Examples Of Censorship In The Catcher In The Rye

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The Catcher in the Rye no part of the book should be censored because everything in the book stand either as a symbol for the character Holden or serve as a lesson in the book But you’ve not told why...you can’t just state something without cause. State why... Intro: The definition of Censorship is “Censorship is the restraint of speech and communicative material by some form of power or authority, usually a government” (Censorship). A censorship is done to protect the public because they are considered offensive or otherwise objectionable (censorship). A censorship is not simply done by just a normal citizen but by a high authority usually done by the government. Censorship has been “ An early example of censorship is the trial, conviction,…show more content…
Salinger is a book about a eighteen year old name Holden Caulfield that tells his story while he’s being treated in a mental hospital. THe Catcher in the Rye is constantly banned throughout the year. An example of the reaction to The Catcher in the Rye “1960, a teacher in Tulsa, was fired for assigning the book to an eleventh grade English class”. The teacher appealed and was reinstated by the school board, but the book was removed from use in the school. This is just an examples of the book The Catcher in the Rye being banned or censored. Even people getting fired from their job for assigning their student to read them. There are just so many different cases of teachers getting fired, words needing to be censored, and parents complaining. Clearly, parents or adults do not like other reading The Catcher in the Rye. “Banned from English classes at the Freeport High School in De Funiak Springs, Fla. (1985) because it is "unacceptable" and "obscene."” (American library Association). There are just so many different cases of teachers getting fired, words needing to be censored, and parents complaining. Clearly, parents or adults do not like other reading The Catcher in the Rye. Here are more examples of parents and student arguing with the book. Such as of the use of the f-word found on page 78 in The Catcher in the Rye. A student went against the book because of the sexual tension presented in there between Holden and the prostitute Sunny. The challenge was due to going against the Catholic faith of premarital sex, abuses of and alcohol and a prostitute. Reasons for this were going making fun of minorities, and the Catholic religion god, and the disabled. Those things are not what society wants to hear about being made fun of. a unified school district banned because the book was based on negative acts. A school does not want their students to be influenced by the negative act found in The Catcher in the Rye. The many different
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