All over the nation it was named an "Action against the Un-German Spirit" this was meant to “cleanse” “un-german books” by fire. Not only “Un-German”speaking authors were burned but also American writers such as Ernest Hemmingway, upton sinclair,Theodore Dreiser ,Jack london, John Dos Passos, and Helen Keller were burned.These are some of the types of literature that was banned:the works of traitors, emigrants and authors from foreign countries who believe they can attack and denigrate the new Germany. Germany was now led by a self-educated, high school drop-out named Adolf Hitler, who was strongly “anti-intellectual.” Some students in schools didn 't even know enough to capitalize the first letter in their name.This didn 't bother hitler at all though.He wanted strong young men for war.This was called a “Natzified school system”. Hitler once said “My program for educating youth is hard,” 34 universities participated in the book burning.The total of books burned was 25,000 books.While the books burned the students gave the “natzi salute”.Two weeks before the book burning American organizations like the American Jewish Congress knew of the planned book burnings and they
During the war, Ray Bradbury witnessed the Nazi book burnings as a teenager, where the Nazis would burn all books going against their beliefs. Bradbury also would have witnessed what is called “The Great Purge” where many poets and writers were either arrested or even executed. As he later became a writer, with him witnessing such events, it would only make sense for him to write a novel about a time where books are banned, to show the readers the importance of books in our society. Some themes discussed in this story are the themes of literature and writing, technology and modernisation, rules and order, wisdom and knowledge, violence, identity, dissatisfaction and man and the natural world. “Fahrenheit 451” is entered around Guy Montag, who gets curious about books, in a world where books are both banned and burned.
It’s no surprise that the government keeps secrets away from the American people, right? What if I told you that one of those secrets led up to over 190,000 deaths of fairly if not completely innocent people? Because that is exactly what happened as a result of the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan project was a huge research conducted by scientists and physicists alike to create what would soon be the world’s first atomic bomb. Not only one of the world’s first atomic bombs, but definitely a huge turning point in history, causing bucketloads of death and destruction.
However while he was in the prison, Hitler wrote many books to gain more power, and books that he wrote were based on Nazi’s idea. Some books contained racism and abolishing the treaty of Versailles and dreaming about the large Germany again. Actually many people read those books and they started to support Hitler. Also, For Hitler to rise to power, he would have to use legal and constitutional methods, not violence. Therefore, he organized the propaganda and Merges with other right wing parties.
World War I. America needed an advantage to beat Germany and their allies. So a true patriot created one of the first assault weapon and named it the Thompson submachine gun. The weapon would of made a big difference on the war ,but it was created when the war was over. So gangsters acquired the weapons and killed many lives. New assault weapons came and ended more lives.
In the book, Fahrenheit 451, it talks about a world where firefighters burn down housescontaining books or books in general. To please the people, the government, burned books in thename of their happiness. This saying that the government took advantage of what the peoplewere thinking and they wanted people do be engaged in their world and not in books that canteach them otherwise. At the end of the tale, with the war looming on, nuclear bombs shake thecity and destroy it and Guy Montag, the protagonist, and his friends survive the shake. They toldhim about the legendary phoenix that when it died it burst into flames but was then reborn,meaning that the burning of the books, the books will come back to show the world again.Books are very important
Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, illustrates a society taking place in the twenty fourth century that has been drawn away from their lives by the advanced technology that they have discovered and the many “advantages” it has given them. Guy Montag, the antagonist, is portrayed as a firefighter who burns books. Although he starts these fires, he is still referred to as a “firefighter.” The reason that these firemen burn books is because the society has labeled them illegal and their strong beliefs in technology plays a big role with this. As punishment for committing this pride, these firemen must do the cruelest of duties, burning someone’s house down because they hid books on the inside of them. Each and every dad Guy Montag lives with this, doing the same thing every day, living an uneventful life.
As well as in 1984, the government in Fahrenheit brainwashes the people saying that the Fire department was"...Established in 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the colonies. First fireman: Benjamin Franklin..." (Bradbury 32). The book by Bradbury shows that the people have been brainwashed to hate books and that history had been changed so that they could seem right. Also, in 1984 they brainwash people add well, as to rewrite history to match the party. In Orwell 's 1984, the author tells the reader that"... Who controls the past... Controls the future: who controls the present controls the past..." (Orwell 30).
Firemen burn houses instead of putting out fires; children kill each other; televisions are your loyal family members; reading books, writing books and expressing personal opinions can cause you in severe trouble. Can you imagine what kinds of society this is? This is the society with total censorship. In Canadian writer Ray Bradbury’s science fiction “Fahrenheit 451”, this bizarre society is being depicted and criticized. Fahrenheit 451, it is the autoignition temperature for papers.
Genocide became the word to describe the horrific killing of millions in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis viewed Jews as evil and wanted nothing to do with them. At first it was just giving them a hard time and making their life rough, but soon it evolved into something nobody could describe at that moment. By 1939, about six million Jews were slaughtered by Nazis. Hitler was taking his power way beyond the limits.