To Kill a Mockingbird Essay

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Why “To Kill a Mockingbird” Should Not Be Banned Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, is banned from public libraries and schools. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is about a girl Scout and her anti-racist family, who live in Alabama. As her father takes a case, defending a black man of rape. It has been banned for profanity, sex, and racial themes. But these exist in life, and it is good to read about them, especially the racism. Just because it is not pleasant to read, doesn’t mean that we should not read about them. There is a lot to learn about, in To Kill a Mockingbird. It is an accurate description of American history. This book should not be banned because it is a great story to learn from, about injustice and prejudice, and the writing is incredible. The classic, “To Kill a Mocking bird,” by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. In 1961, “To Kill a Mockingbird” won the Pulitzer Prize. Now it has sold more than thirty million copies. In 1991, according to a survey by the Library of Congress, “To Kill a Mockingbird” was second to the Bible, in being cited as making a difference in others’ lives. But now “To Kill a Mockingbird” is banned from public schools and libraries. A banned book is censored by some kind of authority, such as government, library, or school system. If the book has been banned it has been removed from the school and public libraries. Censorship is a restraint of a speech or public communication which is considered to be harmful, sensitive, or objectionable but a government or other controlling body. 1-3 1-4 1-7 “To Kill a Mockingbird” is written beautifully, about growing up in the South and overcoming the horrors of prejudice. This book focuses on the serious issues of rape and racism in the South. It takes place during the great depression .Three

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