Dear Editor: Censorship in public libraries is inconsiderable, unreasonable, and absurd. It must be eliminated from the minds of our town council. If a book is not acceptable for patrons under eighteen, I feel either the patron’s parents or the patron himself should decide so. The town council and the public library have no idea whether a patron is responsible enough to read a book with possible adult themes. Censorship is also ridiculous because most classic novels involve questionable language, or somewhat violent material.
Adolf Hitler did not plan genocide for the Jews but wished instead to move them out of Europe” (Cohen- Almagor, 2008, 216). When Holocaust deniers enter the classroom as educators, students are indoctrinated with false history thus creating a prejudice and bigoted generation who will continue to preach hate. Rather, if students learn about the attempted annihilation of European Jewry, it allows them to appreciate and understand where racism can lead if left unchecked. Without a sensitive and unique Holocaust education, denial might be the only interpretation of history presented to students, thus propagating a hateful and racist society. History’s most extreme example of anti- Semitism, the Holocaust, was the state sponsored bureaucratic systematic persecution and annihilation of
“Fahrenheit 451”, Ray Bradbury’s novel, presents a darker image of what the future could be with an eerily futuristic and glum tone. It is a world where there is no individual thought, and books are seen to cause conflicts. “We burn them to ashes and then burn the ashes. That's our official motto.” The firemen who have a responsibility to protect the people, ironically burn books filled with history and thought. The government caters to people’s material needs, and prevents them from thinking too deeply on matters.
Censorship is strictly review by an authority of any material before publication or dissemination, with legal right to prevent, alter, or delay its appearance. Censorship for authors is that they have to face what people believe that certain of their books contains material that is objectionable on political, moral, or religious grounds and should be banned from classrooms in order to protect their children from exposures to allegedly harmful ideas. Most school boards have responded by physically removing books that are written by some author from school library shelves (“Censorship”). J.K. Rowling is well-known for her book, Harry Potter, which has been censor and banned by school libraries. As a child, Rowling enjoyed reading and writing about fantasy stories to her little sister.
It's message, condemning the horrors of The Great War and war in general, was effective enough that both the book and the film were banned in Germany during the Third Reich. Too see why, one has to look past the more superficial aspects of the story and consider both the messages the author wished to get across, as well as how the director used film techniques to both subtly and blatantly drive them home. The director, Lewis Milestone, uses a fade-to-black fairly regularly. It seems to punctuate things like character death and other dramatic scene transitions. An example of this is the scene where you're only shown a person from the knee down wearing what used to be Kemmerich's boots.
It does have a very rich meaning behind the text that opens a conversation with adolescence about date-rape so, if anything, it should be banned against a younger crowd that wouldn’t understand the entire message the author is trying to portray. There is a difference between banned and challenged books. ALA states that a challenge is an effort to remove our resources and texts based upon the objections of a person or group of people. On the other hand, banning a source is the complete removal of those materials. (American Library Association 1).
Because of the rising conflicts in Europe, the book was burned in Nazi Germany and banned by Spain’s leader, Francisco Franco, during the revolt. Munro Leaf was accused of writing the story with the intention to criticize the fascist revolt. This controversy sparked my interest to figure out why the book caused such a fuss. After all, it was just a children’s picture book, not some literary masterpiece or novel with a clearer message used to attack the views of the fascist movement. I soon remembered studying propaganda in history and how fascists often used it to target children because of how easy they were to
The author is very explicit about his or her stand on Euthanasia as the thesis statement of the author has been mentioned in the first paragraph and the last paragraph. It is stated in the text that the practice of mercy killing due to their illness or a disability is an unnatural thing to do and should not be practiced as no one has the authority or the right to decide who to kill. The author also highlights its use in Germany during the World War two in which the government would decide who would be killed due to their inabilities. The Nazis have their own idea of what a perfect human race is and this is one of their methods for their goal. The problem that was discussed was its hypothetical conclusion that history might repeat itself.
Sue Ahmad AML 2301 Professor Mitchell 21 Oct. 2013 Full of Moral Dilemmas At the beginning of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, right before the explanatory, Mark Twain writes a “notice” that suggests his book is not written to persuade or send a subliminal message of any kind and anyone who interprets it as such will be punished, so to speak. Is this message factual, or is the humor a way to get the audience to view the book as such? The novel contains many moral predicaments at almost every turn. Some would say that’s not the case or the only moral issue is indefinitely racism, but there is much more depth and meaning to why this book became one of the greatest American novels with universal meaning. Some specify the morality of Huckleberry Finn is in the instance of slavery being portrayed, and even claim that it was flawed and misinterpreted to the point where it was a mockery.
Persuasive Paper Colleges strictly ban any type of hazing affiliated with school fraternities because they say it is dangerous, unlawful, and cruel; but are there meaningful lessons behind them or is it just a bunch of students thinking they are a hierarchy. The dictionary states hazing as: To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks; with that definition all we picture in our minds is physical punishment, alcohol abuse, and daunting task created for amusement. Although the choice of joining a fraternity has obligations with hazing, what they consider traditions, an individual has a right to refuse any affiliation towards those activities. Often those tasks are not just for amusement of upper classmen within the fraternity; however; they are traditions that are passed on. These obstacles often test young men for their loyalty to the fraternity.