Schools cannot beat the entertainment industry at its own game. What they have to offer students is the chance for intellectual freedom, the power to think for themselves…(Ravitch 163). In school, students are always taught to have an open-mind, how can they have an open-mind when they are being censored? Schools only offer boring, bland topics and cause students to lose interest. Students are so highly influenced by the media that if they aren’t hearing about violence, death, sex or lies, then they have the “don’t care” mentality.
For example, if your child wants to read a book that explains why drugs are bad for the human body, why would you stop them? I have learned about sex, drugs, and violence through school and books and that has helped me make decisions about my future. If I didn’t have that I don’t think that I would have made the same decisions! Do you see my point now? When it comes to what children are reading, people only think of the bad things and what the book is about.
114). This type of literature can cause parents to have concern, because there is a lot of racist language involved in the book, and many parents may feel that this may teach their kids that it will be okay to use this type of language everyday. Since some parents may feel that way about the literature, they may want to object and maybe ban the book from the
When the so-called “negative parts” of the books remain, kids gain knowledge of what is and what is not good to do, say, or act. Even though it may seem bad for them, in the long run it’s actually helping them. Books should not be banned from society because they are a way of imagination for children, and a way of life to adults. Opponents say some books should be banned from society, just because they have suggestive content. Religious issues shape ethical and moral viewpoints.
The derogatory term makes it hard to appropriately depict the true meaning of the book to a group of children without raising countless unspoken questions. On the other hand, we have those that believe that the removal of Twain’s vernacular of that time takes away from the contextual essence of the novel leaving the youth “unaware that their people have overcome centuries of oppression”. (Schneider 3) Furthermore, censorship of Huckleberry Finn could depend on many other factors: fear of uneducated or insensitive teachers leading student discussions, school administrators who wish to avoid controversy and discomfort with acknowledging our country's painful history. “It’s true that people might now be offended by the portrayal of Jim, or the use of “nigger”, but times have changed and we don’t portray them that way anymore. You can’t just ignore what happened and people
The teachers also should have stepped in when they saw the fight happening and not just stood there. It teaches us students that we should stand up for kids, and teachers are not always the good person in the situation and there could be favoring. In conclusion, I think that The Chocolate War was a very good book that taught very interesting lessons. It always makes me think twice but saying, “no” to something that I should do. I think the lesson here is to just plain out respect everyone and you will not have any problems.
About Holden Persuasive Essay Jimmy Nguyen Catcher in the Rye is by J.D. Salinger and is being taught in high school English right now, and it should be banned. It is a bad influence to readers that are younger and a lot of those people who are young might read this book because it is fiction. The first reason for banning the book is that it has a strong use of languages and vocabulary. Holden says cruse words alot throughout the book.
Debating the Banning of a Great Novel Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is responsible for the controversy caused by the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This novel has been banned in many high schools across the nation for the foul language applied and the sentiment it brings to those who may relate to it. Yet many are unaware that the purpose of the novel is not to bring about resentment but to appeal the reader to the circumstances in which the characters lived. Some disregard the notice at the beginning of the novel, which contains an explanation for the dialect used. Many choose to find a plot in the novel, although the author clearly states that the novel purposely lacks a plot.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a very important story for every high schooler to read. Although it does a little more then slightly hint at the racism in that time period, it also teaches readers. It shows racism in such a horrible light, that nobody could revert to such a thing. Our past isn’t always the nicest thing to look upon, but it’s still there. The difference is what we do in the future, and this novel teaches us that everyone is equal and shall be treated as
Plagiarism Katrina, I understand your argument about this being common sense but I still have to argue that this is an act of plagiarism. You may have not intended to plagiarize and this act is called unintentional plagiarism. I do not want you to worry because it is better if you know now and learn as you are not the only one who has come across this issue. Plagiarism exists in two forms: intentional and unintentional. Plagiarism is done intentionally when someone copies someone else’s exact words and uses it in their own work without any quotations or citations and claims it to be their original work.