Rosa Parks once said, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the author Harper Lee uses the n-word 48 times and negro 54 times. This alone could cause readers to feel uncomfortable, along with the vulgar language and references to sexual activities. Some people may think that the best solution to these problems are to take out these words and censor the whole book. But that is not a good idea. Like Rosa Parks said, we have to prepare ourselves for this racism in the world because it is here and we can’t just delete it from our lives. The racial comments, vulgar language and references
There is at least 300 books banned a year for foul language, but don’t you think that an invasion of the authors freedom of press and an invasion of children 's first amendment as well? So I think that books should not be banned. I have three main idea the first on is that the books can be about history and they have some language back then that was fine but is not fine today. The second reason is that libraries should be able to hold all types of books but have an age restricted area. The last reason is that it will get rid of children’s first amendment, and the authors first right as well. Some people believe that books should not be banned from schools because they need to learn what happened.
To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee in 1960 ,is one of the most controversial novels between society and school boards. School boards across the country question whether Lee’s novel should be taught in classrooms, or if it should be banned because of the vulgar language and inappropriate context throughout the book. To Kill a Mockingbird revolves around a white family who is living in the south, and the narrator 's dad is a lawyer. His latest case is to defend a black man in court who had allegedly raped a white woman. Throughout the book a lot of harsh language was used, along with ideas that may be considered inappropriate. This book should be taught to High School students across the country, and it should not be a banned book. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches students morals, and ethics. The book is still partially accurate to what some people go through even in today’s world, and what the books reads is still a part of history that should not be covered up and tucked away.
first off, some people think to kill a mockingbird is not a good story to be taught, because of the bad language for example, in a recently published article( by Brian M)., he says “I turn the channel on TV at home when language gets harsh and my five-year-old daughter is sitting next to me”, However, he changes the channel because he wants his child to grow up with virtues he wants her not to be exposed to that kind of stuff Therefore, he doesn’t want his child to grow up with bad language and bad influences but tkam can be looked as a good influence when you can see the mistakes people made that is why to kill a mockingbird should be taught in classrooms.
As you read the novel To Kill A Mockingbird you notice that it is very racist. Throughout the novel you notice that it repeatedly uses the “n” word. Not only is the “n” word used it is used constantly making a total of 48 times in only 281 pages. This greatly
Racial equality and discrimination is a founding issue that has been spread throughout every part of the world, To Kill A Mockingbird was written and published by Harper Lee in 1960, this time was dominated by civil rights protests and some of the first hippie movements following the crushing reality of the Vietnam War, the 60s also saw the struggle against segregation and racial equality. It is no surprise that the extreme political conflict affecting her life and world would greatly impact her writing and influence how she perceived the world during the writing of To Kill a Mockingbird. the influence of the fight for racial inequality is shown greatly in her book as she depicts the everyday life
To Kill a Mockingbird is famous for its controversy. In fact, it has been banned from being read at many schools for its use of racial, sexual, and political content, all of these aiding the book’s “big ideas”. To Kill a Mockingbird has many themes. For example, one is about racial injustice. You would think a jury would establish their final decision based upon the facts, but in this book, the jury had already made up its mind once it heard that the case was a white man versus a black man. Tom Robinson had no chance of freedom just because his skin was of a different color than what the jury preferred even though he was innocent, as Atticus Finch proved. Tom Robinson ended up getting killed in prison, leaving his wife and children to
Recently, several English teachers have decided to teach a certain book to their classes that contains questionable material normally not allowed in schools, including poor language, sexuality, and violence. They claim that the book has many redeeming qualities about it, and also is a great tool for teaching students reading and analytical skills. In my opinion, teachers should be permitted to teach these questionable book to their students. If an author's work was to be tampered with I feel as if many books will lose their value and or the meaning the author was trying to convey. Many of these “banned books” were written based on the time period it was wrote about.Banned books also can teach us history,social skills, vocabulary , and a new way of thinking. Many of these”banned books” are classics in history”.
Night written by Elie Wiesel is a memoir about Elie’s personal experience during the Holocaust. Yes, this book is very hard to read and has violent and upsetting content, but it is the truth about the Holocaust. Banning books is wrong and limits students to things that adults find “appropriate” for students. Some students can handle for mature material, so limiting them to certain books is unjust. Banning books in school libraries takes away academic freedom, shelters students from the outside world, and does not let students form an educated opinion.
How is the racial problem of the southern states of USA in the 1930s portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird?
The book was challenged by a middle school in Brentwood, Tennessee in 2006 because the book contains “profanity” and “contains adult themes such as rape and incest.” The complaints also say that the book promotes “racial hatred, racial division, racial separation, and promotes white supremacy.” The people that say that are people that are trying to ‘protect’ other people from knowing and understanding what happened in the past because they believe that if they do know and understand what happened in the past then they will become racist and believe in white supremacy. These kinds of people are like the Holocaust deniers who believe that six million Jews where not murdered despite all of the evidence against that. George Santayana once said “Those who cannot remember the past are bound to repeat it.” Nothing like the Holocaust has happened since because people have learned from their mistakes. If school students are
Schools being able to have the right to ban books based on the fact that these books make children of color uncomfortable because of the use of racial slurs is a sound and safe opinion. It brings comfort to anyone who finds the use of racial slurs disgusting. While all this is true, not teaching these controversial books is tiptoeing around the issue of race. Instead of ignoring the matter or pushing it
Being able to completely understand and follow the different language in To Kill a Mockingbird is one thing, but to decide whether or not it’s still relevant is another thing. Well this book still is relevant and yes some may say that this book is history and we should be reading about the future and present not about the past, but our past is the most important because we can read about the mistakes made and not make them again. To Kill a Mockingbird is based around the civil rights movement and that means that there was a lot of racism happening during the novel. Even though To Kill a Mockingbird is considered an “older” novel and currently it’s the 21st century and not all students enjoy reading this book in their schools but the novel should stay in these curriculums because of the hard times in the civil rights movement
Banned Books are books that are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. Banning books is against the writers right for freedom of speech, which is the first amendment. Students have the right to read, reading is not illegal, so why ban books? If a reader is mature enough to handle some curse words or bad behavior then they should be able to read banned books. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech. Also, some say that you should not be exposing bad behavior or language to students but in reality they hear and see these things everyday, and by banning a book, that is not protecting them.
lthough the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee contains inflammatory content, it should still remain in schools because it teaches the dangers of racism and hatred. The use of racist language throughout the novel conveys reasons for its wrongful removal. African Americans are frequently, almost always degraded and objectified throughout the use of derogatory terms in the novel. When discussing the details of Tom Robinson's "crimes," the barely literate and ignorant Bob Ewell remarks "I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin' on my Mayella!" (Lee 323). The fact that Bob's limited vocabulary consists of this extremely offensive term demonstrates his total hatred towards black people. He effectively dehumanizes Tom and doesn't even address him by his name. This dehumanization also is shown when the reader sees how disrespected Tom is at the trial. Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor exclusively refers to Tom as "boy," to imply he is condescending and intentionally offending him (265). When considering if this should prohibit the use of the novel in schools, one must acknowledge the time period and the fact that this language results in disgust and anger in the reader, which was the author's intent. Furthermore, the brutal and unjust matter that African Americans are treated in in "To Kill a Mockingbird" demonstrates why schools are wrongly prohibiting the teaching of it. Take for example, Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape, who was convicted in trial despite the fact that substantial evidence