Even though it seems that book burning must be a rare event, it happens all t he time and has been around almost as long as books themselves. The history of burning books is a long one shaped by authorities, both religion us and nonreligious in order to suppress new ideas that were perceived as threatens Eng to the existing thoughts and ideas in the society. Books are burned instead of defacing them because burning books is a symbolic action of destroying the ideas that is included in it, it is the public announcement of rejecting the knowledge and concepts that are considered I intimidating .
In about 7th century B. C. Kamikaze, King of Judas, burns one of Jeremiahs sir lolls as was written in the Bible ,” ‘It was the ninth month and the king was sitting in the WI term apartment, with a fire burning in the fireproof in front of him. Whenever Judie had read the ere or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them fifth a scribe’s knife and threw the m into the fireproof, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire. ” (Upton, When people started b ruining books). Jeremiahs words aimed to convince people to embrace the lord, while the kin g responded by suppressing the idea in fear of him losing his power. Another story that port says this is Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451″ with the quote ” Colored people don’t like Little B lack Samba. Burn it. White people don’t feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it… Serene itty,Montage. Take your fight outside. Better yet, into the incinerator. (Bradbury,57) This quote s wows how when people were brought upon these threatening ideas, instead of confronting the me, they would just burn the books containing the ideas that they didn’t like. This also happened many times during history later on. One of the most welkin incidents of book burning was back in Nazi Germ any. In 1 933, the Nazi German Student Association’s Main Office announced a nation wide “Action against the Anger Spirit” through “cleansing” by fire.
They demanded a “p ere” national language and culture, especially in the heart of the German nationalism like u universities. But they actually were targeting the so called Jewish “smear campaign” -an instance of this is a crowd of over 40,000 people gathering in the Propellant to hear Joseph Gobbles deli err the message “No to decadence and moral corruption! ” “Yes to decency and morality in family a ND state!