Why Should Catcher In The Rye Be Banned

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Why Catcher in the Rye Should be Banned Catcher in the Rye should not be included in the English department curriculum at North Quincy High. In Catcher in The Rye the main protagonist Holden Caulfield is portrayed as an emotionally unstable high school student who has been kicked out multiple schools for his behavior and poor grades. This book has already been banned in multiple schools for its use of inappropriate language, sexual implications, and Holden being an unfit model for adolescent readers, and for these reasons it should also be banned from our curriculum. Throughout Catcher in the Rye there were multiple instances in which inappropriate languages was used from various characters and Holden himself. Profanity was used from Goddamn to F*** ***. But this shouldn’t be the only reason that the book should be banned. Other books such as To Kill a Mockingbird and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn also use profanity, inappropriate, and sensitive language, but the books are arguably great books from its time and are a great learning tool, teaching about the relationship between the Blacks and Whites. The book also has …show more content…

Like a lot of other books in our curriculum Catcher in the Rye teaches a moral lesson. Throughout the novel it depicts Holden and his struggles society and how he copes with it. The novel’s possible theme is that one should not conform to societal norms and to just be yourself. Holden dislikes people that conform to the norms of society and constantly calls them phony. In conclusion, the novel Catcher in the Rye should be banned because of its inappropriate and sexual topics. It should also be banned because Holden is fit to be a role model in the highschool environment and can possibly influence them in the wrong way. The novel does have characteristics to be fit for our curriculum but the moral it teaches are weak compared to that of other

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