Zubair Abedin Block 4 The theme of the story Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury is censorship. They live in the future where books are banned and the people are uneducated. If people have books in there possession then they’re in danger of getting in trouble by the authority. The main character of this book is Guy Montag who is a fireman, but in the future firemen start fires instead of putting them out, they start the fires in places that have books in them. Government should not be able to make personal decisions for society because it disrupts lifestyles and ultimately does not benefit people.
Do Not Censor Knowledge! In the dark ages and during the third Reich of Hitler, free and opinionated speech in the form of books were burnt and destroyed. These books and stories that people put their life and their memories into, are lost forever. In the United States people try to censor books, words, and other things that they think people shouldn’t see or read. People should be able to decide what they want and don’t want to read.
Schools cannot beat the entertainment industry at its own game. What they have to offer students is the chance for intellectual freedom, the power to think for themselves…(Ravitch 163). In school, students are always taught to have an open-mind, how can they have an open-mind when they are being censored? Schools only offer boring, bland topics and cause students to lose interest. Students are so highly influenced by the media that if they aren’t hearing about violence, death, sex or lies, then they have the “don’t care” mentality.
The people in Montag’s society are banned by their government to read anything that has any philosophies or intellectual thought. The people do not want to read books in the first place because books do not give them the immediate interaction response the televisions walls does. They do not want to have to think and use their mind. This is expressed when Mildred is yelling at Montag about how useless books are and she says, “Books aren't people. You read and I look around, but there isn't anybody!” (73).
The literature most likely talks bad about the government. Montag is curious to learn why the government does not want citizens to read. Most people understand that certain literature must contain something that is not appropriate for the common people. Some rebellious people go against the government and try to figure out what these violating books
Although Gossip Girl may be questioned for certain elements within the novel, it should not be banned to everyone. A book that is banned is usually removed from libraries and classrooms because of its content. Books can be challenged or banned for many reasons, such as political, religious, sexual or social content. This would be called censorship, which would inhibit others from seeing certain information. It’s when materials are removed from things we see everyday such as TV, music, books, or the internet, because the content may appear obscene or objectionable.
If we understand why we fear the book and address that fear, then we would not be so quick to ban it. We shouldn't shy away from open discussion and conversation, since it will be the best thing for us in this situation. By taking away from our students the opportunities to see different styles of literature, historical thought and the mistakes from our past, we deny them the right to see the full advantages of freedom of speech and
Banned Books? Not In My Vocabulary! I bet you did not know that a group has tried to change the wording in the classic novel of, “Huckleberry Fin”. There are other books people have banned for silly reasons. In the passage you are about to read I will tell you some reasons why books should not be banned from any libraries.
These will not be tolerated on school environment premises or at any school function within or outside the school. These drugs are: • • • • Marijuana and other illicit drugs Tobacco Alcohol Inhalants 2.2 The Ministry recognises the social, cultural and ceremonial significance of yaqona but will not condone alcohol consumption in the school compound. 3. BACKGROUND 3.1 Introduction Drug and substance abuse is ranked as one of the worst amongst Fiji’s problems as it has detrimental effects on health, our society, the economy and security of the Nation. The National Substance Abuse Advisory Council NSAAC is a statutory body that was established through the National Substance Abuse Advisory Council Act of 1998 to work under the Ministry.