To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Whereas, in 1984 the government has reached a level of control such that even the resistance is not really violent resistance but a form of thought-based resistance and thus the government seeks to trample this resistance through orthodoxy and on an unconscious level. The government in V for Vendetta does seek to control the minds but physical compliance is a more important factor than in 1984, where physical compliance is generally established. Both texts underlie the importance of media and communication of ideas for tyrannical governments to maintain their control over
Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum. If you really want a book not to be read by an adolescent, banning the book will often have an opposite effect. Although it contains sensitive topics and harsh language, The Secret Life of Bees should not be banned in high schools because students are not only mature enough to handle these issues but should, in fact, be exposed to them in an educational environment to help in the development of their maturing minds. Being exposed to course language at too early an age can often have negative effects on adolescent development. Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it?
The purpose of Newspeak is to control personal beliefs as this gives the government the ability to remove and limit thoughts that are aimed against Big Brother and its parties. One character in 1984, known as Syme, a worker in Oceania reveals to Winston that he is intrigued by Newspeak and complies with the system which allows the reader to see how citizens are indoctrinated. “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words... You haven’t a real appreciation for newspeak, Winston … don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express” the juxtaposition of ‘’beautiful’’ and ’’destruction” demonstrate how Big Brother and the Ministry of Truth use their power to destroy the conventional way of life, but they believe it is essential for society to have complete order and be artificially constructed to create
In comparison, both advocated freedom for their people but in contrast Malcolm X wanted complete segregation from whites but Frederick Douglas wanted unity. In brief, Malcolm X and Frederick Douglass learned to read in spite of barriers. Frederick Douglass was forbidden to learn how to read and write while Malcolm X grew up without an education. Their struggles and motivation for education and then to pass that knowledge to other is the reason why they are
John Podhoretz’s article, “The censors win”, demonstrates that the disapproval of world attacks shouldn’t be considered as censored. He writes, “...severe disapproval of behavior or ideas she considered improper… seeks to prevent such misbehavior in the name of protecting society.” In other words, a teacher, but in this case, the article uses Mrs. Grundy and she’s trying to prevent misbehavior in class or school just like the society. In the article, they write about the attacks, images, and the barbarity of these wars. But also that children and teen think differently than adults. Which includes, “In an age when extreme...matters on television, footage...that children process information and video differently [than adults].” But inclusion
Schools also only focus on the large facts that some children might not understand. The information that is going into a child's brain should be told at their education level, because then the child will remember it better. Teachers should not focus on the large idea, but focus on the small ideas that have formed the large one. Take for instance, Martin Luther King Jr. Telling children just that he was a civil rights leader who was assassinated is not doing anything for the child’s knowledge.
Today’s college students are becoming more sensitized to the harshness of the outside world. Instead of learning to be resilient to others’ comments, they are being taught to take offense to any little word that could in some way be connected with a bad experience they might have had, and college administrators and professors are aiding this childish behavior. They are backing this movement to make adults into children. With this new movement to rid college campuses of any speech that may make anyone feel uncomfortable, students are being treated less like adults, and more like elementary children. In their essay, “The Coddling of the American Mind”, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt express their concern about this movement.
Children and teens should be able to access literature “free of restrictions” (70). Censors of young adult literature “fail to see” the similarities between their “desires to suppress information” about sexuality, violence, and religion and the “successful attempts by dictators to control their countries’ population” (70). Countries who have tried to implement censorship are practicing control over their citizens, which is why Canada should not suppress the population from any literature. If children are told they are not able to read books they are interested in or curious about they will be deterred from pursuing leisurely reading which limits their intellectual
On the issue of banning books, it seems that the parents know the right things and others do not. In reality every book read in a high school, a parent is always going to state why the child should not read such and such a book. It 's simply opinionated. I believe that if a book has some good moral or is taught in a manner that projects good morality then it should be allowed to be part of the school 's