People think it is not conducive to young people’s psychological growth, based on the bad words and cruel lessons of society, but I think teenagers are strong enough to assume those facts and look at the strengths of the realistic characters. They need to try to accept and face the real world, not just stay in the Utopian world that parents and school give to them. One day they will suddenly step out, and life might force them to breakdown. This book is as same as an injection of reality for them.
Feeding them more ignorance is does not protect their innocence, for children go to school to learn. This poem is a perfect example of how education allows students to be taught about the past and learn from what happened in history to better live in the future. With education comes wisdom and if the students were taught the real stories, they would not have been “messing up [other kids’] hair and breaking their glasses.” Though each poems strides to protect, both are filled with comforting lies that will sooner or later be confronted by the
Who doesn’t like a good love story? Eleanor & Park has great themes about teenage love and independence but is chosen to be banned due to poor language. The type of language adults think teens should not be reading about. Although Eleanor & Park has poor language, teens should still be able to read it because it teaches not to be afraid to be afraid of one’s self, not let anyone get in the way of love, and be independant.
Plenty of parents have succeeded in removing these subjectively distasteful books from their children’s school’s shelves and reading lists but concerns about what book banning actually does to the students who aren’t allowed to read them have arisen. Paul Ringer, author of “How Banning Books Marginalizes Children," states that, “When we say, ‘This book is inappropriate,’ we’re telling those children ‘your situation … your family … your life is inappropriate.” Banning books sends the wrong message to those who share experiences with the topic of the book and shelters the themes from students who may need them. While parental concerns and opinions about
Parents are mostly concerned about letting their children reading this book, while the majority of teachers approve it. Despite the extreme violence and mature content in the novel, In Cold Blood should be included in high school curriculums
When presented in Huck Finn, the presence of it allows students to be educated about the its negative connotation, both historically and in the present. One typical complaint by students and teachers is that the use of the word ‘nigger’ causes discomfort. Francine Prose of the New York Times claims this discomfort by learners can be transformed into a constructive lesson about tolerance through conversation. She writes, “The understandable discomfort the word ‘nigger’ causes students and teachers is part of a conversation; part of the point of reading that book in school is to have that conversation.” The original version of Huck Finn forces readers to encounter attitudes and behavior that would not be acceptable today, which could lead to a more constructive learning environment
Ever wonder about real life lessons and what comes with having them, well the essay you 're about to read will teach you about them. First of all many lessons from older times have been taught today in school, some may not have been. To kill a mockingbird is a great lesson that teachers shouldn 't teach today for example the book has old fashioned and very sophisticated writing like on pg(31) “Jems free dispensation of my pledge..”, what high schooler in 10th grade is going to know what that word even means. If teachers are going to teach a lesson to their students then the kids should actually be able to understand the writing. Another example why to kill a mockingbird shouldn 't be taught in schools today is because kids would read this book and most likely not even be able to relate to the book, the whole racism thing we wouldn 't understand mainly because in our times everyone is treated the same, color doesn 't matter.
Procon.org says, “Parents have the right to decide what material their children are exposed to and when” (Banned Books- Top 3 Pros and Cons). In schools, children do not have to read a book if their parents do not want them to because it contains things they do not want their children to hear about at that time of their lives. " Literary works containing explicit sex, oral sex, explicit & violent descriptions of rape, masturbation, vulgar and obscene language" were on the approved reading list for grades 7-12, according to Speak up for Standards, a group seeking age-appropriate reading materials for students in Dallas, Texas” (Banned Books - Top 3 Pros and Cons). Before parents approve a book, children are introduced to it during school. However, their parents might not want them to read it, therefore, parents should know what books their children are reading that year before the children get exposed to it.
Many books have been banned for not being age appropriate, as can be seen in the article “Schools and Censorship: Banned Books” “1,256 [books] were challenged to material considered non age-appropriate or unsuited to age group.” On the other hand, some people think that children should be restricted in their book choice. An example is in the article by Kurt Vonnegut “… our responsibility to decide what books our children are going to… read in our community.” Children should have the freedom to choose which books they want to read. We should trust our children to make good book choices, most of them are mature enough to understand books above their age level and which books are right for them.
Atticus needs to help Scout and Jem understand that some people are good and some people are evil. Prior to this, Scout and Jem had the perspective of adolescent innocence which they assumed all people were good since they had never experienced evil before. Atticus believes and teaches his children that people are commonly both good and evil, but the good usually comes through. This lesson is a very meaningful lesson to learn and is conveyed through the novel for the readers to take in. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is very popular among American high school required reading lists because the coexistence of good and evil is a lesson that everyone should learn.
The sole purpose of banning a book is to make sure that students do not read it. People can access The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn online, in bookstores, and in libraries. Since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is well known, it is also likely for family members to have the book, they would want their relatives to read
They could get the wrong message that it is okay to hurt and make fun of others as long as it satisfies themselves or others. Above the eighth grade level, students who would be capable of seeing this without thinking that Tom’s cruelty is actually entertaining or harmless are in the right mind level to read this book, but of course with the guidance of the teacher. One of the greatest things about Mark Twain’s book The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, is that it gives the reader the kind of difficulty that can hold up from many readings. For this exact reason, the book should be at least read a couple of times throughout a reader’s lifetime. Each time they read the story, they will find nuances that they hadn’t seen before but in a different perspective.
We need to keep reading this book because Atticus shows us what lessons to really teach our children. “Most parents know what their children are capable of but step in to make things easier for them,” Says Sheri Nago. Atticus does the complete opposite by letting Jem and Scout be themselves. Parents today that are like Bob Ewell need to understand this novel and know what Atticus does and why he does it. There was an incedent that happened with a father and his daughter where“The acccused had been alledged to have sexualy abused his daughter for nearly a year” (www.ndtv.com )
The captivating story of Ponyboy Curtis and the rivalry between the greasers and the socs has been praised and loved by many for years because of its accurate depiction of what it's like to be a teen, unfortunately this novel has been banned by many schools across the country. The Outsiders should not be banned at Astoria High School. This novel should not be banned because teens are mature enough to handle any mature content this book has, it is a classic book that many enjoy and that students should be able to experience, and banning this book is unnecessary censorship and pushes beliefs onto others. Teens are mature enough to handle the indelicate content presented to them in The Outsiders.
“The state of kids publishing is such that it’s perfectly reasonable to be concerned about what agenda-driven and/or prurient content they’re peddling.” (Hemingway) This means it is very reasonable for everyone to be concerned about what the kids and young adults are reading. If parents are not concerned about what their child is reading, their child will follow many bad influences from books they have read. There are many influential books such as The Outsiders, by S.E Hinton that should be banned.