In the book Fahrenheit 451 there is not much talk of suicide. For in this novel suicide is uncommon, and looked upon in confusion. The people of this book do not understand why someone would want to kill themselves because people in their time are all supposed to be happy. So, when Mildred attempts to take her own life, the old lady kills herself, and Faber seems to have wanted to die people don’t understand why. I think that it all leads back to having their rights taken away, which was in the form of censorship.
When Mildred attempts to take her own life I think that her motive behind this was because she wasn’t as happy as she tried to seem. She was addicted to pills, and most times when that happens it makes you more upset. I think that if she would have had more options as to what she could do she would be happier. If she could know the joy of being able to read a book without consequence, then she would probably be happier in my opinion.
With the old lady, she killed herself because she wants to die with her books. Obviously her books were her life. She would rather die with them then live without them. If censorship wasn’t in place in this society, then I believe that the old lady would have no reason to die. With her right to read a book having been taken away she was put in a place where she was not happy.
In Faber’s case, I believe he wanted to die because he knew the truth about what it was like to be able to read a book. He had read before so he knew what books brought to people. I think that he might have liked reading, but knew that he shouldn’t so he tried to hide it. I believe that when Montag turned the fire hose on him, Faber took that as an opportunity to die, but make it look like he had no control over it. I believe that if censorship was not in place that Faber would still be alive, that he would be nicer, and that he would be one of the people who read all the time.
In conclusion I believe that censorship had a lot to do with the...