You can choose to read a book or not to read a book. If a book is offensive to you then don't read it. There are simple solutions to this problem rather than banning the books. Most books are banned because a group of people find it offensive, but why ban a book if only a small group of people don't agree with what it says, that doesn't mean that everyone hates the book. Some books that are banned are banned for ridiculous reasons.
Why are Books Being Banned? There are multiple books around the world being banned. One reason books should not be banned is because books can teach a lesson. Another reason is that every book is written and published for a reason, if the publisher did not think the book was worth something or could have taught something, they would not have taken the time to publish it. Also that books can be encouraging and inspirational.
If someone thinks that they might get triggered by an event that takes place in a book, then maybe they shouldn’t be in an environment like this. I’m not saying that there aren’t tragic events that occur in the books we read such as Things Fall Apart, I’m saying that I don’t believe in censoring or warning people about a book because the world we live in is much crueler than any book. I don’t want my learning experience to be altered. If a person went through a traumatic event in the past it should be on them to notify the professor before the semester starts so that way things can be handled on a more individual and personal level. College is supposed to be challenging, so I believe that it is necessary to read books that will challenge us as a reader, not only by the literary difficulty but by the content being explained.
Books are just that, books, that everyone has the choice to read or not to. Concern is understandable, as parents are still the guardian which is why permission slips to read said banned books will be put into place. Though banned books will not be entirely removed. Removal of one banned book would lead to the removal of all banned books. As almost every book has an opinion that somebody will not agree with.
To ban speech for this reason, i.e.,for the good of the speaker, tends to undermine the basic right to free speech in the first place. If we turn to the local community who were on the wrong end of hate speech we might want to claim that they could be psychologically harmed, but this is more difficult to demonstrate than harm to a person 's legal rights. It seems, therefore, that Mill 's argument does not allow for state intervention in this case. If we base our defense of speech on the harm principle we are going to have very few sanctions imposed on the spoken and written word. It is only when we can show direct harm to rights, which will almost always mean when an attack is made against a specific individual or a small group of persons, that it is legitimate to impose a sanction.
Bradbury understood and conveyed how banning books is to ban individuality, intellectuality, and a culture as a whole. Society needs books to become well rounded and well thought individuals. Banning books will cause society to collapse into a sad grey world like Montag's society in the novel. In an effort to make sure this doesn't happen books should live on and never be at risk to be banned. The loss of books will have society fall into a pit of numbness.
Banned Books are a Form of Censorship Some books are thought of as offensive and inappropriate and are being banned in libraries. Many librarians do not have the funds to keep all books in their libraries; therefore, some people think that the books that are left behind are being censored from the public. Since taxpayers are the people that keep libraries in business, they believe they should get to choose which books are banned and which ones are not. Opposing viewpoints suggest that libraries should keep any offensive books out of libraries without notifying the public. No form of censorship should be allowed in the united States, including the banning of books in libraries, schools, or any other public place.
Books can create portals to different life experiences and encourage reading. A few schools and libraries have challenged the educational value of some books, however, therefore leading them to eventually be prohibited in a particular place. Each reason may be different depending on the book and the location of the exclusions. Books are icons of literature and their value should outshine the occasionally offensive topic. Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum.
The idea of Censorship and book banning is to protect the youth from potentially harmful ideas or thoughts, but some would argue that in doing so it goes against the First Amendment rights. On one side of this argument we have people who disagree that books should be banned.
Private and religious schools operate somewhat differently. The public has less say, and the state government cannot tell a school such as the private Christian school, Republic School, to not ban books. The school board should still think over the arguments for banning books and their flaws. One argument is that “It is difficult to understand how a school board and administration that claims to be Christian… expose children to such immoral and vulgar material” (Source A). This person argues that certain books go against Christian values, so it should be banned, along with any similar book.