Book banning has a huge negative effect on how students live, at school as well as at home. Book censors can only give unreasonable and unjustifiable motives for banning novels to validate their cause. In the end, the actions of the people who ban books create numerous negative effects on minors. Book banning limits student access to great works of literature. 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 novel Gossip Girl by Cecily Von Ziegesar, is just one of many books that have been on the banned or challenged books list in the past. Reasons for banning the book range from its sexual content to offensive language and much more in between. This book has also been banned despite what the first amendment states, because of the real-life situations that are portrayed throughout the novel. However, there could be other solutions instead of banning the book. Although Gossip Girl may be questioned for certain elements within the novel, it should not be banned to everyone.
I respectfully disagree. I don’t think that is drastic enough. I believe the book should be completely banned from all US public institutions of learning. Reasoning behind this statement includes the offences taken from the book, the legacy of America, and the fact that the book is boring. Numerous complains across the country have arisen from the book “Huck Finn” ever since it was published.
The overthrow of reading materials is defeat of creative thought. Books and periodicals are not the only ones being suppressed by pressures to the political and social systems. They are also being brought against the educational system, films, radio, television, and against the graphic and theatre arts. However or whenever these attacks occur, they usually fall at least one of the following categories: religion, war & peace (violence), sociology & race, language, drugs, sex, inappropriate adolescent behavior The word censorship probably would not exist today if all citizens agreed upon all things. This however is not possible for we are all unique individuals and have our own likes and dislikes.
The book should not be read to high school students, one reason being that it has too many racial slurs. People today get offended easily; especially the American people, they will try to sew anybody for anything, and this book will definitely trigger those emotions. The storyline takes place in the 19th century, so there were no limitations on racism like we have now. There was discrimination of the black community like slavery, lynching, unfair imprisonment, and many other ways. 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.
Additionally, cloning is found politically wrong too. George W. Bush banned cloning during his presidency. This was because he agreed that cloning was killing potential babies. Later on, congress lifted this this law, but there was still limits put on cloning. This is because they do not want there to be too many tests run on cloning because it is unnecessary and
Seriously the unnecessary use of those words to an extensive amount, I could almost guarantee you that there was a swear word on every page. Another point is the sexual content in this book I find is extremely inappropriate for our age group. I may not of had to read it out loud but I was defiantly not fair to the students uncomfortable with it, I can n barley see people kiss without feeling like I’m invading their privacy. So all in all I did not appreciate those scenes and would recommend not be in our reading criteria. This book is actually banned from some schools in the United States.
Visualize a world where books and unique thoughts are forbidden and or heavily restricted as the government attempts to keep individuals from thinking for themselves. While most would dismiss this situation as impossible, in Ray Bradbury’s famous novel Fahrenheit 451, this “unfathomable” dystopian is considered normal, every day life. Although the content and description of the futuristic story make the novel moving, the amazing use of symbolism throughout the chronicle is what truly gives the book its profound significance. Bradbury warns his audience what may happen if novels and society’s ability to be inimitable are ripped away by incorporating the symbols of Guy Montag’s rebirth in the river, how replacing Mildred’s blood did not revitalize her soul, and the sieve and the sand to gaining and retaining facts and knowledge. One event that occurs during times of traumatic change is the renaissance or rebirth of an individual.
Fahrenheit 451 (Censorship) Why do a variety of U.S. school boards ban the novel “Fahrenheit 451” when it is in violation of the first amendment? Book censorship is no stranger to the U.S., a place where free speech is considered to be very strong. The novel “Fahrenheit 451” is censored in cities and towns all over the country for a multitude of reasons such as religion, or simply because parents and teachers do not agree with the content of the book. However, the first amendment tells the government to keep its “hands off” our religion, our ideas, and our ability to express ourselves. I believe school boards should not restrict the availability of “Fahrenheit 451” or any book to its students simply because they only disagree with the ideas or content of the book.
K. V. ENG 101 3/31/14 To Ban or Not to Ban In Dennis Baron’s, Don’t make English Official- Ban it Instead he is insisting that instead of making English the official language of the United States, we should just get rid of it altogether. In his small article he manages to whip up six small arguments to convince the readers of his ludicrous proposal. Rather than actually convincing the readers, his points are unclear, sometimes confusing and unsatisfying. In the end he doesn’t actually set up a solution for his readers, and leaves them with the whole “so what was the point,” feeling. Through his poor perspectives and unfocused essay, I am far from convinced that English should not be the official language but banned.