Throughout history, there have been many controversies concerning books causing them to either be challenged or straightforwardly banned. For a lot of these books, they are banned in certain regions due to viewer discretion, such as the case with the mature topics noted in J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a picaresque novel by Mark Twain, however, is generally distinguished as a racist, due to diction, and for that reason one of the most challenged books of all time. Despite the negative connotation surrounding banned books, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, their people who will argue the book's impact on the world.
He has his own way of expressing his feelings and thoughts and he feels like the world around him is being cruel. There are lots of examples that shows that Holden is different from the ideal person in the community. Such as, he is unable to communicate with the people in his age, he fails his schools multiple times and in the future he is hospitalized and seeing a psychoanalyst. One of the biggest example is when he expresses his feelings about what Mr. Spencer says to him: “Game, my ass. Some game.
“Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it 's perhaps far more terrible than it 's ever been” Angela Davis. Despite regulations and laws being passed, the absurdity of injustice being exposed, racism still continues to be ubiquitous, regardless of time and generation. The poems Still I Rise by Maya Angelou and Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka both convey the theme of prejudice and racism; with a clear and thorough message showing how unjust and unfair xenophobia is. While they both express the same problem, the poems have differences in structure, poetic techniques, audience, and lexis. Both poems were written in the 1960’s-1980’s, a period of great segregation, and Soyinka and Angelou were both primary victims of this racism.
Here are more examples of parents and student arguing with the book. Such as of the use of the f-word found on page 78 in The Catcher in the Rye. A student went against the book because of the sexual tension presented in there between Holden and the prostitute Sunny. The challenge was due to going against the Catholic faith of premarital sex, abuses of and alcohol and a prostitute. Reasons for this were going making fun of minorities, and the Catholic religion god, and the disabled.
At the time of its publication in 1959, Burroughs’s Naked Lunch was faced with censorship due to its legal designation as an obscene work. While the novel was met with some critical praise, many traditional humanist detractors critiqued its experimental style, which was often deemed lacking in literary accomplishment. Though popularly considered a novel, Naked Lunch consists of a more experimental collage- like array of fragmentary sequences loosely linked by the intermittent presence of the narrator- protagonist and agent, William Lee, Burroughs’s presumed literary persona. The novel’s events occur in various fictional locations representative of extreme forms of social organization, including the
In today’s violent world, it appears to be thought by many to be more reprehensible to refer to niggers, yids, wops, wogs, poms, proofs, dagos, japs, dykes and so on, than to murder representatives of such categories of people, ‘Nigger’, an English or Irish dialect pronunciation of ‘negro’ is no longer acceptable; … (169) Also, she has been reprimanding for her anti-Semitism and hostility for Catholics. “Christie was also pilloried, by the Anti-Defamation League among others, for anti-Semitism in her novels, sadly not uncommon in the works of that time. She was also criticized for disparaging remarks about Catholics, also there didn’t seem to be any…”(Cawthorne 34). Nevertheless, Agatha Christie’s works outsold all of the most famous detective authors’ bestsellers, and no one had ever surpassed Christie’s productivity. However, to the exclusion of “…only Shakespeare and the Bible have outsold her…”(Sova 8).
As the conversation goes on, we discover more negative attributes about Professor John. As a student, John had a hard time understanding even the easiest classes: “The simplest problem was beyond [him]” (p. 16). Soon after this fact, John reveals another important secret about himself. He is an incompetent teacher.
With everything going on in David life he felt sorry the most with what was with his father and what he had to deal with when he was a young boy, Although there relationship isn 't so close Wes and his fathers was worst. "I suddenly felt sorry for my father- not as he stood before me at the moment, but as a boy"(David,115). Wes didn’t have a close relationship with his father and that lead to Wes not knowing how to get close to his son. If Wes didn’t know how a relationship was supposed to be with a father and a son how would he be able to provide that for his son. Wes does love and care for his son but they both don’t have a close connection with one another.
Neglected boy in “Salvador Late or Early” by Sandra Cisneros Sandra Cisneros´ text draws attention to the underestimation and negligence of the main character- Salvador. It also points the monotony and pain in his life. “Salvador Late or Early” is a short story written by Sandra Cisneros. Salvador is a young boy who had to become a role figure for his brothers early in his life. He is lonely, insecure and neglected.
Due to his father’s lack of interest and involvement in Tommy’s life, and the death of his mother, he has grown up without confidence and the ability to make wise decisions. The central conflict of this novel is external i.e., man vs. man. This conflict involves Tommy and his father, Dr. Adler. Tommy seeks approval from his father and feels that his father sees him as a burden and failure. Tommy desperately wants that father-son connection.