Another reason that To Kill a Mockingbird is banned is for its references to rape. In today's society, if you turn on your television, you will see stories about rape and murder and other unnatural and disturbing behaviors. In this novel, the author did not write a porn scene or any sort of inappropriate scenes that are unsuitable for the teenage readers, but she merely references to rape, which seems to be such a major concern for people who are most likely lonely with too much time on their hands. Considering that To Kill a Mockingbird is quite a long novel and is a higher reading level, you should be able to determine whether you are mature enough to read the novel. Whether you are capable of maintaining yourself while reading about the history of race, references to rape, and profane language that we hear just about every day, depends on you.
Mayella is raising her brothers and sisters on her own and is abused by her father, Bob Ewell. Her loneliness leads her to seek out affection wherever she can, and unfortunately, she decides to pick on Tom Robinson. Tom was an innocent man who was falsely accused by Mayella Ewell of rape and abuse. In the novel they said that tom was trying to escape prison and so they shot him, but we all know that they killed him because he was a black man. For example, when Scout says what Mr.underwood said, “Mr.Underwood didn't talk about miscarriages of justice , he was writing so children could understand.
Both Beatty and Martin Bormann had been brainwashed into believing or disbelieving in a particular topic. Beatty and the rest of society had been grown up only remember that books were bad and owning them would be a disgrace. However, there were some citizens in their society who disobey these rules which resulted in them getting ‘fixed’. After visiting Montag, Beatty had explained to him that they have lowered the kindergarten age year so they can catch just about every child and teach them at a young age. Lowering the kindergarten age, shows the different ways that the government tries to keep everyone from books keeping them from thinking for themselves.
As Scout grew older, she began to notice Author’s kindnesses. Ever so slightly did she begin to question his humanity. At the point when she was the most mature, she acknowledged Author’s name. Almost every time a white was intentionally used to dehumanize African Americans. People didn’t recognize African Americans people.
Prayer Should Be Allowed In Schools Most people believe that prayer is a waste of time, and should not be allowed in school. Even though religions are diverse, prayer should be allowed, or at least an option. Prayer should be allowed in schools because not everyone who wants to go to a religious school can, those who believe in God should be able to freely worship in school, and people accuse prayer of being controversial, when teachings such as evolution and global warming are controversial. Prayer should be allowed in school because not everyone can afford to pay the pricey fees of religious schools. Religious schools are very expensive.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
Pecola didn’t literally receive blue eyes but she thought she did, and so it was a mind game. He lead “Pecola to lies, self-delusion and madness”, not a great quality of a pastor (Edmund 2). These blue eyes that she saw, were supposed to fix everything and change “the evil to good”. On the contrary and to her disappointment, these blue eyes did nothing that she dreamed of but made the people around her continue to think worse of her. The physical beauty (or lack of it) gives Pecola no self confidence and just makes her to covet beauty of others causing her to almost always have a negative attitude and low self-esteem which afflicts her throughout her
Book Banning According to the American Library Association (ALA), the request for removal of books are usually due to the contents and its age appropriateness for the students. “When I was in 6th grade, I decided to read Catcher in the Rye. My parents were fine with that, but my school sent me home for the day. This experience gave me an even greater appreciation of the power of the written word” (Reading Banned Books...).
Having you ever had to take a class in high school but never really learned anything from it? Most students have been introduced to this problem, but the few who have not been in this situation due to the difference in their schooling system. In my opinion, I think that the alternative grading system where testing is not the center of attention is much more effective. On the other hand, many people may argue that the traditional system that focuses on test, homework and quizzes is more beneficial, rather than a long term assignment. But, my reasoning states otherwise.
People say uniforms help children in more ways than one, but those people and facts are not completely correct. David Brunsma, (2005) a University of Missouri assistant professor who published the book The School Uniform Movement and What It Tells Us About American Education: A Symbolic Crusade, writes, “Perceptions aren’t reality. Perceptions sometimes are important interpretations of reality, but often they can mask deeper issues.” (P.1- 2) One of those issues people ignore because they think uniforms fix all problems is uniforms take away the comfort and individuality of the child.
But that doesn’t seem like a good enough reason to change a big part of the novel. Taking out the “n-word” would not only be taking out some of the history but also some meaning and significance of the novel. Many readers see To Kill a Mockingbird as a racist book because it shows the whole truth about that time period. The “n-word” was just part of everyone’s vocabulary back then it was used many times even in the same few sentences like when Atticus’ daughter Scout asks: “Do you defend niggers, Atticus?” (pg 77).
This book has won several awards, in 1999 the National Book Award Finalist; in 2000 it won the Michael L. Printz, and the Coretta Scott-King award. Despites its many awards it has also been challenged and banned in many different school districts because parents didn’t think it was appropriate for their children to read. According to Dean 2013, states “Seven D97 families filed a request with the district last month to have the book removed. A "request for reconsidering" can be made under board policy, which deals with educational materials deemed "offensive or controversial. " The policy also calls for an internal committee to be convened to review such materials”.
Of Mice and Men Some people think the book, Of Mice and Men, should be banned in public schools, I think the book should be because of the language and the racial comments. The reason the book might have been banned was because of the severity of bad language. On page four, “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I?
It is March 29, 1765 and the stamp act was enacted about a week ago. The Crane family is very upset over this act enforced by the British Parliament because they do not have a lot of money and it will cause a hardship for them financially. This act made people pay taxes on any printed legal document. Bruce Crane, his wife, and his three children were very upset over this act.
I am writing to you to plead that you do not continue to censor and ban the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in schools in America. Steinbeck wrote this novella as an educated critique of American society during his life. Although there are many controversial topics throughout his writing, he wrote them to enhance the story. I plead that you discontinue the banning and censoring of Of Mice and Men because the profanity and controversy was purposeful and because it portrays a very accurate picture of the Great Depression. While Steinbeck frequently used profanity throughout the story, he arguably did so in order to enhance the story.