Do Not Censor Knowledge! Essay

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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. Throughout the years, books like, “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Catcher in the Rye” have been ridiculed for the way they are written, and the solution is already there and movie ratings are a step to how books should be determined. Huck Finn is, to this day, treated with malevolence for its extensive use of the “N” word. There is certain indignation for the people trying to censor this book, but the books uses that word to show time period and emphasize character. The novel has much to offer to all readers and should not be threatened with a change that would qualify some of the reverence I have for Mark Twain. J.D. Salinger wrote “The Catcher in the Rye” from the point of view of a high school drop out. The book is often reproached because of the characters brazen personality. The book contains many inappropriate words and some enigmatic scenarios, but they are the truth of what kids go through while growing up. This coming of age novel shouldn’t be victim to this calumny and should be respected for what it has to offer to teenagers. The solution has been discovered and is utilized in the cinematic world of today. They have ratings that they use all of the time, which helps to keep movies of all types to be produced. It is wrong to say someone can’t see something because of age, but it is a step in the right direction and most parents would agree on some age ratings. People should be

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