Burning Book Fahrenheit 451

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Books provide one with knowledge, creativity, imagination, and awareness. Burning books eliminates all of these factors. The destruction of books will lead to chaos and ignorance. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury book burning is accepted in society. Citizens who have books hidden in their homes are faced with consequence of having their home burned down, and of course the books. One reads this and can not believe that something like this happens and is accepted, but fail to realize that events such as these have happened in the past. One of many examples of such an event took place in Germany. In Berlin, Germany Nazis began to burn books that were against their ideology. University students burned 25,000 volumes. This showed the start of censorship and the control of culture. The controlling dictatorship that Nazis had over the people is shown through this event. People begin to burn books that are against the beliefs of the Nazis. The power that the Nazis had over the people begins to show greatly when the match is lit.The book burning in Germany was on May 10, 1933. “Also among those works burned were the writings of beloved nineteenth-century German Jewish poet Heinrich Heine, who wrote in his 1820-1821 play Almansor the famous admonition, ‘Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt …show more content…
“There must be something in books, things we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” (Bradbury 51) Here the reader sees Guy breaking from the conformity. In this society, people believe that books are bad because they make one unhappy. Thinking and knowledge leads to no good. Guy begins to think that books may have some significance hidden in them. He may begin to feel that book burning is wrong. He is starting to realize the chaos that is surrounded by him, and that everyone else has ignorantly

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