But, this does not only take away the book for one group of people, it takes the book away from everyone, even those who would benefit from reading it. Banning books is bad because banning violates people's civil rights, limits the opportunity for adolescents to learn vicariously, and reduces the readers exposure to
Entertainment such as, tv and radio play a big part in why most people do not independently think for themselves. The bigger reason is the sensitivities towards the “offensive” opinions written in these books that makes people submit to the goverments rules. This makes one either obey the authority and seeing what can happen to the world if they chose to let it stay the same or disobeying authority for change. Very much alike the recent occurrences where some college students have been rejecting the books they were given and are requesting new books and passages that are not offensive for the end result of softening and changing dated learning. On the other hand, there are new rules that are trying to make penitentiary’s “safer”, though adding specific approved “respectable” books for the prisoners to read and taking away their personal input on information.
Also, many are outraged that books like To Kill a Mockingbird is on the banned books list because they are time-honored books. Many people believe books should be banned because their content is deemed inappropriate for younger audiences or because their content is on sensitive subjects. However, others believe it is our First Amendment right to be able to read these books and that books contain important lessons in them. Christine Hauser, writer for The New York Times, agrees that books the controversial content manner should be banned. In her article “Sex, Politics and the Banned Books of 2016” she states, “The book was removed from a school in Wisconsin because it “portrays a transgender child, and because of language, sex education and offensive viewpoints,” the association reported.”
Novels like Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird must not be banned because of its mature content, intense language, and ideals. The intense language in To Kill a Mockingbird is historically accurate; thus it should not be shielded from young adults. The number of racial
Has anyone listened to them or even looked at them for instants? A few do maybe, but not enough to make a difference, peoples ignorance is strong for this reason doing something they have never learned how to do or even taken the time to try is hard for most people. While people want to make a change in their lives, it is strictly up to them, the government cannot always push things on the people and expect them to just blindly follow. We as people will have to want to change ourselves.
The First Amendment states, “…abridging the freedom of speech or of press…” When a book is banned, it is denying the freedom of an author to express him or herself and is denying a person the right to access that book. Although banning books is the freedom to express an opinion against the book, it would hurt the author that wrote the book and make them feel inferior. Taken from I Am Very Real written by Kurt Vonnegut, “You have insulted me, and I am a good citizen, and I am very real.” In this, Kurt Vonnegut is showing how when one of his books was banned, how offended and hurt he was by that one action. The people banning the
The Dangers of Book Banning The practice of challenging or banning books has long been a strategy used to label reading materials as offensive on moral, religious, or political, grounds. Books are being banned for containing offensive materials. It is argued that people can become influenced by detrimental ideas. The First Amendment expresses that citizens have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
People don’t think that this topic should be allowed for their children to read in schools. But the champion among challenged or banned books is probably “Catcher in the Rye”: “obscene,” “blasphemous and undermines morality,” “centered around negative activity,” “anti-white,” “a filthy, filthy book” (What Are You Doing for Banned Books Week?). Catcher in the Rye has been banned multiple times just because of its’ profanity. It is considered a filthy book that consists of negative thoughts. “One of the most informative of these lists is “Banned and/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century”(What
They propose that literature contains too much emotion and can therefore upset readers or cause controversy. Although the government wants people to be happy, their underlying motive is for the public to be dim-witted, vacuous and institutionalised. Literature contains all the ideas that oppose what they want in their people, such as art, science, religion, philosophy and natural beauty, so they forbid it and employ firemen to burn every book. The government in Fahrenheit 451 does not believe in the aesthetic and creative value of books, but instead that it is a source of material that can
In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, one of the main themes is Censorship, a word meaning to take ownership over some type of source, and preventing people from using/reading them because they are sought to be unreliable or inappropriate. In this story, a city is under the government’s control and has very little freedom. Censorship should not be allowed to be placed so strictly because people need their own freedom to read/ do what they prefer. Censorship may sometimes be so out of hand that the government is really just brainwashing people. In this story, the government has banned all books and most types of literature.
Fahrenheit 451 and Tomorrow, when the war began have both been challenged there is a large amount of profanity in each book, but in Fahrenheit 451 it brings a whole different aspect to a reader in away its saying that it’s okay to burn books and live your life on a technology filled world .Fahrenheit should be banned from high
Gun laws give too much power to the government and way less from the people, which will lead to government corruption. And, stated by ClearPictureOnline.com,”Guns don 't kill people, people do. We need to concentrate on the values and morals of our citizens and at the role the media plays in glorifying violence and the lack of respect for law.” (Shootout: Do We Need More Gun Control Regulations?) What people don 't understand is that they are taking away their own freedoms with Gun Control.
She shared her thoughts on this dispute, “If you don 't like the content in a book, don 't read it. If you don 't want your child to read a book, take it away. But you do not have the right to decide “appropriateness” for everyone” (Hopkins
I found a censored quote on the ‘American Library Association’ . The quote stated “First Amendment freedoms are most in danger when the government seeks to control thought or to justify its laws for that impermissible end.” I believe this quote is stating that first amendment freedom is the most dangerous amendment when readers want and or don’t want the book to be public to all people. I also think the government making the decision is bad because its people deciding, not the government. They can 't just take our rights away from us and decide independently.
No piece of literature should ever be ban : Of Mice and Men should not be ban from young adults and libraries. The literature classic promotes good life lessons for students to learn from such as friendship and motivation. Simply banning the book would contradict the right of free press under the first amendment of the constitutions. The book also provides a considerable amount of historical context. Even though the book contains a tremendous amount of racism , sexism , and vulgar language , in today’s media , we are exposed to a similar content.