Censorship In Catcher In The Rye

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Fuck: The Woes of Censorship “Somebody 'd written ‘Fuck you’ on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy.” This is a line from the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, which has been both praised as a contemporary masterpiece and banned from schools and libraries alike. If this book had never been censored, if it had been accepted for the story and realism within it, then it is possible that other works of art would not be censored today. Limiting expression has been done since leaders discovered that they could exercise such a power. Censorship is detrimental to most people around the world’s well-being because it limits the free flow of information and can inhibit mental maturity. In a 2012 New York Times article, journalist …show more content…

This E. L. James series is notorious for its graphic sex sequences and teetering on the realm of romanticizing rape culture, since, according to Bosman, “The books tell the tale of a dominant-submissive affair between a manipulative millionaire and a naive younger woman.” When the first book came out, some library officials refused to stock it based on principle (Bosman). The Veedersburg Public Library is one such library. Shortly after the first novel became infamous, the library director put out an executive order for the book never to be stocked. This has resulted in a raised use in the Evergreen database, which is an online network of libraries all across Indiana that share inventory. A patron in the Veedersburg Public Library can request a book from any other library that uses Evergreen, and it will be delivered to them. This has resulted in a long wait time for the book at Veedersburg, along with other libraries in a similar situation. Requests for the books only sped up at these censored libraries (Bosman), and an issue arose at the Veedersburg Public Library. Through Evergreen they were providing a book that they did not morally support. Because of this realization, the manager of the Veedersburg Library discussed the issue with the

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