“American citizens who care about the improvement of education are urged to join students, teachers, librarians, administrators, boards of education, and professional and scholarly organizations in support of the students’ right to read” (The Students Right to Read). Citizens should be allowed to stand up if they believe books should not be banned. It is important that writers should be able to have their books out to the public without getting banned. “Challengers often employ a definition that maintains that banning materials is the only true form of censorship,”(Knox 740). Censorship of books is common and a real problem.
It shows the friendship between Huck and Jim, were as history books are dry and boring. The history books do not always relate things to the past, this book shows you what it was like. It shows that slaves and white people could be friends and that not everyone hated slaves. We should support the fact that they traveled together because in this day and age these races have negative views about each other. The only way to end racism is to exploit all of it and learn from it.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
I feel that I learned more than I expected, the book explained a question that people ask themselves in times of crisis. Why? People would often look at a horrible act and ask themselves why someone would what they did. Cognitive dissonance explains how people would self-justify themselves to feel less guilty over the things that they did. The book answered my main questions that I had such as why people do what they do even when it’s morally wrong.
Everyone Needs to Read Banned Books Banning challenged books from schools and libraries is wrong and is restricting students from seeing the real world. These challenged books can include many controversial subject matters, including sexual references, homosexuality, racial differences, alternative lifestyles and more. Though some of the reasons for banning books are understandable, they are not educating students on what they will see as they grow older and what they will encounter in reality. Banning books because of religious reasons should not happen, since some people are not religious. If someone thinks the novels are offensive and go against their beliefs, someone else might think otherwise.
Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can make students feel “uncomfortable," it is beneficial for students to read it. George Santayana once said, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Without knowing the mistakes of the past, how can we avoid them in the future? Society needs to be held accountable for its faults so that we do not fall into the same traps of racism and prejudice. When students feel uncomfortable while reading the novel they will realise, with guidance, why what was being done was so wrong. In the video, the man said “Mark Twain used specific language purposely, he did not want his words changed.” Current day music and social media has terrible language and the book is no
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
Ever heard of books being banned? If so, did the news affect you, probably not at first but eventually the change will be remarkably noticeable. Say goodbye to straightforward information, rights, and useful instruction. All people have rights in the world and one of those rights is to read. Banning books should be prohibited because each person should be able to read whatever they need to, or desire to.
Harry thinks this book is too shabby to use, but when he sees the direction people wrote on the book, he changes his mind. “His annoyance with the previous owner vanishing on the spot, Harry now squinted at the next line of instructions” (Rowling 180). When Harry knows the benefits this book can brought to him like he can be the best person in Potions class, he wants to keep this book. “There sat the Prince’s copy, disguised as a new book, and there sat the fresh copy from Flourish and Blotts, looking thoroughly second-hand”
Is smoking still a problem? Sadly, it is a major problem that is at the danger of getting worse with the introduction of e-cigarettes.. Although scientists haven't had the time to study the health risks from e-smoking they are sure they are not as harmless as what e-cigarette adds want us to believe. Smoking is actually illegal for those who are younger then 18 since this can lead to health problems early in life. Since smoking carries more disadvantages than advantages I believe that smoking should be avoided