The author expresses, “A books ideas may be disliked, the book may be perceived to ridicule certain individuals or to ignore others; or the book may be judged to be dangerous or offensive” (Miller). Everyone has different emotions about certain books. For instance, anyone cannot remove anything from dislike, others may enjoy it. People should be respected and be able to read a book they enjoy without being banned. Banning books is a way of controlling people.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values.
Also, many are outraged that books like To Kill a Mockingbird is on the banned books list because they are time-honored books. Many people believe books should be banned because their content is deemed inappropriate for younger audiences or because their content is on sensitive subjects. However, others believe it is our First Amendment right to be able to read these books and that books contain important lessons in them. Christine Hauser, writer for The New York Times, agrees that books the controversial content manner should be banned. In her article “Sex, Politics and the Banned Books of 2016” she states, “The book was removed from a school in Wisconsin because it “portrays a transgender child, and because of language, sex education and offensive viewpoints,” the association reported.”
Did you know that one of the most popular series in the world, “Harry Potter”, was banned because of witchcraft? Believe it or not, banning these books is causing more harm than good. Banning books needs to stop because of the potential negative impacts that accompanies the banning of books. The petitions and requests to ban a book usually happens because a certain group of peoples’ views counteract with what the book is discussing. This causes library, teacher, group, or bookstore to consider banning books because of possible concerns.
Classic well-known books such as Harry Potter, Slaughterhouse Five, along with many other books have been banned. Books should not be banned from any school or library. People buy books simply because they have been outlawed, children should be exposed to the real life situations that books can offer them, and people should be able to read what they want. These are the reasons that banning books is controversial. People buy books because they have been banned.
Entertainment such as, tv and radio play a big part in why most people do not independently think for themselves. The bigger reason is the sensitivities towards the “offensive” opinions written in these books that makes people submit to the goverments rules. This makes one either obey the authority and seeing what can happen to the world if they chose to let it stay the same or disobeying authority for change. Very much alike the recent occurrences where some college students have been rejecting the books they were given and are requesting new books and passages that are not offensive for the end result of softening and changing dated learning. On the other hand, there are new rules that are trying to make penitentiary’s “safer”, though adding specific approved “respectable” books for the prisoners to read and taking away their personal input on information.
This quote, for example, is teaching that if you always be kind to people and you will have many friends. These are the two different sides and how they could solve their differences to make both sides happier, a compromise. The first two paragraphs were all about how banned books are bad, how they are all horrific and not something you would like to read. However, in the third paragraph, we find that is not the truth that banned books can be good for people to read as well. Now think about how many books are being prosecuted needlessly, how many of the bad ones are being forced into teens hands.
At one point in time, over 7,220 books have been challenged to be banned. Though these books have been removed for the safety of children, not all books should be banned for many reasons. These include the fact that banning books is infringing on the First Amendment, keeping children from understanding the real world, and, even though there are many reasons for book banning, not banning books could help a student’s education and can even work against itself. Banning a book from a school or public library could go against a person’s First Amendment of the freedom of press.
Books are being Censored and We need to stop it! Throughout our years on earth, Literature has grown as a subject and matter happening in our society, some that have some controversy and are later banned by governments, etc. I think that banned books should be open to the public to due to the freedom of our country allowing us to do read what we want, it is not right for the government to censor our learning, and Everyone should be able to choose and know what they are going to read, but have the choice to read it anywhere. Banned books should be open to the public to due to the freedom of our country allowing us to do read what we want. For Example, “Five appendixes comprise the last half of the volume and present the following: discussions
On the other hand, Beatty and Faber are static characters, although they have different perspectives about the books, but their ideas are completely remain constant throughout the story. For example, Beatty believes that the books should be destroyed, and eliminated throughout the story. He thinks that having books will remove the happiness from the society, but Faber believes that the books are crucial and significant, and we shouldn’t be annihilated, and destroyed. He believes that are something in the books that are bigger than words.
Censorship The United States Government is finding new ways to censor citizen’s freedom. Are they taking it too far by removing online content and books that might be considered offensive to the general public. The government should not take away offensive reading content for three reasons. Firstly all citizens should not be limited to what books they are allowed to read considering we have been granted freedom from the government with the first Amendment. Secondly, books are people’s best teachers and provide real life knowledge for kids and adults who are trying to comprehend subjects that we not taught throughout the many years of education.
Shatoni Madison February 3.2016 Writing Wednesday Recently, several English teachers have decided to teach a certain book to their classes that contains questionable material normally not allowed in schools, including poor language, sexuality, and violence. They claim that the book has many redeeming qualities about it, and also is a great tool for teaching students reading and analytical skills. In my opinion, teachers should be permitted to teach these questionable book to their students. If an author's work was to be tampered with I feel as if many books will lose their value and or the meaning the author was trying to convey.
No piece of literature should ever be ban : Of Mice and Men should not be ban from young adults and libraries. The literature classic promotes good life lessons for students to learn from such as friendship and motivation. Simply banning the book would contradict the right of free press under the first amendment of the constitutions. The book also provides a considerable amount of historical context. Even though the book contains a tremendous amount of racism , sexism , and vulgar language , in today’s media , we are exposed to a similar content.
In the 21st century, many books are challenged and banned for their content, some of these include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Animal Farm, and Fahrenheit 451. Many of the reasons given for banning are the same. The reasons include violence, language, symbols, and religion. This makes it very difficult for educational professionals; which books should be taught and which ones should be banned, when does protection become unnecessary censorship? Although Fahrenheit 451 shows some dark themes such as banning books, disregard for human life, and suicide, it should be included in the school curriculum because it shows the dystopian future that awaits the world if the events in the book become a reality.
Censorship Rough Draft “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame” (Oscar). The words remarked by renowned author Oscar Wilde oppose the numerous efforts of many current governments to censor threatening texts. Many books are banned, because they showcase offensive themes; however, this depicts America’s appreciation of literature, or rather lack thereof. Books should not be banned because they depict realistic ideals and conflicts that many people may relate to.