Censorship is an extremely debated topic in America, with people saying it contradicts with what the Bill of Rights has allowed the American people and how it may deny people use the Freedom of Speech. Yet, the censorship of books in American public schools is one of the most controversial topics today because of the use of racial slurs in classic literature, this is the case with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Opinions on this topic vary, with some of them being: schools should have the right to censor books because they have racial slurs in them, schools should have teachers open up a conversation about race and the use of racial slurs with these books, or schools should not have the right to censor any book. I firmly believe that schools
Many argue that schools should not teach To Kill a Mockingbird due to another reason: lying about rape. Many call this novel “immoral literature because the plot is centered around rape” (Selk). According to Alice Randall, this novel “...encourages boys and girls to believe women lie about being raped.” This could cause young adults to neglect many “Believe the Victim” movements occuring today (Randall). Many argue that these concepts are too complex for young adults to understand. This is because To Kill a Mockingbird is an “...adult fairytale, that is often read by children… in profound and damaging ways” (Randall).
His commencement speech was very rich in diction and allegory. In all of his anecdotal stories, he was being allegorical because each one of his stories contributed to why people should go to school to expand their minds instead of to get a good paying career. He suggests that people should want to go against the norm, and think for themselves, so I fully agree with him because the world can be more advanced and complacent if everyone thought for themselves and were ot
For example, people at school call eachother names and make them feel bad. Or they say things that are not true about the person, and the people who are getting bullied get made and tend to do stuff that will hurt other people. Evaluation I like the story it's like real life cause this actually happens and it also has a lot of emotions. But i think the author could of ended the story with more information. For example, like did lily really move schools did all the kids know if it was trevor who was milkandhoney or do they still make fun of lily.
I have always believed that jealousy is a strong feeling that can cause you to do bad things to others. However, that may not be true all the time, it just depends on how mature you are about the situation. For instance, the kids that lock Margot in the closet were lacking of maturity when they did that to Margot and Charlie’s co-workers in Flowers for Algernon were just not thinking clearly when they signed for the petition. Therefore, jealousy can be handled in a variety of ways and the way that jealousy was controlled in both of these stories were some
In John Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men”, symbolism is a crucial factor to understanding and addressing different themes or topics the story talks about and make them more manageable, but also to engage readers. The author uses different symbols such as animals, characters, and places to portray the themes of dreams, innocence, loneliness, friendship, the American Dream, the weak and the strong, among others. Without understanding these key symbols readers probably wouldn’t understand the context of the story or what the author wants to express, making it very boring when reading it. Definitely, these symbols give a deeper meaning to the story, which could be also described as an allegory. Throughout the story, it can be seen that the author
When it comes to banning a book, many different criteria have to be met. With books in high school, it can be very controversial with parents as to which books need to be banned. In Schools, books are banned from things like foul language, sexual content, of just speaking about things parents or the school board may not like. In this book Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli, it is being banned because it is a story about a little Jewish boy and how it was during the Holocaust. Dean Schneider on Bookpage.com says, “Underlying this story of war and the Holocaust is a young boy’s search for a name and something to believe in.” Along with this book and multiple others out there, even though the books may not want and enjoy these “awful” things, sometimes
In Cold Blood: Educational or Inappropriate? When brainstorming inappropriate subjects to discuss with children at school, topics such as murder, violence, inappropriate language, or affairs may come to mind. The question is raised that if it benefits the child to converse about these matters, should books about adult themes, like murder be allowed in schools? Many novels, including In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, arguably should be banned, because it contains gruesome details about real life murders. Parents are mostly concerned about letting their children reading this book, while the majority of teachers approve it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why this book written by Mark Twain should be on the banned books list in schools and why it is too mature for it’s students. This book is full of situations that honesty students are not able to handle, leaving inappropriate impressions about racism and how to treat people and is going to cause teenagers and young adults to repeat the language and personalities seen in this, to other groups of this century that are fitting now The problem with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t that it is a bad book, not that maybe it is poorly written or isn’t a learning experience. The fact of the matter is that students do not hold the attention span or mental capacity to be forced to deal with this. While some may use to excuse that high school students may have enough knowledge over these situations, or if explained, people would enjoy the moral of the story more, that is not always the case. Students in high school already are expected so much of.
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.