Do you think teenagers should read a story that has killing or a lot of inappropriate content and violence? Others think it's good to have them read it but I think teens shouldn't be reading this because “The Call of The Wild” and “After an outpouring of literary outrage, N.C. Country Reconsiders Book Ban” prove to me that these books are bad. In the text they prove that teens shouldn’t read it because it has killing, shooting, and they do bad things to other people. Teens shouldn’t learn to kill. Teens also shouldn’t learn to shoot others and teenagers shouldn’t learn to do bad things to others and treat them badly.
Pam Leo once said, “Let’s raise children who won’t have to recover from their childhoods.” Do parents with kids in high school or middle school really want their kids really want kids reading books about being drunk, smoking cigarettes, violence, “dirty talk”, and using God’s name in vain? Students should not have to read Fahrenheit 451 as an open book in class as it could go against what they believe in. This book could encourage kids to discuss or do things they should not be doing at their age. It also uses references to the bible and uses God’s name in vain. Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk.
Have you ever thought about what our society is going to look like in, say fifty years? Many people do especially teenagers, they think about it and that is why books with a dystopian societies are popular among teenagers. This is something that every person thinks about at least once, and that is why they stay so popular even after being written for so many years, they just appeal to the teenage mind. The main question is why does dystopian literature appeal so much to the young adults, what is making dystopian literature so entertaining? Teenagers feel like they can relate or think, what if this was to really happen? The authors Ayn Rand and Veronica Roth promote individualism and selfless acts in the novels they wrote, but sometimes that is not always the best thing. After all these years, reading and writing dystopian literature is still
Censorship in America is often debated. Erin Manning, texas-based writer explains that the American Library Association chooses to censor certain books because of “inappropriate content” and “second rate writing”(Manning 1). Parents attempt to protect their children from the outside world, by limiting their exposure to age appropriate language. When parents do this, their children’s knowledge of the outside world may be limited to what parents let their child view. Although some parents may feel that their child needs filtered information and entertainment, others believe that children and teens need to be shown uncensored content. Don Gallow, professor of English at Central Connecticut State, suggests that teens should be allowed to access
Jessica Mitford’s, “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain,” is an assertive account of the true realisms involving embalming. Jessica Mitford takes a bold stand against the funeral industry and states that people are “blissfully ignorant” (Mitford 310) on preserving people. Ultimately, Jessica Mitford’s argumentative essay is successful due to her very somber but informative and organized tone, her style using dark vivid imagery and quotations make her claims credible.
Teens are mature enough to handle the indelicate content presented to them in The Outsiders. By high school or middle school age, most teens have been exposed to the content being labeled as inappropriate in The Outsiders through other forms of media. Nowadays, music, TV and movies all can contain material more impolite than what we see in The Outsiders. The author of “Banned Books Awareness: The Outsiders”
The novel Night by “Ellie Wiesel” is a survivor 's story of his experiences in the Holocaust. It covers his life before and during the concentration camps. In these times the path was not always straight and the overwhelming circumstances caused people to make decisions that were rushed or insensible. People got caught up in disbelief and chose not to take action where action would have saved their lives. These opportunities presented were missed or brushed aside and caused the death of thousands of people. Ellie and his family are no exception. The Weisel family missed many opportunities that could have altered the course of their lives.
This passage is why books shouldn’t be banned and why it's important for parents and/or the school board to not ban books. Prohibited books are unlawful and not helpful schools. Books are an entryway to various beneficial encounters and perusing supports sympathy and social-passionate advancement. It denies individuals of finding out about their general surroundings. Books should not be banned because of what they appear to be.
Every book has a point or a certain power that affects different kinds of readers everywhere, regardless of age or opinions. One book that affects teenagers and young adult readers was written by J.D Salinger. The Catcher in the rye has mesmerized the hearts of young adult readers across the country for its coming to age story about a young teen trying to find himself in this world. It 's overall message has sparked love from readers everywhere but the book has also sparked wild discussions about its content and if it should be taught in schools across the country. Although The Catcher In The Rye presents strong sexual themes and vulgar language, these aspects showcase the characters ' deepest emotions while staying true to the human experience and the power of language. The very same issues that cause the catcher in the rye to climb the banned book list, sexual themes and vulgar language, are exactly the things that make this piece worth teaching in high school curriculums, as they show readers the truest
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words in books can kill. The influence of literature is overlooked when it comes to violence. Movies and video games are usually blamed for this type of aggressiveness, but rarely does one point their finger towards a compilation of words on paper. It is forgotten that books hold an incredible power over the mind. Whether it is the power of imagination, the key to new thoughts and ideas, or the development of new emotions, reading can change a person. While literature doesn’t always transform a person radically, violent passages in books can lead to aggressive acts in real life. The type of violence found in books and committed by criminals can be defined as anything which causes harm, such as hostile
A story can do so much for a person. It can teach you. It can provide comfort. It can make you a better person. And in the book, Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool, the stories Miss Sadie tells help Abilene develop a better understanding of her father, and give her a sense of belonging.
Rivers are the carriers of life and culture. It is on the banks of rivers where plants and animals are guaranteed what is necessary to survive: water and food. It is on the banks of rivers where the first civilizations popped up, and where some of today’s most influential cities are located. So what happens when humans begin to meddle with rivers? Dams are notorious for the destruction of river’s ecosystems and some of the civilizations around them. Though they are seen as a symbol of development and growth, in reality, they are a destructive force. It is this destruction that is detailed in Bruce Barcott’s book The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw: One Woman’s Fight to Save the World’s most Beautiful Bird.
The First Amendment states many of the freedoms a US citizen posses, banning/censorship of books however has violated this idea of freedom. Some authors dislike the idea of censorship of books, such as Ellen Hopkins. Hopkins is a successful writer who wrote a bestselling book called, Crank. She also wrote the poem Manifesto which was adopted as the official manifesto of the American Library Association banned books week back in 2009. Crank was a book that was banned and censored, which Hopkins disliked. She shared her thoughts on this dispute, “If you don 't like the content in a book, don 't read it. If you don 't want your child to read a book, take it away. But you do not have the right to decide “appropriateness” for everyone” (Hopkins
Discoveries being far reaching and transformative for the individual is demonstrated in ‘Facing the Demons’ when a female friend of the late Michael Marslew is asked by the presiding officer, Senior Sergeant Terry O'Connell of the NSW Police Service, how she manages to cope with the death of her friend. Sarah responses with, ‘Barley.’ This response is accordingly appropriate when she later goes on to describe the changes that had taken place in her life. Sarah continues to say that since the death of Marslew, she has stopped being around her group of school friends, because she believes it is ‘too painful, too difficult.’ She has also stopped visiting Jane Marslew as frequently as she used to because, “Every time I went there I couldn’t function
“Cassie’s story is not only mine and Brad’s. It is yours, and what you do with it will now give it meaning” (Bernall 101). “Cassie’s story” is of a teenage girl who lost her life in a school shooting, along with many others. However, Cassie’s death was especially prominent as she stood up for her beliefs as a Christian when they were challenged just before being shot. Author Misty Bernall, mother of Cassie, shares the story of her daughter’s life and death throughout the memoir. The personal experiences of Cassie’s family and friends throughout the book reveal the effects this shooting had on not only the town, but worldwide. Bernall expresses the use of fear tactics, testimonials, and a depressing tone throughout the memoir in order to persuade