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The Great Gatsby Book Should Be Banned Essay

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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. In the 1930’s the Nazi’s burned any and every book or paper…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald. “The Great Gatsby” was about how life was before the great depression and how it went from great to not so good. This book taught people about our history and what made the roaring twenties so great. Well it used to teach people that, until it got band out of high school libraries because of its language and somewhat sexual content. Something that is not often thought about when banning a book, is the culture you’re throwing away with it. Using the same example of “The Great Gatsby” being banned, every young adult misses out on learning about the culture of the roaring twenties. There are other books that could teach high school students about the culture of that time period, but none can do it quite as good as “The Great Gatsby”. It is such a classic, that even if you haven't read the book or watched the movie yourself, you still know what it is, kinda like the Titanic. During the roaring twenties it was all jazz, parties and wealth. It was a good time to be alive. However “The Great Gatsby” made it just more than that, the story comes to life as you read it and it's like you are surrounded by that culture, well once again, would have been surrounded by that culture because now it is banned and students are not allowed access to it in their
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