But, this does not only take away the book for one group of people, it takes the book away from everyone, even those who would benefit from reading it. Banning books is bad because banning violates people's civil rights, limits the opportunity for adolescents to learn vicariously, and reduces the readers exposure to
Around the globe many books are banned from schools and libraries because of their content. Though many others disagree with the banning of books, because it takes away freedom of speech. Many books are banned and challenged because their content is considered inappropriate or offensive to the readers. But, others find that it goes against our First Amendment rights when they take away what someone else has written. Butler University also shows other reasons for why books are often times banned.
The author expresses, “A books ideas may be disliked, the book may be perceived to ridicule certain individuals or to ignore others; or the book may be judged to be dangerous or offensive” (Miller). Everyone has different emotions about certain books. For instance, anyone cannot remove anything from dislike, others may enjoy it. People should be respected and be able to read a book they enjoy without being banned. Banning books is a way of controlling people.
At one point in time, over 7,220 books have been challenged to be banned. Though these books have been removed for the safety of children, not all books should be banned for many reasons. These include the fact that banning books is infringing on the First Amendment, keeping children from understanding the real world, and, even though there are many reasons for book banning, not banning books could help a student’s education and can even work against itself. Banning a book from a school or public library could go against a person’s First Amendment of the freedom of press.
Classic well-known books such as Harry Potter, Slaughterhouse Five, along with many other books have been banned. Books should not be banned from any school or library. People buy books simply because they have been outlawed, children should be exposed to the real life situations that books can offer them, and people should be able to read what they want. These are the reasons that banning books is controversial. People buy books because they have been banned.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Should be Banned From Schools In school are students supposed to learn about bad language and how to treat people poorly?The fiction novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain should be removed from schools. Twain writes about serious topics as a satire so many people do not realize the intensity. The language, alcoholism, violence, lying, and breaking the law are a few reasons for this novel to be banned from schools. Mark Twain writes about many questionable subjects but does so as a satire which makes it slightly more acceptable.
Elie Wiesel’s Night should not be banned from the book list for ninth grade because it is a book that teaches very important lessons despite the fact that it contains violent scenes. The book shows that we should treat people in a good way even if they are not like us. It reveals the horrible consequences of inhumanity, the meaningless suffering and unbearable pain of innocent people. These reasons show that the book is very important for the grown-ups because it deals with fundamental questions about humanity and moral values.
Entertainment such as, tv and radio play a big part in why most people do not independently think for themselves. The bigger reason is the sensitivities towards the “offensive” opinions written in these books that makes people submit to the goverments rules. This makes one either obey the authority and seeing what can happen to the world if they chose to let it stay the same or disobeying authority for change. Very much alike the recent occurrences where some college students have been rejecting the books they were given and are requesting new books and passages that are not offensive for the end result of softening and changing dated learning. On the other hand, there are new rules that are trying to make penitentiary’s “safer”, though adding specific approved “respectable” books for the prisoners to read and taking away their personal input on information.
Unfortunately for Ken Kesey’s classic, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, restricting the novel is potentially the only course of action. While the book displays violence unsuitable for high school curriculums, libraries must continue to include Ken Kesey’s classic novel. Although the novel teaches valuable life lessons about individuality and is mild compared to modern media, high school curriculums should refrain from supplying One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to students because it incorporates profanity and racist slurs, violence, and sexual acts. Violence in literature has been one of the many issues that led to the ban on books and classic novels because it exhibits negative effects on the minds of young readers. The novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest has descriptions of violence so detailed that it could have terrible consequences for young readers.
The document “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” also points out that the law was flexible and could be applied differently based on the situation. When a person was convicted of treason, they were not always executed immediately. Some were inhumanely tortured for more information to see if they were working with others, despite the obvious lack of morality in doing this, it worked. However, on the other hand, the Elizabethan Law did have at least some moral sense to it as people some were spared from torture, and even execution in certain circumstances. When pregnant women were sentenced to death they could be spared for their the lives of their unborn children.
However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power.
She shared her thoughts on this dispute, “If you don 't like the content in a book, don 't read it. If you don 't want your child to read a book, take it away. But you do not have the right to decide “appropriateness” for everyone” (Hopkins
Shatoni Madison February 3.2016 Writing Wednesday 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.
One of the reasons why I chose to write about book banning is because of the book Fahrenheit 451. It has always been one of my favorites and the concept of not being able to gain knowledge from reading amazes me. Something that I have easy access to was completely denied to everyone in that society. I believe that there are arguable reasons as to why books should be banned and why they shouldn't, which is why I wanted to do further research on this topic.
School administrators should not be allowed to ban books because it’s a fundamental right and books teach us the reality of the world. The first censoring happened in 1487 by Pope Innocent VIII. This has been a problem for a long time. Today, people censor books for a lot of things, so it’s hard to write a book within these guidelines.