“Banned from English classes at the Freeport High School in De Funiak Springs, Fla. (1985) because it is "unacceptable" and "obscene. "” (American library Association). There are just so many different cases of teachers getting fired, words needing to be censored, and parents complaining. Clearly, parents or adults do not like other reading The Catcher in the Rye. Here are more examples of parents and student arguing with the book.
"(Macleod, Christine) This means that as Mark Twain’s book received commercial attention, society became discontent with the book and wanted to have it removed from schools. Racial degradation was the basis of the testimonies against Huck Finn. It views like this, however, which is why Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is so controversial, as peoples opinion usually
This matter has grown to be worse because everyone has an opinion. In some cases books were banned from schools because parents believed there kids should not be opened to certain topic in the stories. Another issue is students have been sent home to read books for certain classes that talk about touchy subjects. For example, religion and magic. Parents who don 't approve have tried to ban the books from the school because of the material inside them.
This idea ingrained in The Breakfast Club would have broken the Hayes Code by ridiculing law. The Hayes Code was also broken because the ideas in The Breakfast Club could lower the audience’s moral standards . The defiance of authority and disregard for rules by the protagonists would not have been approved under the Hayes Code. The Breakfast Club also violates the Hays Code through the presentation of illegal drug
Some critics got the wrong message, “...they straightway proceeded to inform the reading public that the book was gratuitously coarse, its humor unnecessarily broad, and its purpose crude and inartistic” (The Atlanta Constitution). They called the language coarse and Huck’s narrative was inappropriate for using the “N” word. The critics thought this way because the Concord Library banned it from its shelves and thought the book was that bad.
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.
Due to the vast censorship of sexual content in entertainment, which causes a lack of knowledge about the subject, children and young adults should be taught about the consequences sex can have on your life if conducted irresponsibly. Several acts of misconduct, including irresponsible sexual behavior, can be found in Catch 22, specifically numerous accounts of prostitution and an account of rape. This irresponsible behavior should be slightly censored, but also used to teach that it is not the correct way to represent yourself. One instance of these immoral actions described in the novel is when Nately, an Air Force pilot, is in Rome and he searches for the prostitute that he loves. When he finds her, the prostitute is described as to have, “climbed five steep flights of stairs to sell herself… none[of the men] wanted her at any price, not even after she had stripped”(Heller 286).
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
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. In the novel, McMurphy attacks the nurse brutally and attempts to kill her,
In other words, Bauerlein believes that these students will enter college hesitant to listen to things they do not want hear and dispel works that require self-reflection or critical thinking (Bauerlein). Consequently, our society will be afraid to confront and grapple America’s abominable history—one of racism, slavery, and dehumanization that treated black people as “inferior, stupid, lazy, ignorant, dishonest, animal-like in the worst possible way, and generally oversexed” (Glave). Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to face literature even if it makes us uncomfortable and even if it results in the loss of a few thin-skinned