Stowe did in fact bring the issue of slavery to people's attention when Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. Southerners and Northerners both reacted differently as Southerners vehemently denied the claims and Northerners were shocked by the circumstances slaves had to endure. But, Stowe included many racial stereotypes that it hindered her belief of abolishing slavery but instead portrayed African Americans in a negative light. For example, she writes about the ' "pickaninny" black child, dutiful-long suffering servant, and dark-skinned nanny' (Ford 1). Shows called "Tom shows" began to air which further deepened the stereotypes.
Another example is interpreted by Huck when he lies and then swears over a book instead of the Bible, revealing the prevalence of religious hypocrisy in that era. One of the reasons why Twain’s book is not read in many high schools is due to the excessive use of the “n- word”. That word is now considered understandingly offensive but back in the day it was used as common as the word “black”. It was impossible for Mark Twain to predict that his amazing piece of literature would be banned or criticized over a word he wrote with no wrong intention. Nevertheless, he specifically writes at the beginning of the book: “Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot”(Twain, 3).
This truth hiding is also causes society a portrayal of deceitfulness, which can cause problems. Next banning books takes away a person 's First Amendment right; this means that we are not getting our right to speech as listed on the first line of the Bill of Rights. Banning books takes away our Constitutional rights, which every American citizen has. These are just a few of the reasons books banning is a huge national problem. In the article “10 Reasons for Banning Books, and 5 Much Better Reasons Not To”, many more reasons are given.
Then he argues the negative news effects and he believes it is negative forwards to the public. In the last part of the article, the author claims his feelings of negative news and we could know he doesn’t want people to see the more and more negative news reported by the media. The author is very angry about the effects of the negative news, he hopes the general public to read his article and realize the harmful influence of the negative news. Generally, the author doesn’t use any strong facts to support his ideas, so I don’t think the author’s words are effective enough to convince readers. The author wants to explain the harmful effects to the general public by using the logical frame to write, readers can find the two logical examples that the author uses in the article.
In Fahrenheit 451, the truth is dealt with differently as the government has illegalised literature and writing. They propose that literature contains too much emotion and can therefore upset readers or cause controversy. Although the government wants people to be happy, their underlying motive is for the public to be dim-witted, vacuous and institutionalised. Literature contains all the ideas that oppose what they want in their people, such as art, science, religion, philosophy and natural beauty, so they forbid it and employ firemen to burn every book. The government in Fahrenheit 451 does not believe in the aesthetic and creative value of books, but instead that it is a source of material that can
Needless to say, the work has caused much controversy, mainly due to the fact that it has been misread. Hannah Arendt’s ideas are difficult to grasp because she goes beyond the usual treatment of criminals accused of crimes against humanity, especially if they are former members of the Nazi party, and offers a completely different approach to the issue. Many people have claimed that the author expresses some very relevant philosophical points, but that the historical example she uses is simply not the right one for expressing these points. Most critics have shared the opinion that Arendt failed to recognise Eichmann’s true personality and that with claiming that the motives for his deeds were banal rather than monstrous, she failed to acknowledge
In The Grapes Of Wrath, By John Steinbeck, the ending is very controversial in many ways, the most obvious ways though are fundamentally wrong, morally wrong, and just how depressing it is.Since the book came out in 1939, everyone has had a opinion on the ending to John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath. Michael Harmon once said, “The ending can be seen two ways, as a tool for people to recognize the poverty and destruction at that time, or as a way to get more citizens to read the book”. It has a very controversial ending, that Steinbeck thought would name the last nail into the coffin, so to speak, on how bad the dust bowl and moving west really was. Ma and Rose of Sharon look at each other and they agree that Rose of Sharon should use her milk, that she doesn’t need because her baby was stillborn, and feed this old man. Everyone gets out of the barn, and she feeds him.
The book “Catcher in the Rye” written by Jerome David Salinger was a huge success in terms of sales, and also, caused a lot of controversial issues in the literary world. The book was banned from many schools and educational institutions because it brings explicit sexual contents, drug abuse and in many parts of the book it can be analysed as a critic to many religions. It was originally directed for the adult public, but it called attention of teenagers because the book presents many arguing elements about alienation beyond diverse segments on which the main character presents itself as a person who is excluded from the society because he doesn´t have the same thoughts as the civilization does. The main character of the book, Holden Caulfield, is a teenager who was about to flunk in a lot of subjects in school, and then, he decides to leave the institution to go to a lot of different places, causing and getting into some trouble. During the story, the reader discovers a lot of things about the narrator of "The Catcher in the Rye" and his deep thoughts about the world mainly about the society that we live in.
Although it has been considered a classic literature by several readers, the novel still remains in the top list of the banned books. The novel’s profanity, racial content, and its references to rape have provoked many readers to challenge the novel and lead to its removal from school classrooms and libraries. Many readers have disagreed to letting the novel be used in the classroom due to its vulgar language that is evident throughout the book. Expressions such as ‘nigger’ and ‘damn’ are used repeatedly which most find extremely offensive especially to young readers. The fact that the characters in the book are children and are the ones using the profane phrases has left many questioning the novel and not wanting their children to find such expressions as acceptable (Why Was it
Recently a controversial article was published by Nicholas Pell in The Irish Times regarding the alt-right movement, which included glossary of terms, which people found sexist and racist. The Times have defended publishing the article, stating that they feel readers can be challenged to form their own opinions on the matter. Many people stated that by publishing the article, The Irish Times were normalising the hate and racism rhetoric that is espoused by movement members. Many people claim that we are living in a “PC” world, as celebrities, broadcasters and politicians have to be more careful with their words and actions than ever. Though the term “PC” world has gone on to become