I agree and disagree with the Heinrich Heine article. I think that it was very wrong of the people burning the books, but I do understand that they would burn the books if the books were a threat. “If they truly want to eliminate a message which they perceive to be a …show more content…
It goes beyond the censoring of beliefs and ideas. A book, plainly, is something more than ink and paper, and burning one (or many) means something more than destroying it by any other means.” I strongly agree with the quote I listed above. I agree that a book is more than just paper with words. It is ideas and thoughts, and I believe that burning books is wrong.
The authors audience in both of the articles is everyone. I think that anyone who is interested in reading, and is passionate about books, should read these articles. The articles have very good debate opportunities because there is two completely different sides of burning books. One of the articles is towards burning books, and the other is against burning books. I think that the second article is much more enjoyable to read because it is what I believe in.
I think that the author’s purpose for the first and second article was to inform readers. The first article was a little more persuasive, but it was still informational. Overall, I thought that both of these articles were very interesting to read. I enjoyed reading them because I realized how bad burning books is, and how books are more than just paper and ink. Lastly, I enjoyed getting informed about burning