Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a novel that takes place in the future. In this futuristic novel, firemen burn down houses instead of saving them. Ray Bradbury also has some other attitudes about life that I think are a little absurd. Although, Ray Bradbury comes through in the end with some strong messages and life lessons, that develop throughout the novel. For example, my favorite message is never lose faith and resist the status quo, no matter what obstacles stand in the way.
Banned Books are books that are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. Banning books is against the writers right for freedom of speech, which is the first amendment. Students have the right to read, reading is not illegal, so why ban books? If a reader is mature enough to handle some curse words or bad behavior then they should be able to read banned books. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech.
Catch-22, The Catcher in the Rye, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. All of the books named are books that have been banned in America. Banned books are a problem not just in America, but all over the world. Some people do believe that books should be monitored and reviewed to make that they don’t give off unpopular opinions or hurt the public. However, just because a book is unpopular or gives unpopular opinions doesn’t mean that people should be denied from reading it.
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
To ban books or not is a rising question in America. Many authors such as Kelly Konrad and Ellen Ryan strongly believe that books should not be banned because they teach life lessons and limits freedom of speech. On the other hand, books like George Orwell’s Animal Farm have strong topics that may not suit some readers. Author Judith Krug emphasises that banning books can give people an equal opportunity. Some parents, students, and school board members think books are constantly being banned in educational facilities and libraries because of their explicit content and profanity; however; many of those same books teach important life lessons and represent freedom of speech.
In the Fahrenheit 451 society, a totalitarian government rules with an iron fist, conforming everyone to be oblivious to their surroundings and do everything the government asks without question. Firefighters burn books because citizens are forbidden to read because it might stir intellectual thinking. Since thinking will cause rebellious uproars against the government, the government does everything it can to prevent it. Ray Bradbury lambastes conformity since it can lead to the loss of individuality. He utilizes Clarisse, technology, and an emotionally dead society to stress his position.
When most people hear of book banning, they think of libraries across the country clearing their shelves of books thought of to be taboo or problematic. While that once was a problem in the United States, book banning has taken a tactical, less obvious form of censorship and it is mostly in schools. It’s not a stranger to anyone that middle and high schools have required reading lists that name several books students will have to read for the academic school year. The books can range from anything, [research and look up book names here], and are often stock packed with various themes, lessons, and messages. However, plenty of parents feel [look at article to see the support of book banning] that certain ideas should not be taught to their children, especially when the ideas conflict with their personal beliefs and interests.
Books, Should We Ban Them Or Not: Banned books are books that have been taken out of public environments because of many different reasons. Books should not be banned simply because we have the rights to any books. Banned Books can teach important things about our history. Books that have been banned teach great morals/lesson even with the negative content. Banning Books infringes on people 's personal rights.
I interviewed Lee on her opinion on this book, she said, “even though parts of this book sound hard to read, it seems like it gives a good warning on how drug use can destroy a person’s life. Banning extremely graphic or offensive books is a good idea, but when they can teach teenagers about how drugs destroys your life, they should not be banned. However, these kind of books have to be very careful to not make drug use seem like a good time with friends and nothing bad will ever happen.” I interviewed Amy on her opinion, she said, “This book seems very depressing and hard to read. I believe that books should be banned if they’re this hard to read.
Imagine that you have no knowledge of what happened in the past before you were born. You can’t read about it because your Government has forbidden the reading of books. You can’t hide them because there are no books left to read because they get burnt. The Government thinks that past knowledge is not important in the book.