Pros Of Banning Books

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The Pros and Cons of Banning Books There are two sides to the book banning: those for it and those against it. These sources will show why books get banned. First, there is the author Macey France she makes her point of saying why books should be banned by showing the bad parts of banned books. The next author, Jenni White has a similar approach and even uses a quote from France. This next author, Emma Greguska writes her point about how we should not ban books, saying these books prepare the students for the future and teaches them how to deal with real-life problems in a safe space. This article will also be talking about the book series Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone it was written by J.K. Rowling, this book will be used to prove…show more content…
Some adult subjects might be too strong however even for a school like previously stated in this essay, the guardians of the pupils should know about the reading material. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, for example, it is a banned book but it teaches friendship and the importance of being kind to one and other. “Go on, have a pasty," said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. It was a nice feeling, sitting there with Ron, eating their way through all Harry's pastries, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten)”(Rowling 80). This quote proves that banned books have lessons to teach too. This quote, for example, is teaching that if you always be kind to people and you will have many friends. These are the two different sides and how they could solve their differences to make both sides happier, a compromise. The first two paragraphs were all about how banned books are bad, how they are all horrific and not something you would like to read. However, in the third paragraph, we find that is not the truth that banned books can be good for people to read as well. Now think about how many books are being prosecuted needlessly, how many of the bad ones are being forced into teens hands. Do we let the classics live or die because of the offensive language? If there is a good lesson to be taught should we get rid of it because of a couple words some people don't
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