Love at First Sight
“Checkouts” describes one course that love at first sight can take. Briefly discuss your opinion about what can happen when people fall in love or develop a strong infatuation at first sight. Can it ever end well? Does it depend on the age, the people involved, and the circumstances? Be sure to use specific examples from the story to support your statements and write a full paragraph of 5-7 sentences to earn full credit for your post.
On May 10, 1933, German students under the Nazi regime burned tens of thousands of books nationwide. In this YouTube video, a Holocaust survivor, an Iranian author, an American literary critic, and two historians from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum discuss the Nazi book burnings and why totalitarian regimes often target culture, particularly literature.
After viewing the video above, what connections do you find in regards to censorship throughout history and today? Is censorship a good thing? Does it hinder progress and freedom of speech? Do people sometimes need to be saved from themselves? Be sure to use specific examples from the novel Fahrenheit 451 and your personal experience and observation to support your statements.