Catcher In The Rye Should Be Banned

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Parents are over protective for their children these days. They want them to stay in the boundary, they have made. Most of the parents are blocking their son or daughter's way to the success by limiting their imaginations and creativity. They enthrall their children to be their puppet and do whatever they want, but they don't understand the fact that their children need to be gregarious to recognize this world. The novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J. D. Salinger drew a lot of attention in these past years. “The Catcher in the Rye” is the novel about sixteen years old audacious character, Holden Caulfield, who is trying to find his space in the society. He thinks that the world around him is full of “ Phoniness.” There is ambiguous statement…show more content…
So many different conclusions could be drawn from the same facts. Some people believe that their children should not know about sexual topics. “ I think there is the idea that children should not be exposed to the things that are all troubling and disturbing to them.” - (NY Times), but its not true, if this generation has no knowledge about sex and its bad effects then how could they ignore these mistakes. We need to teach about sexual effects t present generation so the could learn something about it and try to avoid it. If today's generation has no idea about unwanted sex that it causes dangerous diseases like AIDS, then how could they ignore it. Some people are disturbed by the “presence of premarital sex and prostitution”- (NY Times), but Holden declines sex from a prostitute and even he pays to her for the time she spent talking to him. This book didn't gave any lessons towards sex because Holden never forced any girl for sex. He always says that he is weak in sex conversations and when “a girl says him to stop he always stops” (Salinger). This shows that Holden is anything but a mixed up adolescent with strong sense of values. In conclusion, “The Catcher in the Rye” shouldn't be banned from the school curriculum because it teaches us a life lesson. Even though this book has featured several controversial issues like profanity, It has very essential moral lessons that readers can benefit from. Therefore, there is not any adequate reason for banning this
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