Historically, novels being persecuted are not a strange happening in human history. A group with an agenda will threaten a novel that undermines their own values and procedures. Book burnings are the most notable of all forms of destroying books. Hitler used it to control the movement of information and thought in Germany under his rule. Works of the Jewish were first to burn, then the works of other foreign authors, and even some of Germany’s own authors, including Noble Peace Prize winning author Thomas Mann. All for a political agenda of controlling the populace, and having students do the burning only added a sense of irony. The effects of the lost knowledge of the loss of these novels prompted a period of stagnation; stud...
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...tudents see the world through others eyes and ears, the will open their minds and learning capabilities to new heights. The High School is a place for finding an identity, and identities are not masked by worry and deceit, but understanding and maturity.
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