Many people regard William Shakespeare as one of the greatest English writers of all time, yet almost all of his plays have been prohibited from most schools. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is also an exceptional composition, but is a hugely challenged book because of its use of the “n” word and its racial insults. Making it a rule that students cannot read these books in class deny them access to one of the best English writers, and one of the best books a person can read. The parents are also to blame. Parents should definitely have a right to say what their children can and cannot read, but they do not have the freedom to say what other children can or cannot read.
There are many appearances of the ‘N’ word and when we were reading in groups, it felt really uncomfortable when the word came up and I didn’t want to offend my classmates. In the story even the good guys have racial slurs. Another reason this book should not be read is because of its poor grammar. Aside from being very uncomfortable to read, it is also very difficult to understand. Reading the book; since you get mixed up in the bad grammar, it becomes very hard to comprehend the story or what is going on in the setting.
Huck Finn Book Trial Opponents of the book are correct to say that, the word “nigger” is used 219 times in the book. However, how do the opponents reconcile this? In The case of MONTEIRO v. THE TEMPE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (1998)- “Words can hurt, particularly racist epithets,” Stephen Reinhardt wrote, “but a necessary component of any education is learning to think critically about offensive ideas. Without this ability, one can do little to respond to them.” Part of learning to think critically about offensive speech is to understand the context in which it is used. In a 3-0 ruling, the 9th U.S.
In the society we live in, we are at a constant battle trying to protect the purity of our youth by trying not to expose them to the vulgarity of the community. We protect our youth by censoring certain ideas of having to read such a great novel like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The perspective of the reader must be that the book is not necessarily a racist account of the past. If that had been the case, chapters would be ripped out of history books and even there, the history books present fact, not necessarily opinion. Huck Finn is only slightly different in that it provides satire, in which the institution of slavery is lashed out at and put down as evil.
Although censorship is needed with issues concerning children, majority of censorship is a violation of our rights because what one person may find offensive and obscene does not necessarily represent that all citizens. The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. The government is working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The overthrow of reading materials is defeat of creative thought.
*CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE* Censorship and Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has been one of the most controversial books in the history of American Literature. It is a book about a white kid escaping his alcoholic father and a black person escaping slavery hoping to see his family again. It has been criticized by many people for the use of certain words. It was banned in many schools and libraries in the past. Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been criticized by many scholars for offending some people.
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.
This gives children the impression that reading is dangerous, because they don’t want to make mistakes and lose the game. For example, when children are given reading assignments, such as reading aloud in class, they are forced to make mistakes in front of their peers, causing children to relate reading with feelings of humiliation. Coincidently, this has a negative effect on the student’s feelings and motives to read. They no longer feel the desire to read, because they have been pressured to overanalyze the text and draw multiple
The parents of these children have read these book and most likely learn things the don't even relies came from the books they do not want the kids to read. banning books is one of the worst things that could be done; moreover, it is unlawful and takes away from learning. In this day and age if the
It's on the top ten list of the most challenged books according to American library association in 2008. Although the book was never banned, but enough parents thought the book should be banned. The kite runner was challenged as appropriate study in 10th grade honors english class at Freedom high school because the novel reveals a sodomy rape in graphic detail and uses vulgar language. In the Jackson County School District after being removed from the required reading list for one class. The school board voted to retain the book in the library by a vote of five to two.