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
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 strongest friendships can arise from the most unusual of circumstances. The cynical character Flora comes to learn this lesson in Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by the award winning author Kate DiCamillo, where Flora defines what true love and friendship are through a journey full of hardships. Struggling to cope with her parents’ divorce, Flora feels like the only things she can turn to are comic books, when suddenly she discovers a squirrel that is able to fly and comprehend what she is saying, who she names Ulysses. When her mother expresses her desire to kill Ulysses, Flora is convinced that Ulysses’ arch nemesis is her mother. On adventures with an extremely eclectic group comprised of a magic squirrel, a neighbor who
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.
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. This novel displays consequences for the greaser's and the Soc's actions. Clearly, this novel should be removed from the "get rid of" list. There is now a major drug and alcohol problem in middle and high school.
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
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
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.
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.