Clearly, this quote is important because it is showing readers what not to read and writers not to put in other books. This quote connects with banned books because it had criminal sexual allegations against the author and most of the reasons that books are banned is because of the sexuality in them. Lastly, books should be banned for language and cursing because lots of kids aren 't used to that and there is a bunch of name-callings. There shouldn 't be name calling in children 's books especially because that 's what they read and when they get older that 's what they learned and then they will call people bad names and do bad
Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate. This book should be taught to High School students across the country, and it should not be a banned book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students morals, and ethics. The book is still partially accurate to what some people go through even in today’s world, and what the books reads is still a part of history that should not be covered up and tucked away. 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.
For instance, one reader who is age 6 or 7 may read at the level of a 9 or 10 year old, it all depends on the child. Age banding therefore creates a “betrayal of trust between the reader and the author” (130). Age banding can also “disregard the creativity of authors” (130). The age bans are “harmful to children’s enjoyment of reading,” as children may not appreciate or pick up a book that is targeted for a younger age group than their own. The same goes for young readers who are confident and may be “put off by books that fit their ability” rather than their age (130).
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.
The idea surrounding censorship should not be avoided since it can give readers a better understanding of the consequences that comes with it. Avoiding the discussion surrounding censorship can leave a negative impact on people, especially young teenagers. This can be justified in the article, "Censoring Student Newspapers: An Overview" as the author argues that "Censorship prevents students from debating controversial issues in an open forum and does not prepare them to graduate beyond school and into life as an adult citizen, nor does it allow them to freely discuss the realities of teenage life" (Aliprandini and McMahon). Banning the book is similar to censorship as both prevent readers from viewing a published medium or book. This limits one 's construction of knowledge, ideas, and imagination.
Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk. Kassia Micek wrote an article called “Parent Criticizes book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. In the article parents state that this book talks about things students should not be encouraged to discuss in school. Alton Verm, a parent of a child reading the book made comments on the book like “its filled with all kinds of filth and how the words used in the book do not need to be brought out in class.” Verm asks the question, “how can the school punish students for using bad language, yet require them to read a book with bad language and morals in it?”
Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it? Most learn curse words at a very young age, and the foul language displayed is not used to promote vulgarity but rather to add a sense of realism to the narrative. The use of profanity is a reason why some object to The Secret Life of Bees. Ian Warwick and Peter Aggleton write about how students often feel bullied when
Students should be allowed to read George Orwell’s 1984 in school. Although the book displays the distrust of the government, radical communism, anti-socialism, explicit sexual content, physical and psychological torture this doesn’t take away from that the book is conveying a message, that people should have free will in the battle against a suppresser because the book conveys the will of someone that doesn’t give up till the end to try and find out the “truth”. The book however shows that people shouldn’t give up to become a drone of a suspicious government, and to seek out the truth behind the façade, and that people aren’t what they really seem to be. Rebellion, the act or process of resisting authority, control or convention. In 1984, the definition of Rebellion is spread throughout the pages.
Books are slowly becoming less needed due to the use of the modern technology. But this shouldn't be a reason for banning books. People still read books today believe it or not, and they actually enjoy reading them. So all banning books really do is hurt the people that actually enjoy reading them. Daphne Muse in the article “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001” states that “the AlA’s office for intellectual freedom recorded more than 6000 book challenges since 1990”( “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001”) .Writers today are given basically a rule book for writing books.
There is no point in banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because it can be easily acquired by kids since it is a classic novel. The sole purpose of banning a book is to make sure that students do not read it. People can access The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn online, in bookstores, and in libraries. Since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is well known, it is also likely for family members to have the book, they would want their relatives to read
Whether people in school are mature enough to read it and take all of the explicitcontent is up to them, and obviously they know what they’re getting into when they begin to readit. Having a book published and for people to read it and dislike it and ban it from certain places,must feel awful. I don’t think books should be banned in high school, obviously don’t allowelementary or middle school kids to read it, but it is his way of expressing himself. Humans tendto have a big issue on not judging when another is expressing their form of being, and this is acase where people may have gone a bit too
Furthermore, many people argue that in this novel, Huck was actually showing affection for Jim when he used the word “nigger.” If one reads the novel, he or she would see that the relationship between Huck and Jim speaks louder than an inappropriate word. Therefore, by banning this novel and countless others like it, schools are depriving students of learning about history, and reading about what life, and literature, was like in times before their own. This shows that novels shouldn’t be banned from public high schools because some novels that are considered unsuitable for teenagers to read contain information about
In conclusion, lowering the MLDA will promote and teach more responsible drinking, the three year learning period will cut down on underage drinking, and it makes the most sense because the legal age of adulthood is 18. Keeping the legal drinking age the same is doing nothing to help this country or the people in it, more people will die or be seriously injured because of alcohol if we do nothing to promote responsible drinking. This paper might not make a difference in the fight to lower the MLDA, or treat the young adults in this country like true adults, but you
Making them learn Shakespeare isn’t going to be interesting for them, especially 9th graders. Dana Dusbiber said, “I am a high school English teacher. I am not supposed to dislike Shakespeare. But I do. And not only do I dislike Shakespeare because of my own personal disinterest in reading stories written in an early form of the English language that I cannot always easily navigate, but also because there is a WORLD of really