I have heard that you were considering banning the Harry Potter series from your school’s library, so I have a few reasons why you should not ban Harry Potter. First of all, did you know that In a poll, “15% said that Harry Potter was a bad influence because it portrayed witchcraft. 45% said that it was entertaining, but no important life lessons, and 39% thought it was a good influence and had positive lessons to teach.” Harry Potter is a fun, magic-filled, fantasy that takes kids on an amazing adventure. Therefore, Harry Potter should not be banned from your school. Three reasons why you shouldn’t ban the Harry Potter series are: Harry Potter does use witchcraft, but people know that it isn’t real, it allows kids to use their imagination and creativity, and Harry Potter discourages pride, prejudice, and
Banning books has always been a big debate if it’s acceptable or not in the field of language arts… most Americans believe people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are kind of taken away. Book banning affects the people who read books to the people who write them. I feel that most people banned or try to ban books because they want to protect others from different ideas and information. Banned books are basically books that are thought to be “unsuited” for their intended age group and are therefore challenged by parents to be removed from a school or any local library shelf.
Racism is just as strong today with muslims and other people of colour now as it was a hundred years ago. The excuse history won’t repeat itself if we know what happened, how it happened and why. History still repeats, and it will repeat with the targeted groups changing to fit that of the century. But a book using complicated language being force read to students with no background over the book isn’t going to teach anything other than to hate the love of reading and to skip past the view that Huckleberry Finn was supposed to be the example of being better and less racist than everyone else in the
The Great Gatsby According to Ebook Friendly books are banned or challenged for moral, political, religious, or commercial reasons. A Challenge is wanting to take a book down based on a group of people or a person. Most challenges are unsuccessful though (Banned & Challenged). There is may reasons why books are challenged but most of the time is to protect children from information that may seem inappropriate to them at the same age. Books like The Great Gatsby was and were challenged because of material that is considered “sexually explicit, contained offensive language, or may be unsuitable for any age group.
Books are an essential way to gain knowledge whether they are controversial or not. Thousands of books have been banned from public libraries and schools due to being deemed ‘inappropriate’ by parents, administrators, or religious leaders. Whether Americans should ban books in public libraries and schools is an often debated topic. This censorship of books is dangerous, as it restricts the American people's’ ability to access information, leaving Americans ignorant. Historically, banning books is not a new practice.
Several say that it is the solution to the big problem the United States has with school shootings. It may not stop the shooter but it could prevent a massacre. Others believe that teachers having guns is too much. They think that the children need more loving and caring adults in their lives, not more guns. People also believe that any kind of automatic or semi-automatic gun should be banned in the United States.
One of the major differences is how Hazel was the one in the kitchen in the movie and she didn’t see her son on television while in the book George was the one in the kitchen. Another difference that changed the genre of both the book and the movie is how Harrison was threatening the people with a Bon the film which made the genre the movie suspenseful while in the book Harrison was straight to point. Lastly, the movie version added a part that was not mentioned in the book but it helped the audience be sympathetic towards that whole story. This added part is when George hallucinates about his son getting taken away by the government but he sadly keeps on forgetting because of the handicaps he’s
Ray Bradbury actually has “argued till the cows come home that Fahrenheit 451 is not about government censorship. In his mind, the novel is about the scary potential for TV to replace books, causing us to forget how to think for ourselves.”(Shmoop Editorial Team) Fahrenheit 451 becomes a classic Anzaldua 3 and Ray Bradbury’s best-known work because of “its exploration of themes of censorship and conformity. In 2007, Bradbury himself disputed that censorship was the main theme of Fahrenheit 451, instead explaining the book as a story about how television drives away interest in reading: "Television gives you the dates of Napoleon, but not who he was. "(Biography.com Editors) Ray Bradbury wrote Fahrenheit 451 to show how television was taking over and the importance of a book and how strongly he feels towards these ideas of preserving books and their knowledge. Finally to come to a close to Ray Bradbury’s smart mind and ideas to share about the ignorance of some and wanting to open the eyes of others.
Other villages have already stop the lottery. But not this one. Things that we can take away for the story is tradition. The people continue the lottery because it’s a ritual and maybe it leads to growing of better crops. Obviously Tessie Hutchinson is more likely to stone other people is somebody else would’ve gotten the black dot paper but now she argues that the lottery is unfair because she got the paper with the black dots.
The pros of being against book banning is the First Amendment, parental control, and true facts and occurrences. The cons of being against book banning is that the works contain offensive and racist material, parents cannot control what their children learn at school, and the true facts and events that promote bad influence. People should not support book banning because the First Amendment supports the freedom of speech and the press. In the past the Roman Catholic Church began the practice of book banning. The author provides information that reads, “In the sixteenth century the Roman Catholic Church began keeping a list of prohibited books.
I am writing to you to plead that you do not continue to censor and ban the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck in schools in America. Steinbeck wrote this novella as an educated critique of American society during his life. Although there are many controversial topics throughout his writing, he wrote them to enhance the story. I plead that you discontinue the banning and censoring of Of Mice and Men because the profanity and controversy was purposeful and because it portrays a very accurate picture of the Great Depression. While Steinbeck frequently used profanity throughout the story, he arguably did so in order to enhance the story.
Of Mice and Men Some people think the book, Of Mice and Men, should be banned in public schools, I think the book should be because of the language and the racial comments. The reason the book might have been banned was because of the severity of bad language. On page four, “So you forgot that awready, did you? I gotta tell you again, do I? Jesus Christ, you’re a crazy bastard!” On page 20, “The boss gives him hell when he’s mad but eh stable buck don’t give a damn about that.” The reason the book might have been banned was because of racial comments.
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.
Morris M. says “The rate for intentional homicide in the UK in 1996—the year of the Dunblane Massacre—was 1.12 per 100,000. It was 1.24 in 1997, when the Firearms Act went into effect, and 1.43 in 1998. The rate rose to a peak of 2.1 in 2002 and has fallen since to 1.23 as of 2010” (10 arguments against gun control 2013). Researchers say that the best way to prevent mass shootings is to have background checks before buying a firearm and ban high capacity magazines and assault rifles. Guns should not be taken away completely but high capacity magazines and certain firearms should be limited to the public.
Would you rather read a book of your choice or read a book that has been banned.”Often challenges are motivated by a desire to protect children from “inappropriate” sexual content or “offensive” language. The following were the top three reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom: content was considered to be sexually explicit, contained offensive language, and the materials were unsuited to any age group.” Banned books give people a sense of curiosity and excitement, which is why more and more people want to read banned books; to see what the hype was about. The first book ever to be banned was New English Canaan by Thomas Morton in 1637. “It was banned for theological and historical reasons