There are many books with usage of profanity and slurs, and many people have accepted it as okay, but many find it as a disgrace. One argument that book enthusiasts often bring up is that the very books that are being banned and challenged teach great lessons to children and even adults around the world. Children should also learn to face these explicit things at a young age because they need to prepare for those things when they are older is another belief of many people. Many people believe that banning books is unnecessary, while others--especially parents--think the content should be kept unseen by their children. Many parents believe that their children should not be unprotected from explicit content.
Butler University also shows other reasons for why books are often times banned. Also, many are outraged that books like To Kill a Mockingbird is on the banned books list because they are time-honored books. Many people believe books should be banned because their content is deemed inappropriate for younger audiences or because
Throughout history, there have been many controversies concerning books causing them to either be challenged or straightforwardly banned. For a lot of these books, they are banned in certain regions due to viewer discretion, such as the case with the mature topics noted in J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a picaresque novel by Mark Twain, however, is generally distinguished as a racist, due to diction, and for that reason one of the most challenged books of all time. Despite the negative connotation surrounding banned books, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, their people who will argue the book's impact on the world.
This quote is important because it shows that even the highest-minded people curse. This is important because yes, there are curse words in books, however, people can learn so much from a certain book, even with a curse word in it. High minded people can curse and have extremely informational books that can open up a person’s mind to the world and they can learn so much from that person, therefore, it is harsh to ban a book like that even though it has a curse word in it. Banning books takes away some important lessons children need to learn to be able to develop better and grow up smarter. “It is the unknown we fear when we look into death and darkness, nothing more” (Rowling 26).
Parents who don 't approve have tried to ban the books from the school because of the material inside them. Not only do people think inappropriate books should be read they believe some subjects are not need to be talked about. Overall, the big question is do certain books need to be removed from society. Indeed they do. If a book has content that is truly bothering people it should not be put in public libraries nor in school libraries.Not only that , parents have a risk of exposing their younger children to material that 's not age appropriate.
In conclusion, the novel Catcher in the Rye should be banned because of its inappropriate and sexual topics. It should also be banned because Holden is fit to be a role model in the highschool environment and can possibly influence them in the wrong way. The novel does have characteristics to be fit for our curriculum but the moral it teaches are weak compared to that of other
If we want to limit speech because of harm then we will have to ban a lot of political speech. Most of it is useless, a lot of it is offensive, and some of it causes harm because it is deceitful, and because it is aimed at discrediting specific groups. It also undermines democratic citizenship and stirs up nationalism and jingoism, which results in harm to citizens of other countries. Even worse than political discourse, according to Kateb, is religious speech; he claims that a lot of religious speech is hateful, useless, dishonest, and foments war, bigotry and fundamentalism. It also creates bad self-image and feelings of guilt that can haunt persons throughout their lives.
“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them, I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist” (Flood). Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, that are considered obscene, politically acceptable, or a threat in security.
Yet some teachers try to sympathize with student cheaters because they think that tests are unfair or flawed, or use some other excuse. Moral standards reflect basic human truths, and they should be passed on to students. As long as morality is taught in a way that promotes and enforces good character, then it does not matter much about how character education is implemented as long as it does not decrease academic achievement. This is why there are so many different methods and ways to implement character education into schools (Damon, 2005). This is so important because if children learn and get used to cheating at should a young age, then that is exactly what they will contribute to society, this will have detrimental and chaotic effects on society.
Books can create portals to different life experiences and encourage reading. A few schools and libraries have challenged the educational value of some books, however, therefore leading them to eventually be prohibited in a particular place. Each reason may be different depending on the book and the location of the exclusions. Books are icons of literature, and their value should outshine the occasionally offensive topic. Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum.