An article from L.A. Times written by Megan O'Neil discusses the pros and cons of teaching the book in schools. The author interviewed a teacher who supported high schoolers reading the book and she had only positive things to say about the novel, "Capote’s work is a great fit for the class, because it introduces students to the American judicial system and the death penalty, among other contemporary topics. It is also superbly written and allows students to form their own opinions" (Ciotti). Ms. Ciotti believed the book would benefit her students greatly by introducing them to the controversial topics and letting them give their own opinions. A school board president agreed with Ms. Ciotti and had her own reasons for allowing the novel, “I whole-heartedly support the adoption of this book, not just because it is on the AP list, or because it represents a milestone in literature as the first nonfiction novel.
Although the novel In Cold Blood written by Truman Capote accurately portrays present day investigations on murder, it should be banned from school curriculums for young teens because of its explicit content. Young teens can often be described as emotionally unstable, and this instability can cause tolerance issues. Instability in emotions can cause irrational actions and thoughts, this can get out of control quickly causing a detrimental reaction to follow as a side affect. The novel In Cold Blood, uses emotional
going on in the movie/novel to their own personal lives. These are the reason that I think teens like dystopian stories. So evidently I think teens relate to dystopian novels/movies like “Anthem” or “The Maze Runner”, because of the relatability of them to their own personal lives. How can modern teens relate to the dystopian novel “Anthem By: Ann Rand”? I think teens can relate to the novel Anthem because the main character is a teen.
With the intentions of kindling meaningful discussions, Chbosky deliberately asserted many controversial topics into his novel. By fabricating Charlie into a wallflower, Chbosky found a way to show an overview of these issues of high school. Many fell madly in love with Charlie and his story; however, with this praise an ample amount backlash followed. Chbosky targeted this book towards teens, but many adults questioned if The Perks of Being a Wallflower was appropriate for this age group. According to an article on the American Booksellers Association’s website, The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been announced as the “10 Most Frequently Challenged Books” by the American Library Association five times in the past ten years.
The Catcher in the Rye Salinger gave the tone of the book humorous so that the book can be more relatable to teenagers in society. He talks about how Holden is lonely and he’s lost like every other teenager but he more like he doesn’t see from the real world. He is judgmental, he judges everything he sees and knows. Salinger writes this book to let us know what some teenagers go through and how people stay strong no matter what. He’s wanting us to know how teenagers are all different and they go through different things and they act a certain way because of what they’re going through.
The book and the movie made a lot of connections to and brought the book into the hands of teenagers in this generation. In comparison they both have a life lesson to get out and that is if you keep a secret from everyone, eventually it comes backs to haunt you and destroy you. As in the books says “ This feeble and most sensitive of spirits could do neither, yet continually did one thing or another, which intertwined, in the same inextricable knot, the agony of heaven-defying guilt and vain repentance” (Hawthorne 1845). In result, from their different ways of society, social status and how they solved their problems in the end, they both have the letter “A” that defines them and represents who they are. In the Scarlet Letter and Easy A, they both have many differences but one constant
It shows how every situation cannot be solved fast, and pays attention to the mental health of the main character. This is also an important novel to adults because it gives insight to adults on the common struggles of the average teenager and how every teenager thinks.The title is also significant to the novel because it shows what caused the entire novel to set in motion. Without the hate list, the school shooting would most likely not have happened. The title also serves as an attention grabber to readers who associate themselves with hate. The title of the novel informs the reader as to what the novel will be
Mrs. Flowers is teaching Marguerite to approach books with critical thinking skills to enhance her own learning experience. She wants Marguerite to exercise, reading out loud and move out of her comfort zone despite her resistance to even converse with others. The benefits of children reading not only strengthen their intellect, but “The words of the story act as mirrors in which the children’s conflicts and feelings –fear, jealousy, aggressiveness, loneliness, and the need, the wish of being loved and accepted– are reflected while offering the child fictional alternatives and solutions” (Stockar, par. 35).
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. “Books in the young adult genre often contain adult themes that young people aren’t ready to experience” (Banned Books- Top 3 Pros and Cons). Some books in public libraries include inappropriate topics for children that are younger. Parents would like for their young kids not to learn about violence or drug use until they are older. “Keeping books with inappropriate content out of libraries protects kids,
The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee demonstrates examples of social drama, courtroom drama, and southern drama. Scout and Jem experience their childhood innocence become vulnerable as they begin to be exposed to the evil side of human nature due to numerous incidents. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is a very popular required read among American high school students because it contains several important themes that relate to issues in the American culture today. Some of the influential themes in “To Kill A Mockingbird” include the importance of morals and ethics and the concurrence of good and evil. The importance of morals and ethics in “To Kill A Mockingbird” is displayed through a court case over the issue of a fair trial.