By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school. Does the moral lesson of the story outweigh the so called inappropriate content of the book? Many people would agree with me if I said that To Kill a Mockingbird has a lesson in the story that every child should read and learn
With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education. Throughout the novel, Malala utilizes influential ethos while talking about how difficult it was for a girl to attend school in peace so that the audience will believe her story. For example, in the novel Malala states “The trips from school became tense and frightening, and I just wanted to relax once I was safe inside my home”. (Yousafzai,pg.62) This quote is included so that the reader will be able to perceive how she and the other girls felt while trying to obtain an education. Also, her purpose of
Imagine you are in front of a class, teaching To Kill a Mockingbird to a group of high-schoolers. Over the course of the unit, your students praise the book, saying that it educated them about racial tensions in the South and the meaning of bravery among other important life lessons. However, you still receive numerous strongly-worded phone calls and emails from angry parents demanding the literary classic be removed from the curriculum for containing the word “nigger” and rape. You don’t understand – how can a novel of such significance and acclaim be condemned just for including a couple of pages with adult themes? The answer is censorship.
Restricted but not Forgotten Literature, old or modern, has always been subject to criticism and judgement due to the issues that exist within classic novels. Whether the issue contains profanity, violence, or content too mature for young readers, concerned parents and students continue to threaten to ban and forget award-winning books’ existences. Unfortunately for Ken Kesey’s classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, restricting the novel is potentially the only course of action. While the book displays violence unsuitable for high school curriculums, libraries must continue to include Ken Kesey’s classic novel. Although the novel teaches valuable life lessons about individuality and is mild compared to modern media, high school curriculums
The fact that she has won such a large amount of awards for her literature shows how much her readers enjoy her books along with what a respected author she is, which can have the power to influence kids to read Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. In addition to winning many awards, Kate DiCamillo was also appointed to an honorable position on January 10, 2014,“Kate DiCamillo is not only one of our finest writers for young people, but also an outstanding advocate for the importance of reading,” said Librarian of Congress
Malala shows her love for learning and her belief that all people should get a good education. Malala also shows her love for education when she worries about exams even when in the hospital. Malala also shows her belief for education with her campaign for women to be able to attend school. Malala acts on this belief later in the book when she donates to children so they can go to school. Malala’s father also believes heavily in education, having been a principal of a school in Pakistan.
People see greasers as the poor, dumb ones and the Socs as the smart, rich kids. Opposers want to remove this book from getting middle schoolers read the book in language art classes. S.E. Hinton wrote this novel because all the books that she read about high school were unrealistic. She wanted to write a book that presents what really happens in high school.
Hence, I am highly recommended intermediate or high school students read it because the writing skills of the Author is really good, student can learn a lot from it. Also, the story is stimulus, you will really engage into the book but I won't recommend reading it at night because I am scared of the "monster"
It is more than a matter of who is or is not offended. The debate of whether Huck Finn should be banned from high schools is a matter of teaching future generations what is right and what is wrong. Few people will read Huck Finn on their own for the fun of it – especially high school students. It is paramount that these students be taught the history of injustice and hate through responsible teachers. After all, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat
This has lead many schools and educational institutions to question whether the book is appropriate to be in class curriculums, and has even sparked outrage from parents claiming that they will not allow their children to read the book’s stirring content. By researching the effects of graphic literature on young minds, it has become clear that although the questioned content within this novel definitely hold merits and contributes to the context of a 1960’s mental ward, One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest should be prohibited from all high school curriculums because its violent and inappropriate depictions contribute to the adoption of damaging and violent behavior by students alike. One Flew
Furthermore, many people argue that in this novel, Huck was actually showing affection for Jim when he used the word “nigger.” If one reads the novel, he or she would see that the relationship between Huck and Jim speaks louder than an inappropriate word. Therefore, by banning this novel and countless others like it, schools are depriving students of learning about history, and reading about what life, and literature, was like in times before their own. This shows that novels shouldn’t be banned from public high schools because some novels that are considered unsuitable for teenagers to read contain information about
The Outsiders is considered a cult classic and is typically assigned reading across the U.S. She always loved reading but did not like the books they had for young adults so she decided to write some herself. This paper is going to discuss expectation, description, comparison and review. The target audience for this book is teens and young adults making it a book chosen by middle school teachers for a class to read. So of course for most this book’s expectation was set
Why Would a Good Novel be Kicked out of the Classroom? A trashy and racist book wouldn 't be allowed in classrooms. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is getting a lot of negative talk about. The dominant problem that students, parents, teachers, and even professors, face , is the usage of the n-word. After reading this adventurous story, it is hard to find the problem that is upsetting many people.
At best, such discussion can lead to an increased understanding of others, greater tolerance, self-acceptance among students dealing with such issues on a personal basis, and a decrease in name called and violence” (pg. 10). I most certainly agree with this statement. I think that discussing topics about sexual orientation are important to discuss with middle school students and also explaining the effects of name-calling. I believe that using the story The misfits in a middle school classroom would be a great book to incorporate the effects of
I think Huckleberry Finn should be taught in high schools all across the country rather than in college. The reason it should be taught in high school is because it really shows how harsh real life is and the troubles people face every day. Also, it shows how life was like back in the day giving students a chance to relive the past most people want to forget. There are many views of this topic that are contradicting in this paper I will go into my view and explain my reasoning. Most people want to shield high school students from the harsh realities of life that they will eventually find out.