Although Gossip Girl may be questioned for certain elements within the novel, it should not be banned to everyone. A book that is banned is usually removed from libraries and classrooms because of its content. Books can be challenged or banned for many reasons, such as political, religious, sexual or social content. This would be called censorship, which would inhibit others from seeing certain information. It’s when materials are removed from things we see everyday such as TV, music, books, or the internet, because the content may appear obscene or objectionable.
The first and obvious reason is that the book takes place in a pro-communist setting. The book may have been trying to prove a point, but it was still enough to offend many. The book is also sexually explicit, so it is easy to see why parents may want to “protect” their children from the idea of sex and that it should not be thought of in the way George Orwell writes about it. The most interesting reason for the ban of 1984 was the fact that it reminded people of what is like in the United States today. It has made people uncomfortable to think that what is being described in this chilling novel reminds them of what they see outside their own windows, with the fact that humans are constantly on watch and there is practically no way to keep anything hidden.
And besides, this is the sort of reaction you would most likely get from a guy when he is deprived of any female contact within a school environment. I say that this book should not be banned. Yes there is violence but we are used to it already. It seems immoral but people are allowed to have their own opinions. There may be a large amount of inappropriate language but we have heard it already.
“Accepting the reality of our sinfulness means accepting our authentic self. Judas could not face his shadow; Peter could. The latter befriended the impostor within; the former raged against him.” (Brennan Manning). If someone cannot handle how society used to be in Huck Finn’s time, then they should not read the book instead of ruining it for the rest of the public. People like to criticize work that tells of historical events and does not provide authentic details, so Mark Twain would have been doing this novel an injustice by not including the N word in his book.
She concluded Brigit might not have done the tests accurately because of the previous reading. Instead of addressing this issue she decided to avoid the confrontation and shoulder the responsibility of retesting everyone. In my opinion passive communication, although avoid confrontation is not effective because Brigit is left unaware she completed the tests inaccurately. This is an injustice to her and the students because she will continue to make this mistake unknowingly. The more effective way to handle this in my opinion would be to ask Brigit to demonstrate how to complete the test and show her what she is doing incorrectly.
Beatty tells Montag that with “a bigger market there is less controversy” however some of the authors were full of “evil thoughts” and they created and wrote content and compositions that were derogatory to many ethnicities and religions which caused dispute and arguments among many minorities. So the books stopped selling and books were banned- they “were dishwater”- so censoring books and tv programs was to ensure equality among people. By eliminating information and keeping people docile and passive with meaningless
People should be able to decide what they want and don’t want to read. Throughout the years, books like, “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Catcher in the Rye” have been ridiculed for the way they are written, and the solution is already there and movie ratings are a step to how books should be determined. Huck Finn is, to this day, treated with malevolence for its extensive use of the “N” word. There is certain indignation for the people trying to censor this book, but the books uses that word to show time period and emphasize character. The novel has much to
Banned Books? Not In My Vocabulary! I bet you did not know that a group has tried to change the wording in the classic novel of, “Huckleberry Fin”. There are other books people have banned for silly reasons. In the passage you are about to read I will tell you some reasons why books should not be banned from any libraries.
Much of that history is painful. Indeed, it is to avoid confronting the pain of that history that black parents sometimes mobilize to ban the novel. Pushing history aside, however, is no solution to the larger challenge of dealing with its legacy. Neither is placing the task of dealing with it on one book. Therefore, to say “ignorance is bliss” would be a seditious act against the educational system in
When it comes to what children are reading, people only think of the bad things and what the book is about. They don’t look at how it could possibly benefit them! I think that students should be able to read books that appeal to their beliefs and culture. It could help them learn more about themselves and their religion; they can’t do that if those books are banned from school libraries and bookstores! Book banning has been going on for the past two thousand years but people still read those books!