The video “Nazi Book Burning” and the book “Fahrenheit 451” both show the dystopian element in which information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted, and what causes this limiting environment. A few years before World War Two began, Germany was controlled by the Nazis, who would do anything to purify the German culture. On May 10, 1933, many students came together to host a massive book burning to remove books whose ideas deemed to be threatening to the German society. Heinrich Heine, a German poet, wrote “where books are burned, in the end people will be burned,” over one hundred years prior to this event. This represents that an individual’s identity and uniqueness will be destroyed if imagination and freedom of thought is obliterated. In the book “Fahrenheit 451,” leaders believe that books and those who read them, “make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought”(59). This relates back to the purification of the German culture, such with the overriding goal is to make society happy and perfect, which can be achieved by eliminating any beliefs that may differ from what government or society accepts. Despite the popular belief, when everyone is exposed to and believes in similar things, people are not all completely happy. If people do not get informed about history in books and lack to become exposed to multiple beliefs about controversial topics, they can repeat past mistakes, rather than learn from the difficult past and improve themselves for the future.