Banning books has always been a big debate if it’s acceptable or not in the field of language arts… most Americans believe people should have the freedom to choose what they want to read. By banning books, our basic rights as US citizens are kind of taken away. Book banning affects the people who read books to the people who write them. I feel that most people banned or try to ban books because they want to protect others from different ideas and information. Banned books are basically books that are thought to be “unsuited” for their intended age group and are therefore challenged by parents to be removed from a school or any local library shelf.
Banned books in the classroom Banned books there are plenty of them in the United States of America, and some schools can‘t read books we have read here at our school. How would you feel if maybe one of your favorite books was banned and say you couldn’t share it with your friends to enjoy and learn from, or books that are used in the classroom one year and not the next. When it comes to banned books and such we need to look at what banned books are with also what challenged books are and what their difference is. What are some of the cases that have come about with banned books and challenged books in schools, and why they were banned and challenged, what can we do to be the help of banned books in the classroom, and also what we can do about
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.
Teachers could have students read books that discuss the same thing as Fahrenheit 451 but doesn't use all the bad language and talk. Kassia Micek wrote an article called “Parent Criticizes book ‘Fahrenheit 451’. In the article parents state that this book talks about things students should not be encouraged to discuss in school. Alton Verm, a parent of a child reading the book made comments on the book like “its filled with all kinds of filth and how the words used in the book do not need to be brought out in class.” Verm asks the question, “how can the school punish students for using bad language, yet require them to read a book with bad language and morals in it?”
In recent years, popular books like the Harry Potter series, The Giver, and To Kill a Mockingbird have recently been challenged of banning. Some people propose the idea to ban books that contain inappropriate content. They claim that these books should not be accessible to students and youth. Despite, the “inappropriate” content the government should not restrict the freedom of its citizens. Banned books should be accessible to students.
They 're a lot of people who would think banning a book is ridicules like Calvert Clay. One point he made was when he they take the time and effort to file complaints rather just averting their eyes or cautioning their own children. I agree with this because if you know it has something offensive, you could just avoid it. Then there would be no need to even get the book banned for your selfish desires. Another point he talks about is how parent looks at what child are reading and if there appropriate or not.
Chris Crutcher , wrote this book for teens to open up more to their parents to speak out when they’re feeling a certain way. Not bottle up their emotions and become stressed and depressed over the situations they’re put in. He also wrote this for parents who ride they kids to the point where they’d rather die than play sports. Sports are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But if you as a parent put your child down and make them feel bad for doing something wrong is where you mess up.
Both Beatty and Martin Bormann had been brainwashed into believing or disbelieving in a particular topic. Beatty and the rest of society had been grown up only remember that books were bad and owning them would be a disgrace. However, there were some citizens in their society who disobey these rules which resulted in them getting ‘fixed’. After visiting Montag, Beatty had explained to him that they have lowered the kindergarten age year so they can catch just about every child and teach them at a young age. Lowering the kindergarten age, shows the different ways that the government tries to keep everyone from books keeping them from thinking for themselves.
When my mom ordered me to not excessively drown my milk with chocolate syrup, it only made me want to make it the darkest shade of brown known to man. People will always infringe the laws to feed the needs of others. Likewise, O’Connor brings up the fact that parents are concerned with what their children are absorbing from books and are fearing what is not worth a single worry. Parents want to monitor and place heavy censorship on a book because of a few lines that either talk about sex or vulgarity. A book’s composition should not be dissected by single parts and because of them be judged as the general theme of the book.
I agree with you Dondra, I support the banning these assault weapons, only for military use. I think about younger children who can get to these guns and parents don?t store them properly in the household. Not so much of the person getting permitted to buy the gun I blame the parents as well. There are so many issues dealing with gun control it is ridiculous. The government, gun seller, buy and people getting gun training.
One more reason I believe banning books are wrong is because, you get more choices. Librarians say that they want kids to have as many reading choices as possible, but by them banning books they can have as many options to pick what they interested in. However, if kids get interested in a series and it is banned in their school library because it is more “mature” that gives the limited options. Jaquan was in the library trying to choose a book he was interested in but he couldn 't because the book he was looking for was banned. Some people say that racial slurs are why they ban some books, but most kids are gonna learn about racial slurs in their social studies class anyway.
Schools wanted to make sure the students to make sure the students realize it’s fictitious and don’t’ have a wrong grasp on reality (Dickson 3). The Twilight books are among the books that have received the most calls to be banned from U.S. libraries. Twilight was 5th in the top 10 most challenged tittles of 2010 (Stephenie Meyer joins rans ranks of ‘most challenged’ authors 1 & 10). I disagree about why the book was banned because everyone has the right to express their ideas through writing and shouldn’t be banned because someone is offended about what they found in the book that they didn’t like. People shouldn’t keep others from enjoying the book.
It is important to realize that all banned books were at one point challenged books; however, not all challenged books become banned. Who challenges these books? Lots of people challenge books “throughout history, more and different kinds of people and groups of all persuasions than you might first suppose, who, for all sorts of reasons, have attempted—and continue to attempt—to suppress anything that conflicts with or anyone who disagrees with their own beliefs” (““About Banned & Challenged Books””). Why does it matter if books are banned from schools? By banning books the school board is controlling how and/or what students think about a variety of subjects.
Fahrenheit 451 is ironically banned in many schools, but why would someone ban a book that promotes individuality and respecting knowledge? Fahrenheit 451 emphasizes on important topics that every teen should have the possibility to learn and read about. The main theme that is primarily connected to this book is censorship. In Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury makes it a point that regular people aren 't allowed to read books. I think it is important for teens to read this book because it allows the readers to see how important it is for people to stand up for what they think is good for them, even if it isn 't accepted by society.
Banning books also filters realism. Parents surely cannot expect to shelter their children from the real world forever. These books might have have violence and torture and bad people, but so does the real world and kids should know what to face if they have to when they grow up. If you read about people with sad, terrible lives, you will feel more grateful for what you have and you will be a better person. If you don 't about the dark and sadness of the world, you can 't know to appreciate the happiness and light.