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.
Are the government‘s problems covered away from society? Do the government tell society very thing or just sugar code? Does the government tell society what they can and cannot believe in? Ray Bradbury displays a society that cannot read books or have any beliefs but only listen to what the government tells them in Fahrenheit 451. The absence of religion helps the government maintence control over the people by preventing them from having an identity, ambition, and purpose in their society.
What I think Bradbury is trying to say is that the government is trying to give the people of the town a sensation of happiness so that they don’t necessarily think about the things, like banding books and how they are or were being controlled. In the society featured in Fahrenheit 451 books are burned so that the people don’t get any ideas, find historical happenings, or anything that may make them think that the government is doing the wrong thing. Bradbury is basically saying that the government is manipulating the citizens into letting them control them. Instead of letting people know and learn about what happened in the past so it doesn’t repeat, they try to solve the problem by making history completely disappear. No, I don’t believe that our technology driven world has necessarily driven us into a non-thinking society.
The Catcher in the Rye no part of the book should be censored because everything in the book stand either as a symbol for the character Holden or serve as a lesson in the book But you’ve not told why...you can’t just state something without cause. State why... Intro: The definition of Censorship is “Censorship is the restraint of speech and communicative material by some form of power or authority, usually a government” (Censorship). A censorship is done to protect the public because they are considered offensive or otherwise objectionable (censorship). A censorship is not simply done by just a normal citizen but by a high authority usually done by the government.
On the other hand, media censorship is also used for wrong motives, mostly by the government who is trying to protect themselves from anti-politics ideas or any other movement against them. Censorship became at some point a weapon apply to keep citizens ignorant, by denying the entry or spread of sensitive information inside the country, authorities assure the status quo remaining, prohibiting to their nation the opportunity to learn more and to think differently, all because this could cause the loss of their power. Media censorship is a delicate matter where there is not a perfect position about it. As is known, media is one of the most important instruments use to communicate opinions in a short period of time to a big part of the world, this makes it a very power device with the capacity to change everything just with one word and give to the society great benefits, but it can also be used in negative ways, affecting directly the good relationship between communities, all critical aspects that make you think it is imperative to establish rational basic rules and boundaries to avoid the media become a dangerous threat to
Like for example, in WWI, the soldiers’ letters were being censored in order to protect them from any harm that could be done to the by their enemies. They weren’t allowed to send any information of theirs in their letters, as it was a risk that
People want to live in a place where they feel safe to read, publish, or watch whatever they want without being watched. Because it can’t completely eliminate terrorism, government surveillance should not be allowed in the United States. American’s
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury emphasis his belief on censorship and how the future society will be if authority controls the daily aspect of life. Ray Bradbury does this by not allowing anyone to own or read a book, because the society believes that books provide the citizen with unnecessary and false thoughts, if the person is caught with books your whole house is burned and then the individual will be incarcerated. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 expresses the dangers of censorship through limiting the citizens access to knowledge, removing Constitutional Rights, and establishing a realistic allegory similar to today’s society. There are many dangers how censorship limits citizens access to knowledge in many ways. One danger that people could face is not knowing what we see on the news or in the newspaper’s is actually true, and what people say just to cover themselves up or make someone else look good in the person’s eyes.
Children and teens should be able to access literature “free of restrictions” (70). Censors of young adult literature “fail to see” the similarities between their “desires to suppress information” about sexuality, violence, and religion and the “successful attempts by dictators to control their countries’ population” (70). Countries who have tried to implement censorship are practicing control over their citizens, which is why Canada should not suppress the population from any literature. If children are told they are not able to read books they are interested in or curious about they will be deterred from pursuing leisurely reading which limits their intellectual
2. Disadvantages of regulations/censorship 2.1 compromising the freedom of speech Censorship compromises the freedom of speech in many different ways. Freedom of speech refers to the right to speak without censorship or being restraint by a higher authority of the organization or country. For example, Compromising the freedom of speech will not allow the society to voice out their negative thoughts or to protest at a government or a government-related event. This example clearly shows that freedom of speech is being compromised as people are unable to voice out what they truly feel and are mostly forced to keep their opinions to themselves as voicing these opinions will make the rest of the society think in a different way and steer them away to generate other ideas or thoughts.