The novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been challenged or banned in many schools. Parents are cautious for their children to read this novel mainly because of the disputed topics throughout the book. Many parents do not want their children reading about homosexuality, rape, and suicide. However, others argue that within these controversial topics there are many educational keynotes which can be made. Stephen Chbosky is a graduate from the University of Southern California’s filmic writing program.
The book “Catcher in the Rye” written by Jerome David Salinger was a huge success in terms of sales, and also, caused a lot of controversial issues in the literary world. The book was banned from many schools and educational institutions because it brings explicit sexual contents, drug abuse and in many parts of the book it can be analysed as a critic to many religions. It was originally directed for the adult public, but it called attention of teenagers because the book presents many arguing elements about alienation beyond diverse segments on which the main character presents itself as a person who is excluded from the society because he doesn´t have the same thoughts as the civilization does. The main character of the book, Holden Caulfield, is a teenager who was about to flunk in a lot of subjects in school, and then, he decides to leave the institution to go to a lot of different places, causing and getting into some trouble. During the story, the reader discovers a lot of things about the narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" and his deep thoughts about the world mainly about the society that we live in.
For example, if one book was banned and people prefered that book, it can make the community furious. However, I believe books should not be censored in school libraries. Just because one parent doesn’t want something for their child doesn’t mean other kids should be prohibited from reading that book. If one parent may not like something they could
In Cold Blood: Educational or Inappropriate? When brainstorming inappropriate subjects to discuss with children at school, topics such as murder, violence, inappropriate language, or affairs may come to mind. The question is raised that if it benefits the child to converse about these matters, should books about adult themes, like murder be allowed in schools? Many novels, including In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, arguably should be banned, because it contains gruesome details about real life murders. Parents are mostly concerned about letting their children reading this book, while the majority of teachers approve it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, why this book written by Mark Twain should be on the banned books list in schools and why it is too mature for it’s students. This book is full of situations that honesty students are not able to handle, leaving inappropriate impressions about racism and how to treat people and is going to cause teenagers and young adults to repeat the language and personalities seen in this, to other groups of this century that are fitting now The problem with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn’t that it is a bad book, not that maybe it is poorly written or isn’t a learning experience. The fact of the matter is that students do not hold the attention span or mental capacity to be forced to deal with this. While some may use to excuse that high school students may have enough knowledge over these situations, or if explained, people would enjoy the moral of the story more, that is not always the case. Students in high school already are expected so much of.
A teacher having a good reputation is crucial. If they do not have a good reputation then many of their students will not respect them and it will start off the school year on bad terms with them. In addition to a bad reputation affecting relationships with students, it will also have an effect on teacher relationships. Miss Caroline's colleagues are not required to welcome her into Maycomb. Scout even said “I saw her
The appropriateness of Huck Finn being used in a High School curriculum has been a widely debated topic since the time that it was published. Many believe that the book promotes racism and stereotypes and provides no value to students in the classroom. Being a High School student that has read this book, I strongly disagree with these negative views. Some might say that Huck Finn celebrates racist stereotypes because of the way that many of the characters in the book talk about and treat black people. For example, minstrel episodes, which served the purpose of making the audience laugh at minorities’ expense, and the frequent use of the ‘N’ word, are very offensive to many people today.
However, plenty of parents feel [look at article to see the support of book banning] that certain ideas should not be taught to their children, especially when the ideas conflict with their personal beliefs and interests. Plenty of parents have succeeded in removing these subjectively distasteful books from their children’s school’s shelves and reading lists but concerns about what book banning actually does to the students who aren’t allowed to read them have arisen. Paul Ringer, author of “How Banning Books Marginalizes Children," states that, “When we say, ‘This book is inappropriate,’ we’re telling those children ‘your situation … your family … your life is inappropriate.” Banning books sends the wrong message to those who share experiences with the topic of the book and shelters the themes from students who may need them. While parental concerns and opinions about
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.
Sherman is attempting to save children’s lives by teaching them the importance of education and not all students take advantage of that. In the story Superman and Me Sherman mentioned, “They wanted me to stay quiet when the non-indian teacher asked for answers, for volunteers, for help.” These students may feel different when a non-indian teacher asks for things because it might be out of their comfort zone. Also, Indian children are expected to fail to be accepted by other Indians in school. He also said in the story, “Then there are the sullen and already defeated Indian kids who sit in the back rows and ignore me with theatrical precision.” The ones that have taken the path away from success are not accepting they they can make a comeback
Some people say that racial slurs are why they ban some books, but most kids are gonna learn about racial slurs in their social studies class anyway. So why not let them better prepare themselves by reading a more challenging and mature book. Therefore, I believe that school board members should not ban books from the school library because, students can get more of a challenge from certain books, you also can get many life lessons from a more mature book, and students also get more of a choice which means more books to read. So I think it is completely wrong to ban books from the school
While this novel does have profanity and sexual references, it still deserves to be taught in high school because Holden shows how having a negative attitude towards life does not get a person far. In the beginning of the novel Holden tells the reader that "[Pencey] kick[s] [him] out [of their school]" (6) because he "was [failing] four subjects and not applying [himself]" (6). However, he does not just notify the reader, he notifies them in a way of forgetting to mention that he is no longer going to be attending Pencey. Holden passes this off as some minor detail when in reality it is not just a minor detail. Later on, Holden reveals to the reader that this is not the first school where he has gotten expelled.
Banning books also filters realism. Parents surely cannot expect to shelter their children from the real world forever. These books might have have violence and torture and bad people, but so does the real world and kids should know what to face if they have to when they grow up. If you read about people with sad, terrible lives, you will feel more grateful for what you have and you will be a better person. If you don 't about the dark and sadness of the world, you can 't know to appreciate the happiness and light.
Book Banning I think that the root problem with the book banning/burning was the level of maturity in the certain individuals affected. Both of these books were not made for children. I think the people in charge that banned Mr Vonnegurt’s book could have done better with their solution and the people at the Biloxi school came up with an adequate solution to the problem. An example is the book by Kurt Vonnegut, but they were still taught in the classroom. Then the directors of the school destroy his work of art because it was not kid friendly, even though they were the ones to put it into the school curriculum.
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt