Banned Books are books that are prohibited by law or to which free access is not permitted by other means. Banning books is against the writers right for freedom of speech, which is the first amendment. Students have the right to read, reading is not illegal, so why ban books? If a reader is mature enough to handle some curse words or bad behavior then they should be able to read banned books. Some people believe books should not be banned in schools/libraries but just because you do not like it does not mean it should be taken away, that is the authors freedom of speech.
A fictional teacher whose name I am not at liberty to disclose has been recorded as making the following comment, “I realize that Night is a powerful, well-written book but I would not use it in class. I would prefer to have students read a more uplifting piece of Holocaust literature, such as The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank or Lois Lowry’s Number the Stars.” I will attempt to refrain from insulting this teacher’s teaching style because I have tremendous respect for all teachers, but these comments cannot be allowed to remain unchecked. I do not support this teaching style. By omitting Night from classroom activities while learning about the Holocaust and literature that has been created from it, this teacher is doing a large disservice to his/her students. To read a more uplifting book is not in itself an inherently bad idea, but to do so purely because teachers believe that Night is a dark book that presents the darker side of humanity at its most real point is to ignore the evil, and cover up the parts of the Holocaust that they don’t like.
Why is To Kill a Mockingbird banned? Many people have come to realize that the award winning To Kill a Mockingbird was banned and challenged countless times. Although there are several offensive scenes in the book, very many people are outraged that their child cannot read this award winning novel. The question is, why is this novel banned? By examining the profanity, racial content, and references to rape, it’s deemed inappropriate for teens to read and is banned from several school libraries and lessons in school.
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. This book should not be banned even though it portrays so many violent moments because it shows us the horrible reality of racial prejudice and discrimination.
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
The only way to end racism is to exploit all of it and learn from it. This book is the best way to show that not all black people are thugs and that not all white people are rednecks. That is why I think that this book should be taught in schools and that at the very minimum that they teach the clean version. Preferably I would teach the old version to teach that racism is not born but picked up. The best way to end it is to start them out by saying that these words are bad and that you should not use these words outside of the book.
Students should be allowed to read George Orwell’s 1984 in school. Although the book displays the distrust of the government, radical communism, anti-socialism, explicit sexual content, physical and psychological torture this doesn’t take away from that the book is conveying a message, that people should have free will in the battle against a suppresser because the book conveys the will of someone that doesn’t give up till the end to try and find out the “truth”. The book however shows that people shouldn’t give up to become a drone of a suspicious government, and to seek out the truth behind the façade, and that people aren’t what they really seem to be. Rebellion, the act or process of resisting authority, control or convention. In 1984, the definition of Rebellion is spread throughout the pages.
Persuasive Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird The book To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young girl named Scout who goes through many stressful events with her older brother, Jem, and father, Atticus. Scout and her family are threatened by a very creepy man known as Bob Ewell. Bob is the father of nineteen year old Mayella Ewell, who was supposedly raped by a black man named Tom Robinson. There is a trial held to determine if Tom is guilty of raping young Miss Mayella. While many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird find their power in cowardly clinging to the beliefs of a group, the novel ultimately illustrates that one individual who acts with integrity possesses greater power.
Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum. If you really want a book not to be read by an adolescent, banning the book will often have an opposite effect. Although it contains sensitive topics and harsh language, The Secret Life of Bees should not be banned in high schools because students are not only mature enough to handle these issues but should, in fact, be exposed to them in an educational environment to help in the development of their maturing minds. Being exposed to course language at too early an age can often have negative effects on adolescent development. Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it?
This is important because students shouldn’t have to listen to such graphic topics being taught in school. They should be protected from these violent topics; especially in a school environment. Although it is a very arguable topic to discuss in the classroom, students should still know the deep history of the Holocaust. Students should know why WWII happened, who caused it, and what happened during the Holocaust. “It is a big part of history that just can’t be ignored and it will never go