When presented in Huck Finn, the presence of it allows students to be educated about the its negative connotation, both historically and in the present. One typical complaint by students and teachers is that the use of the word ‘nigger’ causes discomfort. Francine Prose of the New York Times claims this discomfort by learners can be transformed into a constructive lesson about tolerance through conversation. She writes, “The understandable discomfort the word ‘nigger’ causes students and teachers is part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have that conversation.” The original version of Huck Finn forces readers to encounter attitudes and behavior that would not be acceptable today, which could lead to a more constructive learning environment
Despite its profound position, the novel Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston has been challenged of its place in high school student’s education by parents and educational groups. Their main argument implied that the novel contained sexual explicitness, obscenity, racial remarks and vulgar reasons. However, Their Eyes were Watching God should contain its place in the high school English curriculum because of two reasons: its significance in American History and the moral of love and self-expression. First, this book withholds too many important factors in American history to be left out. Hurston uses various examples in order to express the hardships of
Instead of having parents and the school board choose for them. In a recent survey I did for a censorship debate, 72% of the people reviewed believed censorship in school libraries is unnecessary. Some participants said things like, “Censorship takes a possible learning opportunity away” and “Libraries are there to teach us and if books are censored we can not learn.” This shows that majority of the society does not agree with censorship. Other people, however, do agree with book ratings instead of censorship.
Banned Books: Good or Bad? Should students be exposed to the real world through books or should they be shielded from it? There are many people who agree that banned books should be banned because it is ethical, and valid and it prevents students from emotional stress. On the other side of the argument, people argue that students have the right to read whatever they want. Many books are challenged and banned in schools because they contain inappropriate content or bad language; however, some people have a strong belief that these books are worth reading because they represent ideas of free speech and other important lessons that students will need throughout their lives
The act of trying to make the novel more suitable for younger readers is pointless, as the novel still requires the maturity level of high schoolers even without the word. The novel still covers topics that are deeply emotional, and unsuitable for younger readers. As for the general public, if numerous people are still nervous about reading the word, then they should not be reading the book at all, as all of its contents require a level of seriousness and maturity that being afraid of reading a discriminatory word undermines. The novel is a superb example of how today’s society can learn from past mistakes and comprehend the fact that words such as “nigger”can have a profound impact on distinct groups in American culture. I feel that the “six letter word” should remain in the novel, and continue to serve as a teachable moment for mature people to learn and discover a different time period in American
Is banning books the best idea? Banning books limits children’s reading interest, including religiously. The banning of textbooks with religion in them shows this, the fact that literature helps young people feel as if they are not alone in the world helps with reading interest, as does the fact that literature can help provide a neutral way to start a conversation. Parents shouldn’t be allowed to take away children’s availability to read a certain book just because they don’t want their kid reading a book. Reading creates a virtual reality for kids, and just because you may not like something does not give you the right to take it away from everyone.
Contrary to what some might think, in the United States many novels have been banned or challenged. One book that has been controversial since its publication in 1884 is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn contains a very frequent use of the n-word, which is the center of its controversy. Many people don’t believe that it should be taught in our country’s high schools, while others insist that the novel is a major piece of American literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should still be taught, but instead of at high schools, moved to college curriculum.
However, the frequent use of summary instead of breaking down the text takes away from Wright 's point of racial oppression and alienation each character faces in the story. This article is recommended to those who are unfamiliar to with these stories in particular from Uncle Tom 's Children. Nonetheless, the author spending an excessive amount of time summarizing the text takes away the value of the article. If a scholar was seeking an article that contains a decent amount of literary analyze this text wouldn 't be beneficial.
In the dystopian world of Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451, Nobody is able to read or learn, without getting extremely punished. Ray Bradbury wrote this book to show readers a dystopian world that we do not want to live in. This books also teaches a few lessons to the audience. The first thing Ray Bradbury teaches the audience, is too not be like one of the main characters, Mildred Montag. The next thing is too always try to learn things, and not to avoid learning, The final thing is that just because a lot of people are doing something, that does not mean you should too.
A parent or the student should be the one who decided whether or not the book is appropriate. Also, when a child is sheltered from the world, a book with just a bit of adult material could help them understand what really happens. It could prepare them so when they do become older and get a job, the world doesn’t put them into complete shock. Taken from Common Reasons for Banning Books, “…it is important that the reader makes his/her judgments on the book.” To elaborate on this, another person shouldn’t tell a student what and what not to read.
Gutting and Edmundson both blame the structure of the education system, but at the same time it sounds like the change needs to come only from students. In their book I wouldn’t always be their “ideal” student that is depending on the classes they would teach me. Like Gutting said colleges sometimes give unnecessary courses, so it can be hard to be interested in something that in no way relates to your major. If one of the authors were instructors in one of my unnecessary” classes they probably would make comments that I’m “weak minded” or “not genius”. However, if they taught in one of my classes that I actually have an interest in I might have a shot of being their perfect student they have conversations about on the
Whether people in school are mature enough to read it and take all of the explicitcontent is up to them, and obviously they know what they’re getting into when they begin to readit. Having a book published and for people to read it and dislike it and ban it from certain places,must feel awful. I don’t think books should be banned in high school, obviously don’t allowelementary or middle school kids to read it, but it is his way of expressing himself. Humans tendto have a big issue on not judging when another is expressing their form of being, and this is acase where people may have gone a bit too
All the complaints against the book were for being racist, and it is not a racist novel if you have the right understanding of the time period. People argued among one another about whether the novel should be kept in classrooms or not, and people just do not understand. Some people are not as extreme with their ideas about the novel but some do believe it has no right to be taught it in classroom. For example, “University of Pittsburgh English Professor Jonathan Arac, author of “Huckleberry Finn as Idol and Target: The Function of Criticism in out Time,” agrees that the book should be removed from required reading lists.
One of the key principles that make the country great is our freedom to say, write, and read whatever we want. Despite this, countless public figures and schools have chosen to restrict access to certain books, whether it’s in order to protect political correctness or explicit sexual content and violence. Rarely do these people stop and consider the dire effects book banning might have on both students and society as a whole. An author does not write because they are looking to offend someone, they right because they have a story to share. The First Amendment of the Constitution not only works to protect this right to the fullest extent possible, but also serves to protect the rights of the people that choose to be offended by these stories.
Banning books would deprive children of a real education about the world. If children don 't know about the world and what other people say and think or what others ' cultures and beliefs are how could they possibly grow to be informed, intelligent, and well-rounded individuals? True, some texts may promote damaging lifestyles to young minds, but again parents and teachers are more than capable of teaching their children what is right and not allowing their children to be exposed to harmful content with age restrictions. You can always teach your kids to be smart and make right choices. If they grow up believing certain things because they only have one narrow perspective, how will they be able to learn who they truly are as a person or what they really believe as a person?