Censorship is an extremely debated topic in America, with people saying it contradicts with what the Bill of Rights has allowed the American people and how it may deny people use the Freedom of Speech. Yet, the censorship of books in American public schools is one of the most controversial topics today because of the use of racial slurs in classic literature, this is the case with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Opinions on this topic vary, with some of them being: schools should have the right to censor books because they have racial slurs in them, schools should have teachers open up a conversation about race and the use of racial slurs with these books, or schools should not have the right to censor any book. I firmly believe that schools
Do you think teenagers should read a story that has killing or a lot of inappropriate content and violence? Others think it's good to have them read it but I think teens shouldn't be reading this because “The Call of The Wild” and “After an outpouring of literary outrage, N.C. Country Reconsiders Book Ban” prove to me that these books are bad.
In 1982 three books written by three very different women; Maya Angelou, Anne Frank, and Doris Day were placed in cages at the American Booksellers Association's annual convention (Zalusky np). The display called attention to the practice of book banning. In his book Banned Books: Challenging Our Freedom to Read, Robert Doyle wrote: Up until that day when they witnessed the display of books behind bars, the members of the professional association - the authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and journalists attending the convention - were all unaware that so many books and such familiar titles were removed from bookstore and library shelves because an individual or group thought the printed matter unfit for others to read. To the spectators the implication was clear - it was readers who were being caged, not just books. (qtd.
Books, Should We Ban Them Or Not: Banned books are books that have been taken out of public environments because of many different reasons. Books should not be banned simply because we have the rights to any books. Banned Books can teach important things about our history. Books that have been banned teach great morals/lesson even with the negative content. Banning Books infringes on people 's personal rights.
Therese Pivarunas November 1, 2017 Literature 2 Honors Period 4 Banned Book Essay A deep friendship between two people has always been valued in society. The novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, should not be banned from libraries and schools, rather, it should be taught to students and remain accessible to the public. This book takes place in the middle of the Great Depression, and follows the journey of two workers looking for jobs in California. Lennie and George, the two workers, support each other through their companionship and hope to make enough money to start a new life. This story contains relatable characters who try to achieve their goals in life, a compelling story of hardship, and features a strong bond between two
I interviewed Lee on her opinion on this book, she said, “even though parts of this book sound hard to read, it seems like it gives a good warning on how drug use can destroy a person’s life. Banning extremely graphic or offensive books is a good idea, but when they can teach teenagers about how drugs destroys your life, they should not be banned. However, these kind of books have to be very careful to not make drug use seem like a good time with friends and nothing bad will ever happen.” I interviewed Amy on her opinion, she said, “This book seems very depressing and hard to read. I believe that books should be banned if they’re this hard to read.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, lawyer and father of Scout and Jem Finch, has chosen to take on the defense of the Tom Robinson trial. This decision by Atticus was very excellent and beneficial to help teach his kids very valuable lessons in life. For example, Atticus wants his kids to become familiar with, and attached to the ideals presented within law, and all of the aspects, or consequences that come with law. In the novel, it states, " 'This is their home, sister,' said Atticus. ' We've made it this way for them, they might as well learn to cope with it ' "
Atticus is Courageous in “ To Kill a Mockingbird” Many books have characters that people fall in love with. Exciting things occur to the characters and they start to show their moral personalities. You start to see characters grow from the beginning. Despite of all the hatred in Maycomb, Atticus shows moral, physical, and emotional courage by defending Tom Robinson, in “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.
The novel To kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee shows how prejudice and discrimination can influence a community. The story takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression and uses the point of view of Scout a young girl to show how deeply effected the people were, both young and old by these discriminatory views. I believe that To kill a Mockingbird is still relevant today because many of the problems that happened in the book still happen today and although we are trying to stop discrimination by writing new laws and enforcing them it still occurs quite often. To Kill a Mockingbird still relates to today’s world because of issues in relation to sexism, racism and political injustices. Society might tell us
In To Kill a Mockingbird there are lots of racial, gender, and religious, discrimination. Which is shown a multiple amount of times throughout the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee which takes place in Maycomb Alabama, where there is a lot of racial discrimination. But there is also some gender, and religious, discrimination.