In both novels the protagonists are teenage boys who do not conform to society's standards and expectations. The theme of accepting one for as they are is prominent in both works and is one of the main reasons I enjoy both novels so much. Both of these books have arguments on how one perceives himself. In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden believe he is invincible, like when he attacks Straightlayer on page 50 because of a girl he had feelings for. Another good argument that makes the plot convincing is the discussion back and forth between Holden and Mr. Spencer, where the teacher tells him, “do you blame me for flunking you, boy?”
To sum up, Speak does a good job reaching out to its audience, teaching them important morals, and is just a fun book to read. The book teaches teenagers that it is okay to speak up for themselves, which all minors should be aware of. This novel may deal with some controversial topics that readers might be sensitive to, it is still a topic that needs to be addressed to any kind of school around the
Within the first few chapters and later on in the book, the author shows Holden’s emotions toward Stradlater very prominently. The author mainly keeps Holden’s thoughts in his head but other time Holden will lash out because of the circumstances. Holden is the guy just trying to fit in with everyone, whereas Stradlater is the popular, handsome, and self-satisfied guy at Pency Prep. No wonder Holden’s always running into problems with him. It all started when Stradlater asked Holden to write an English composition for him while he went on a date with Holden’s old friend, Jane Gallagher.
Jerome B. Duesk, in a book titled Adolescent development and behavior, mentions "that sometimes siblings are [the] better communicators... Because they are closer in age [which] [makes] it easier to discuss the problems of growing up" (Duesk 299). In Holden's eyes he had no one except his little sister to rely upon for support. This proves that Holden Caulfield is relatable to many teenagers, and as such the novel should not be banned.
This quote demonstrates Atticus’s rational thinking by his intelligence and comprehension of the situation. Shrewdly, he recognizes how the children will eventually encounter the prejudices of the community and realize they cannot hide behind the curtain of innocence forever.
If a reader is looking for a vivid adventure with drama then Ripley's book will feel longer than Moby Dick. In a broad scope her book is for people that want to be more involved with social and political issues that are now trending. More specifically, her research is the perfect cup of tea for those who are interested in education and are looking for ways to make changes in their own education because Ripley provides a plethora of information regarding how habits outside and inside of school can affect a student's
Overall, having discussions about government censorship can help educate others on their given rights, give them a better understanding of the negative consequences that comes with it, and lastly, it can help preserve the idea of a healthy democracy by allowing open discussion and debates about a specific issue rather than keeping silent about it. Fahrenheit 451 should be included in all high school curriculums, because it brings awareness to the reader about the cruel dystopian society of censorship, even if the novel gives the reader a pessimistic and negative view on the government. Government censorship is a significant current issue that is present throughout all parts of the world. Whether it is putting restriction on the internet, limiting a specific media from being published or even banning book is all a kind of government censorship. Therefore, it is important for readers to understand the effect and consequences that censorship will bring and reading a novel like Fahrenheit 451 will give them a good idea of what government censorship really is.
How much can the death of a loved one really take from us? In the novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D Salinger is about a boy named Holden Caulfield who is deeply affected by the death of his brother Allie but also has a problem with accepting the fact that he soon has to enter adulthood. The novel explains his idea of the world and what he feels his purpose is in it. I think that this novel relates to teens today a lot because most teen that don 't know what they want to do, the thought of them getting older and becoming an adult scares them. Just like teens today Holden just wants someone to hear him out and understand what he’s feeling but at the same time he feels like explaining his feelings is useless.
His commencement speech was very rich in diction and allegory. In all of his anecdotal stories, he was being allegorical because each one of his stories contributed to why people should go to school to expand their minds instead of to get a good paying career. He suggests that people should want to go against the norm, and think for themselves, so I fully agree with him because the world can be more advanced and complacent if everyone thought for themselves and were ot
It’s easy to forget this article is about teaching in Primary and secondary school. To start off on a personal note the language in this article was very interesting and hard to follow at times, but i wouldn’t have it any other way. The reading Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Freire was profound read I found myself enthralled throughout, the language though extreme calling teacher the oppressors, get the point across effectively. Its describes students as actual people forced against their will. This point of view is the most interesting part, I would have never expected to see a reading that looks at student in such a way.
“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato. This quote shows the importance of books. If there were to be a world without books, the most important book I would keep would be Fahrenheit 451. This book would be important to keep because it would show us what would happen if books were outlawed.
“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.