Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
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. 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.
The reason that business and political leaders do not give credit to their writers is because the “[writing] industry relies on the fame of national politicians and celebrities” in order to thrive (Brandt 549). Speechwriting is one of the most common and accepted practice of ghostwriting. In 2003, Dennis Kucinich argued that because he never used ghostwriters to write his speeches or his books, he was more trustworthy than the other candidates. People have a general distrust towards
The banning books: Praised or Disapproved. Many books have been banned all around the world despite that people still think that books should not be banned because of the content inside even if the book has a good message. Books such as Harry Potter have been banned for it use of magic and witchcraft. But still others think that the lesson is more important. Banning books have pros and cons and can be seen either way.
What I think Bradbury is trying to say is that the government is trying to give the people of the town a sensation of happiness so that they don’t necessarily think about the things, like banding books and how they are or were being controlled. In the society featured in Fahrenheit 451 books are burned so that the people don’t get any ideas, find historical happenings, or anything that may make them think that the government is doing the wrong thing. Bradbury is basically saying that the government is manipulating the citizens into letting them control them. Instead of letting people know and learn about what happened in the past so it doesn’t repeat, they try to solve the problem by making history completely disappear. No, I don’t believe that our technology driven world has necessarily driven us into a non-thinking society.
He is just as guilty as Montag because he read books as well and hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society. There is little evidence for the fact that Beatty hid the truth about censorship in hiding books, but with what evidence is relevant, Beatty will be proven guilty for his obstruct actions. Furthermore, the captain kept society from thinking with the help of the government, which didn’t provide the time for thought because it caused many distractions for the people. TV shows were brief and cars were being driven out of control, while no consequences were being thought of. The government didn’t know how they were being played by the powerful Beatty.
Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech. Also, some say that you should not be exposing bad behavior or language to students but in reality they hear and see these things everyday, and by banning a book, that is not protecting them. Writers have the freedom to write whatever they want and that is a part of the First Amendment, so why banned their book? “The First Amendment allows individuals to speak, publish, read and view what they wish, worship (or not worship) as they wish, associate with
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.
Children and teens should be able to access literature “free of restrictions” (70). Censors of young adult literature “fail to see” the similarities between their “desires to suppress information” about sexuality, violence, and religion and the “successful attempts by dictators to control their countries’ population” (70). Countries who have tried to implement censorship are practicing control over their citizens, which is why Canada should not suppress the population from any literature. If children are told they are not able to read books they are interested in or curious about they will be deterred from pursuing leisurely reading which limits their intellectual
“The evidence suggests that black cover girls don’t sell as well as white cover girls, people of color are routinely not selected for the covers of many broad-circulation magazines ‘for fear they will depress newsstand sales.” (Phoenix 99). The solution to stop this would be if people stopped buying and paying attention to what is being put out on the media then companies who are selling these products can shut down and have less people with being insecure with their own skin. "The desire to be lighter is so great that some people with dark skin knowingly use illegal creams that contain harmful ingredients such as hydroquinone, mercury, and corticosteroids because they are believed to be stronger and thus more effective” (Phoenix 100). In 2009 there was a report of a skin bleaching which made $10 billion by the year of 2020 the company will now reach to $23 billion. Not only is skin bleaching popular but there are even famous artists who supports it and the people who uses those types of skin products will leave there skin damaged and can get skin cancer, uneven skin color, acne, and redness from the areas of the skin that was applied