When people read a work of literature many expect it to be a literary masterpiece. What makes a work of literature great is not through the approval of society, but by the author pushing his point out to the audience without regarding the disapproval from society he might receive. Although it is a controversial topic of whether Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn needs republishing due to the use of the word “nigger”, the novel teaches many lessons and reveals many truths that the world should know. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not have been republished because, simply put, it is not a racist novel. Adding on, Twain’s original publishing of his book promotes historical accuracy and legitimacy which would be not communicated towards the audience if the books are recirculated with different words to “child proof” them.
Historically, banning books is not a new practice. For as long as writers have written books, people have been wanting to ban them. Before the printing press, only a few handwritten copies of each book existed. If leaders deemed a book ‘inappropriate’ or ‘undesirable’, they burned the few copies that existed, ensuring people would no longer read the knowledge
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. Writers have the freedom to write whatever they want and that is a part of the First Amendment, so why banned their book? “The First Amendment allows individuals to speak, publish, read and view what they wish, worship (or not worship) as they wish, associate with
The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses. This book is very important because it teaches the reader things they didn’t know well or proves to them that they are wrong if they believed that the Holocaust was not harmful. No one had the right to treat these people in that way and no one has the right to ban this book because this will be censorship. Night also shows the truth about the Holocaust and teaches us that this period in history should be prevented from happening
I disagree with Hammurabi’s code because most laws were to cruel and targeted certain people. Although the code sculpted the culture in 1797 BC, the code would have no chance of surviving in any modern country to this day due to the harsh punishments received from breaking the laws. According to Hammurabi, he stated “...the strong might not inquire the weak, in order to protect the widows and orphans, I set up these my precious words...etc” (Doc B). Although I do not agree with Hammurabi’s code, I do believe that he was trying to create and maintain a healthy and safe environment for his people by trying to prevent crime with such a harsh set of laws. However, the consequences for not abiding these laws were too harsh.
The message of remembrance is more aptly portrayed in Jane Yolen’s novel than in Donna Deitch’s film version of The Devil’s Arithmetic. The movie version fails to express the importance of remembrance because it doesn’t illustrate the Holocaust as accurately as the novel. If society remembers and educates themselves on the issue, then they avoid the risk of having to face another genocide. However, if society chooses to forget and ignore, then another genocide could easily take place right under their noses without them suspecting a thing. Society must always remember these tragedies.
To Kill a Mockingbird should still be taught in school systems, and should not be a banned book because the novel focuses on a part of history that should not be ignored. Just because history is harsh and not always the most pleasant thing to learn about, does not mean that we can ignore it. Kenya Down with PBS said, “Being uncomfortable with history is not means to change it; people need to figure out how to confront issues.” Down also mentioned how Lee’s book is one of the most banned books
I understood that I was supposed to be terrified by this spectacle-these two demonic creatures on this dark, lonely road. But for once in my life, I wasn't." This demonstrates heroism because previously, he would let fear control him. He is supose to be the one to control his own life, but he let Erik do that because he lacked confidence. As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur.
The most important points Vonnegut is trying to get a crossed to his readers are the issues of the inevitability of war, fatalism, and of free will. War is usually fought over religious beliefs, different cultures, land, or governmental disputes. We as people are more willing to be violent to one another to get our point across then to avoid war entirely by recognizing everybody's differences and learning to live together in peace and the key to no violence is communication. War is inevitable because both sides are never going to accept one another's differences. The bombing of Dresden wasn't necessary because there was no threat coming from there.
Can you imagine you are cutting off your life with that problem? It’s really ridiculous and against in God’s will. Our life is just borrowed by our god so, we don’t have right to end it because he is the one who will take that from us. Speaking of holiness, can the suicidal people use their conscience in committing that act? We know that, we don’t know what they are into causes them to do such acts but in time to time, suicide is not the right choice to be picked up in solving the temporary problem.
Johnny is very weak and shy, so he runs away for the day or night, and comes back the next day. Ponyboy states “His father was always beating him up, and his mother ignored him, except when she was hacked off at something, and then you could hear her yelling at him clear down at our house” (12). His parents do not pay attention to Johnny, but when they do, they beat Johnny up. Likewise, Dally’s parents do not care about anything he does. For instance,
As stated by Zinn, “One reason these atrocities are still with us is that we have learned to bury them in a mass of other facts…” (Zinn). The US and European education systems teach students about this controversial topic by stating the positive facts because what happened in the past “should affect very little what we do in the world” (Zinn). History, in general, should not be viewed as unimportant, especially when it involves a genocide. One should reflect on this historical experience by understanding their point of view. Nobody would like to have their own home be invaded by strangers.
Their Genocide Convention focuses a lot on preventing genocide but doesn’t really take steps to prevent it. They talk more about punishments if it does happen but according to Mayroz, with how it is written there is no legal obligation to intervene once genocide is happening. (Mayroz 86). Just like many other UN laws they left it open so they can pick and choose when they intervene. It is stuff like this that makes me think the the US should just act on their own or with their allies to stop genocide as soon as it happens.
If being able to think normally makes a person sane is Billy not sane? Sure he is a little odd but what person isn’t? I like to think that Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity; “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” helps to define sanity. If you were to be put in an extreme situation would your actions define insanity? Billy Pilgrim has been drafted into a war he did not want to be a part of, and he certainly didn’t ask for alien abductions or jumping through time.
Most recently, the War in Iraq has raised a large number of these inquiries. Numerous individuals would not have liked to take part in the war with Iraq, yet the government felt free to do it, yet individuals did not request about this judgment, they assumed that the forces in control were settling on the right choice. Individuals are really "reluctant to question Washington." They feel that on the off chance that they doubt the administration that they will be rebuffed. The general population that does voice their feelings attempt to stay under the radar.