You can find every book or source that you need online in this day. Now, we aren’t as serious as they are in the book about reading and censorship, but now parents are complaining about books like Of Mice and Men, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because of the language that is used. People need to read these books, so that they learn the history, and it should make them uncomfortable because it was not a good time in history and they need to learn about how racist and terrible it was for some
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
Every child deserves a proper education. Banned books are depriving students of a well rounded, culturally aware, literary education because of the culture that is discarded, the history that is being withheld, and the education that young people could get through these banned books. The point of history is to learn from it and learn from others mistakes, but how can we do that if we are not allowed to learn it. As teachers shouldn’t you be teaching us how to make judgment calls like understanding that Mark Twain was a racist, but a man of his time and that doesn’t change him being an amazing writer. We cannot learn things such as that if we cannot even read most of Mark Twain’s books.
As it says in the front of Fahrenheit 451 before it even begins, “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way,” Montag does not care about breaking the rules anymore (1). As Beatty told Montag, when nobody read books anymore because of technology, they eventually started getting rid of books all together. The government wanted everyone to be equal, and they did not want anyone being smarter than anyone else by reading books. Montag decides he wants to get out the books he has been hiding in his ventilator grille. Montag begins to learn: “I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness” (King James Bible, Ecc.
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
Many people argue that Robert Cormier’s literature is dark, un-optimistic, and that young adults should not be reading his stories. Sylvia Patterson Iskander argues in her article Reader, Realism, and Robert Cormier that: The almost universal distress about Cormier's work springs directly from the power and consistency of his imagined world, which convinces readers that it bears a recognizable relationship to the "real world" and yet appears to leave no room for anything but pessimism about the survival of Cormier's protagonists. Because of this, several school boards and parental groups in New York, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Arizona have tried to ban Cormier's novels from the classroom. (Par. 2) Some people can not find any good in Robert Cormier’s novels and prefer to have their children watch or read stories with happy endings and happy characters.
There are countless reasons that everybody should know why books are being banned all over the world! One of the reasons is that parents do not want their children to be exposed to inappropriate topics. Moreover, some books discusses topics that people object to like dark arts and homosexuality. However, there are also reasons why books should not be banned. When children enjoy books, it improves their vocabulary, and it teaches them life lessons.
There were many characters throughout this book and I like a few of them, but I didn’t like a few of them. I like Ma, Tom, and Casey because the way they acted and how they were involved in the family made them seem like real people. It was almost like I was listening to someone tell this story to me firsthand. I did not like Pa and Grandpa because they did not seem to fit into the family completely, Grandpa was too stubborn for the family, and Pa did not know how to keep a family composed. The plot is the main reason why the story was so amazing, it all seemed to flow together.
For example, To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that has recently been banned in certain school systems due to harsh racial slurs. Yet, it has been used across the country to teach that people should be treated fairly regardless of their race. Some believe there are other books that teach the same concept without the harsh language. Parents are concerned about the environment that their children are exposed to when they read books that are deemed controversial. The restriction of books allows parents to control what books their child is allowed to check out of libraries.
It’s a useful tool that you can use to help our government and to help our economy thrive. But I say it 's just an easy excuse for the government to get rid of people they don 't like or have a grudge against. And yes it was used alot in history but that is the past we are supposed to be better and more intelligent than what we use to be. We have grown from what we use to be in medical ways, enginering, religion, etc. and we can improve on our government as well.
Many college students are not a fan of taking arts and humanities courses because the courses do not correspond with their major. Despite the downside of arts and humanities courses, students should look at the positive side at how these courses will help them. Fredrick Douglas talks about the importance of reading and writing in his essay "Learning to Read and Write." Douglas said "It opened my eyes to the horrible pit but no ladder upon which to get out. In moments of agony, I envied my fellow-slaves for their stupidity."