In addition, people celebrate Banned Books Week in libraries or special events. Some books are banned in schools and libraries because they contain uncomfortable topics or offensive language; however, some people believe banned books are worth reading because they incorporate life lessons that students can learn from. First, To Kill A Mockingbird has been banned numerous times in different school systems. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2016, it has been banned by parents due to the the uncomfortable use of the “N-word” or the books racism (Devoe). In To Kill A Mockingbird, it says, “He choked you, he hit you, then he raped you, that right”(Lee 190)?
He had extreme metal issues, however, at the same time I also felt sorrow for him because his mental health issues is what lead him to destroy his relationship with his family, especially from his daughter, who he greatly loved. He should have gotten help from the very beginning. It is almost like it is his fault for not seeking help for his condition at least for his family. The story got creepy when Bill called his ex-wife Beth and said he was coming to basically kill her because she was disrespecting him for not allowing him to attend his daughter’s birthday party. It almost felt as if Bill was isolated from society.
When confronted with the problem in Vere’s office, Billy resorts to violence after he is unable to clearly state his thoughts and ends up killing Claggart. Billy lacked the ability to decipher what a full-fledged adult would be able to. We can conclude that without ever having the chance to properly develop, especially with the help of those around him, Billy never stood a chance. For Huckleberry, the Widow Douglas is his authority in the beginning of the novel. But despite learning how to read and being educated, Huck wishes to leave because the Widow is trying to “sivilize” him.
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first introduced to the public in 1884 by Mark Twain. After going through hell trying to write the book, and its rocky release and low sales showed how controversial the book was even in his time. I believe Huck Finn should not be taught in public schools because the language used is offensive, is hard for for students to understand , and the book has been controversial since its beginning. Para 1 A High school in Philadelphia banned the book Huckleberry Finn from its curriculum due to its use of the N-word making students uncomfortable, and “the community costs of reading this book in 11th grade outweigh the literary benefits”. The N- word is used over 200 times in the book by the author Mark Twain;
Negroes do not like it in any book or play whatsoever, be the book or play ever so sympathetic in its treatment of the basic problems of the race.” If true, how is Huckleberry Finn an exception? There are many accounts and complaints of white students acquiring foul racist behavior within Huckleberry Finn. One is the case of students racially abusing an African American child’s father after they have learned the novel. “...his father says, was verbally and physically abused by his white classmates after they have all read Huckleberry Finn in class.” - Nat Hentoff, Village Voice. To make the situation worse, these cases happen more than often.
These books and his other works shows that his writing style can be risqué and to some, distasteful. He writes about hard hitting topics and he does not sugar coat the characters’ true feelings. Additionally, some parents at Glenrock, Wyoming disagreed with the passages in the book Flowers for Algernon; the parents surprisingly compared the book to pornography magazines such as Playboy and the Hustler (Munley ¶ 4). This caused the book to be banned for “Explicit, distasteful love scenes…” by Glen Rose High School, Oberlin High School, Glenrock High School, Plant City, Florida, and Emporium, Pennsylvania (¶
(STEWE-2) As Montag starts to read a book to her, he comes across a point “‘That favorite subject, Myself”’(68), Mildred then responds saying “‘I understand that one”’(68). Mildred barely thinks about life, but when she does, it 's only about herself and herself only. She won’t have a single thought about others, not even her husband. (SIP-B)The book clearly shows that people in the society have no feelings towards others as they kill and hurt each other. (STEWE-1) When Montag gets angry, he says he has the urge to smash and kill things.
You’re sitting in your classroom working on your math assignment and all of a sudden you hear gunshots. You hear another shot, your ears are ringing and you realize your teacher just shot somebody who wasn’t even the intruder. There are endless reasons as of why a teacher should not carry a pistol on them during school hours. Teachers would no longer be able to have relationships with their students because the students are afraid of them. Teachers can’t focus on teaching their students because they have a pistol on their hip and that’s all they can seem to think about.
In the novel, when Clarisse and Montag are talking, this line is shown: “Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed. ‘That’s against the law” (5). The laws that the government enforces are strict and prevent any type of reading. The actions of the people are limited by the law and if the people do not follow the law, they are punished. The night that Mildred Montag has her friends over, Montag decides to read poetry, but before he does this line is shown: “That’s not right,’ wailed Mrs. Bowles.
I asked John where he learned such a word from? He informed me that he learned it from his parents, at home. I politely informed John that the word he used isn’t okay, and cannot be used in school or outside of school because it’s a mean word and hurts our friends. I would take John over to Jane and encourage him to apologize to Jane for the mean word he said, and ask him to create an “I’m sorry card”. At this point I would bring out the family book, and we would go though the book and point out the differences of our family.
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.