Oscar Wilde once said, “The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.” In the essa “Don’t Ban Books, Assign Them!,” Julia Omanovic says that there are lots of books that are banned in America. Many parents are strict about some books that are very violent. A lot of high school professors agree with parents these books aren't good for students. First, Omanovic states that teachers only have time to teach the classics in high school. Then, she says that teachers believe they portray such horrific behaviors that are immoral.
Each book that is banned or censored is done so for the content within the pages because many of these books contain sexually explicit situations along with many other topics that should be censored for certain age groups. (“Banned Books: Reasons for Banning Books) Some of these books promote excessive drug use or violence and puts children at
Early in the story, he discovers he has depression and cannot eat. He describes his failure to eat as a man in his stomach tugging on a rope that does not allow him to absorb his food properly and soon needs to throw it out. His family helps him with his problems which shows their love and care for Craig. Love also is shown in the book with Craig and Noelle, one of the patients he meets. Noelle was checked into the mental hospital because she scarred her own face.
Our main character in this book is 17 years old Conrad Keith Jarrett. Book begins in the moment, when he wakes up on the first school day after his return home. The main event happened approximately a year before the beginning of the book. Conrad’s older brother Jordan “Buck” Jarrett drowned in lake during sailing with his brother. Later in the book, Con has flashbacks to his dark moments.
Due to these traumatic incidents, both young men continue behave in ways that cause them more grief later in their stories. These series of actions result in alienation from friends and family. Holden and Charlie go through several trials and obstacles due to the lack of a nurturing, safe and supportive environment during the time of posttraumatic healing. A key part of Holden and Charlie's character involves their reaction to death of a loved one Holden faces the loss of his brother Allie, and Charlie faces the loss of his Aunt Helen. The two characters also deal with the deaths of their family members in very different ways.
For others, it may simply be a fascination with the outbreak of paranoia that suffuses the play—the blind panic that, in our age, often seems to sit at the dim edges of consciousness. Certainly its political implications are the central issue for many people;the Salem interrogations turn out to be eerily exact models of those yet to come in Stalin's Russia, Pinochet's Chile, Mao's China, and other regimes.” (pp 5-6) This quote talks about the many different ways people think of the book to be. Some people believe it is a testimony of children accusing adults of sexual abuse, some think it may be a fascination with the outbreak of paranoia that gradually
A student’s mindset comes from negative labeling from parents or teachers, or stereotypes based on race and class. Even though students get fixed mindsets from many ways, parents will be a major factor, parents always gives their children negative labeling which causes them to have peer pressure. In the nonfictional article, “The Case of the Purloined Paper”, written by Brigid Schulte, she
To Whom It May Concern: Do you want your children and students getting an extra dosage of vulgar language, sexually rated scenarios, and issues that are awful enough to cause depression? In the book The Catcher in the Rye all of these issues are present. Everything from filthy language written on walls, to the purchase of a prostitute, all of this is present in this novel. This book is not helping solve the issues that teenagers are facing in these days. That is why it should be banned from schools across the country.
This book is challenging in understanding its meaning and actually reading the literature. People trying to argue for New South Editors/Publishers most often bring up the point that some children are not mature enough to handle reading “the N-word” and the conversation that comes along with it. Because it can be so challenging to understand you are most likely not offered this book until about high school, and by the time you are fourteen I do believe you could handle reading “the N-word”. I also understand that some kids do mature faster or slower than others but if you are smart and responsible enough to handle high school you can handle the uncomfortable conversation that comes along with it. Timothy Say said, “…it’s naïve to believe that anyone who is old enough to read Huckleberry Finn would not know the racial epithet or why it is offensive” (Say).