Catcher in the Rye is a book about a teenager discovering himself, and shouldn’t be censored as it can be very useful and insightful for teenagers or people of the right mental capacity, as to appreciate the book. Blei’s argument, as to why banning the book is counter productive, is very insightful. While other critics argue that the profanities in the book should be ignored when considering banning the book, Blei accepts the profanities and points out that there are a multitude of other ways for kids to be exposed to such things in their
The millennial generation is often criticized for being the laziest generation, one that never does anything. This generation is often looked down upon as a disappointment, but it has shown that it is more than capable of achieving great accomplishments. Through social media platforms, the young people of today have created movements and have educated many people around the world. This generation has learnt to be politically correct. This generation had learnt to be aware of the struggles people are facing around the world.
Criticisms on The Crucible The drama The Crucible by Arthur Miller tells a story of lies and deceptions. It does a semi-comedic recap of the Salem Witch Trials that happened during colonial times. One critic, John Gassner, states that Miller is “the most ‘constructive’ of recent American playwrights, but has struggled manfully to create a theatre of positive values.” Gassner uses The Crucible to point out these struggles stating that it is a “heroic example” (Gassner). Another critic, Philip Hope-Wallace, claims that The Crucible was very highly esteemed in New York and America, but everywhere else in the world it was not. He claimed it to be “melodramatically ‘moving.’” and compared it the Shaw’s work about witch hunts, claiming that the scenes from Shaw’s work were “so human, wise and balanced that it cleave[d] the heart” (Hope-Wallace).
Adding on, Twain’s original publishing of his book promotes historical accuracy and legitimacy which would be not communicated towards the audience if the books are recirculated with different words to “child proof” them. His works need to be recognized by the various people that believe that his books are too mature for children that he targets a more mature audience. It is wrong to alter something that is so deeply rooted in history, just to meet the demands of society resulting in the loss of many lessons embedded in his work. Overall, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a brilliant work of literature that isn’t
They are definitely “great characters” as they are the protagonist in books that have been regarded as great pieces of literature for many centuries, but their ambitions materialised in monstrous acts, meaning the principles that lead them to ruin were equally atrocious. It can be proposed that the principle is ambition. Ambition is a virtue, yet an ambition to be more powerful, (i.e. to rule a country or create life) might have negative consequences because power is known to corrupt. This means that power can corrupt what were initially the most honest ambitions, causing them to obligate to violence bringing them only sadness and greed when their ambitions are realised.
Claiming that bad influence towards education makes it resistant. Penrod’s argument may have several flaws, but overall it is effective because the reading he uses a few appeals throughout; however, not all of his appeals are trustworthy or objective at times, his appeals are still effective through the use of supporting sources, clear-cut thesis, and thought-provoking statements. Penrod claims that popular events are getting more recognition than needed compared to the intellectuals. From a personal perspective, this presents that there are still anti-intellectuals out there. According to a commentary by the screen name of “ArCaNe,” “Man how I hate nerds… if I ever had a tommygun with me… I would most probably blow each one of their… heads off.” In other words, the commentary has hatred towards intelligent individuals improving the point of anti-intellectualism.
Once she really got to talk to Lennie and really understand who he is, she could make the right judgment about him. Nevertheless, she comes to find out that he is actually the opposite of what she originally thought. John Steinbeck wants to show that one cannot falsely judge others based off of the stereotype that people who talk funny are nuts. Lennie is a very kind-hearted person and cares for others. He might not seem like the smartest person, but misjudging him just because of that is wrong because he is actually a good human
For example, some of the cool kids would come to me asking to copy off of my assignment or my homework and I know that it is academic dishonesty to let someone take my work and say it as their own. At the same time, I want to be friends with them so a thought would come to my head to allow them to copy my work so I could be part of the cool kids. In spite of this, I realize that one doesn 't need to let some societal teenager copy off of one’s work just to make one cool because one day that teenager is going to be grateful to me for not allowing him to do that because now he knows how to solve parametric equations and he will do great on the test. As a teenager, it is difficult to make the right decision because there is so much pressure that is placed upon one to make the wrong choice but it is important to make mature decisions and not choices to just appease
However because Plato 's position and defense of censorship only takes into account the prevention of ideas that may morally corrupt the children of society, it does not account for the other problems that may be raised with the idea of censorship. As aforementioned, the many problems with censorship, such as the lack of freedom, and imposed biases, now become valid. Because the party at hand is no longer just children (may be possible young adults or adults). The said party now possesses such an intellectual capacity to properly evaluate such ideas, and censoring said mediums of art and literature take away the action of evaluating such ideas. Regardless of whether or not the idea is correct or wrong, just or unjust, it can be argued that every party possesses the right to evaluate the ideas in the first place.
Some critics may argue that the genre is not suitable for youngsters due to the dark setting, but rather the exact opposite is likely to be true. Reading dystopian books could be beneficial to an adolescent’s personal growth, specifically, mental, emotional and social well-being. The following will outline the effects of YA dystopia on these three respects. First of all, young people could strengthen intellect though reading dystopian literature. Eccleshare (2013) notes that every single good story consists of two main components that are breaking and making.