Classic Books Should Be Banned Essay

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Classic Books being banned in the U.S.
Throughout history, several novels have been banned in the United States; they have been labeled as “Racially insensitive, oppressive, unacceptable, obscene, blasphemous, filthy, and pornographic. Some of which include: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451, Gone with the Wind, and To Kill a Mockingbird amongst several other well-known banned or formerly banned classics. Sir Winston Churchill once said: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Not only do these books accurately describe our history and where we’ve come from as a Nation and make excellent learning tools, but they also make great reading material.
These said forbidden novels typically depict the incomprehensible truth of what it was like to own slaves, to be a slave, or even the life and treatment of African-Americans before and after the Civil War; like in previously stated novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Many of these classics have what we consider vulgar language, because of the frequent use of racial
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The best way to get an accurate depiction of an event or time period is books. This way we can read and analyze the situation ourselves and gain our own opinion without contamination. Too many times we’re lead to believe something that isn’t the honest truth or it’s not as horrendous as we’re lead to believe and visa-versa. Perhaps that’s why books with naughty language and magic are constantly being challenged and banned; our priorities are somewhat warped and not where they should be. Perhaps, if we were to actually teach our children right from wrong, and acceptable from unacceptable we wouldn’t be so worried about what they read; But then we would also be required to hold ourselves accountable as

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