Flowers For Algernon Literary Banning Analysis

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Flowers for Algernon Literary Banning Analysis Offensive material is found in our everyday lives. No matter where look, it is bound to be there. Though, it is how we comprehend the offensiveness of the material that raises it up for controversy. Such controversy leads to questions as to whether or not this material is appropriate for its viewers. Thus, the material can be banned or restricted under specific situations based on public demand or authority. But, is this demand justified? One controversy in particular is the issue on whether Daniel Keyes's novel Flowers for Algernon should be banned because of its content which could be considered offensive and inappropriate for its readers in the school curriculum. The book contains a mentally challenged man, Charlie, who is doing his best to fix his mental illness. On his path to rehabilitation, the novel contains explicit content which may be dangerous to teenagers. The book contains aggressive sexual content and offensive material insulting Charlie's handicap which can be very offensive and inappropriate for teenagers learning it in schools. Although the book contains a compelling story in which a man tries to reach the normal standpoint of society, its overall explicit content keeps it from reaching its full potential. The overall novel tells the story of a mentally disabled man who is discriminated against. Throughout the course of the novel he has violent sexual behavior that eventually leads to his self-destruction. Though Daniel Keyes establishes a gripping storyline in Flowers for Algernon, the book's overall explicit content give it no literary merit or educational value to be taught in high school curriculum. Therefore, it should be strictly limited to libraries or book stores, being banned from public school facilities all together. Daniel Keyes expresses his story, Flowers for Algernon, in a way in

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