Burning Books: A Literary Analysis

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A German-Jewish poet named Heinrick Heine once said, “Wherever books are burned, human beings are destined to be burned,” this quote has many meaning. Without books, there are no humans, meaning that human kind cannot think or process on their own. Burning books decrease knowledge, damages people way of thinking and processing the simplest things, stops all religious affairs and any way of freedom. Burning books decrease knowledge. On May 10, 1933, German student rallied up to burn books that did not go with German ideas. This idea rose from Propaganda Minister Joseph Gobbles. Joseph Gobbles believed that he was doing Germany a favor by getting rid of the “evil spirits” of the pass, ( The History Place- Triumph Of Hitler: Burning Books, 2001 pg.1).But burning books represent censorship and stops religion and political opposition(Book Burning, 2014 pg.1). After the book, burning in Nazi- Germany 10 percent of Germany teaching force decreased with terrible results for subject such as math and physics. (The History Place - Triumph of Hitler: Burning of Books, 2001 pg.1).Another fact is that before Hitler Germany was one of the worlds greatest in the field of scientific innovation and literary scholarship. ("The History…show more content…
Here is a fun fact for anybody: according to a study by Proceeding of the National Academy for Science, reading can prevent Alzheimer, which is a disease that destroys memory functions and other important mental function. (Erin La Rosa, 2013, pg.1). Which means that many people had Alzheimer disease during the reign of Hitler? Another thing to be that according to an article written by Anne E. Cunningham called “What Reading Does for the Mind” this article tells people that the reading actually does make you smarter. Big revelation. Reading helps retain any type of information and helps maintain the knowledge even at an older age. (Erin La Rosa, 2013,

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