let Pete do all the worrying. I’ll let old Pete do all the worrying. Not me. I’m not worried’” (91). The society that everyone in the story lives in makes it so that everyone has a sense of security and safety and no one should ever worry about anything. It is natural to worry, and is also a sign of caring. Then, the women go on with all these reasons why they are not too concerned about the war. “‘It’s always someone else’s husband dies, they say.’ ‘I’ve heard that, too. I’ve never known any dead man killed in a war. Killed jumping off buildings, yes, but from wars?
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