Many people believe technology has a part to play in this. One author writes “the sheer busyness of our technologically immersed lives tends to prevent the kind of sustained attention that an engaging book demands” (Hallwas par. 9). This growth of unentertained reading can be seen at a young age when a young man exclaimed “I do like reading, but it’s not at the top of things I like to do” (“Decline in Reading” par. 1).
In Dwight MacDonald’s article, “Reading and Thought” he criticizes journalists on their lack of benefit and weakness in their pieces. MacDonald’s argument clashes with Henry Luce’s ideology of “functional curiosity”, the belief of having the “kind of searching, hungry interest in what is happening everywhere”. MacDonald wants to strengthen the practice of reading instead actually giving valuable information. Basically he believes it’s pointless to be reading something that isn’t giving anything you back. You’re not becoming a better person or wealthier, you’re just wasting your time.
For instance the writer’s reading habits were changed, because his job requires him to obtain information to present. When the information became more readily available, it was easy for him to skim and pick out what he wanted to use in his papers instead of only having a select few of informational sources to use. Although the internet has led to more “lazy” readers, the extent to which it has affected people is not as big as some may think. Nicholas Carr in “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” presents an argument that the internet is continually making more people alter their reading habits. However, the extent that the internet influences people’s lives can only be understood from those
I struggled with how how to approached this and make it more of a narrative than an ordinary essay. Through my many revisions, I edited through the roughness to make my essay better. The essay illustrates what events in my life impacted my reading habits. While some details were vague in order to make for a better story, the essay got its point across. I wanted to show how society can pressure people into discarding their reading habits because it is not “in trend.” I felt that I adequately used descriptive words in order to get my point across.
To some people it is not. Some teachers say that the book is challenging for students. Now, this novel may be difficult for students, but that is how students learn new information. If students weren’t to have read harder pieces of literature all throughout their schooling career, they would stay at the same level of reading for most of their life. The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read.
People tend to find themselves reading tweets instead of articles now. The internet has made it so much easier to find new information, if only we wouldn 't get so sidetracked. There is no reason to get rid of the use of technology, but we need to find a way for us to discipline ourselves to only use it for our
Banning books is not acceptable because it’s not allowing the reader the choice of what they want to read and that is going against their civil rights. It also keep them from broadening their horizons because they do not have the ability to step into another person’s shoes and learn from their mistakes. Keeping controversial topics out of the spotlight causes people to be uneducated about specific topics, which also leads to judgement and stereotyping of certain groups or people. How does banning books cause more harm than good? Well, banning books destructs the general well being of people;from someone not being able to have control over what they want to read, to keeping people from the best overall learning experience, and to not discussing real topics that need to be talked about.
Thoreau defines a happy life in a multitude of ways although his main idea is that society is not necessary for happiness. He uses many examples of why society is bad or has used its resources needlessly. He states that the post office isn't necessary because he has only received mail that's important or “worthy” once or twice in his entire life (Thoreau, Where I Lived and What For). Thoreau does finds many things in traditional society useless or a waste of resources. He also believes universities cannot teach him because he is above them and that libraries cannot give him reading materials that will improve him because he is to advanced (Thoreau, Reading).
However Schafer 's opinion does not seem to show throughout the book, but his passion for writing and history pour out on the pages. Schafer 's way of making a book enjoyable can be difficult for someone like me to read at times, if not for the amazing details and great historical accounts given about the war. He has a way of making sure the reader could not only read it, but also they could see and hear it in their mind 's eye. That is where a reader can separate a writer that is just writing for money, from a professional writer that loves their
Depending on which way one may view a certain circumstance, everyone is a victims of censorship. Unwillingly volunteering our free thinking by a superior influence. Do people feel that we need to endure censorship? Over the course of the novel Fahrenheit 451, we see how censorship adapts one 's behavior. The public are banned from owning or reading books, there are many reasons for why people are so averse towards books and submit to the government.