Wallace also feels that Twain chooses terrible role models for young readers because Jim has a negative self image and Huck is a runaway kid with bad morals (Wallace). Readers usually look up to the main character or hero of a novel, so this could be another reason for the book’s banishment from schools. Both of Wallace’s arguments are valid and should be considered in the decision to teach this novel to students. However, there is much value in teaching the next generation about the poor treatme... ... middle of paper ... ...Twain 155).
Do we want our future Americans to be comprehending and analyzing, thus learning these negative quibbles? We read books for enjoyment; for a happy ending. This is essential for us freshman in high school as we are transitioning to a new lifestyle. There is more stress on us than ever before and reading a book such as, “Feed,” would undermine this horribly. If we are to remain happy and positive, we must be happy psychologically and read positive books as doing the opposite would be the antithesis of remaining happy.
Famous author Stephen King said in his book On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft that “ Every book you pick up has its life lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (King 145), but unfortunately not everyone agrees. In today's world, people are becoming more and more easily offended by simple things like the subjects in classic literature, for example To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and are even trying to ban it in a classroom setting. However, To Kill a Mockingbird should continue to be taught in schools because it positively affects society by changing the way people think about the world, through a very historically accurate setting, and by teaching its readers valuable lessons. By providing a precise example of the times it is set in, To Kill a Mockingbird effects the readers opinions on today's society making them think of ways to better it. For example, in the novel, Lee describes what life in Maycomb, a southern town in Alabama, was like during the 1930's: “ a day was twenty-four hours long but seemed longer.
This novel by author Mark Twain is one of the most controversial books in the United States. Huck Finn should not be removed from high school curriculums for mature students. Twain’s writing not only exposes the vices of 19th century Southern society and teaches about topics that spark debates, it also opens students’ eyes to social issues that are still problems in today’s society. Mature students should be exposed to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the classroom setting.
It is used to surpress ideas and images that the government this is unfit for the public to see. The book is targeted to people in the adolensce stage in life. Speaking from personal experience, students appreciate more than anything when they can read a story in their English class that can relate to them even if it is only a little. Holden goes through a phase in the book that basically every person in his age range goes through, and that is finding himself and figuring out what he wants to do with his life. Holden also resembles that adolescent rebellion that a person goes through at some point in that age range, which makes it ... ... middle of paper ... ...That is the worst word in the entire book besides repetitive word Holden likes to say.
Obviously, they already pass the age of reading fairy tales and day dreaming. Unfortunately, racism, violence, and sexuality happen in real life and society, and teenagers would learn them eventually from other ways such as internet, friends, or relatives. It would be better if those banned books could teach them a little about real life before they actually touch racism, violence, and sexuality. Furthermore, the damage we image to our children is not as much as that we believe. For example, Kurt Vonnegut is one of America’s best-loved novelists, but his novel Slaughterhouse-Five was banned and even burned by a school in Drake, because its characters speak coarsely (Vonnegut... ... middle of paper ... ...ut show no respect.
Page 24). Many parents think students may grow up thinking this negative behavior is acceptable parenting protocol. Speaking from a teenage perspective, these accusations seem unjust and unreasonable. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a great Novel and an instrumental teacher in American Literature. Twain’s book accurately depicts the more liberal time period of the day.
People usually mistaken Graphic novels and Comics to be the same, but the truth is they are different. Graphic novels are mediums with sequential arts to tell stories. Today, Graphic novels are used in many ways to enhance and improve the development of education for student. The issue is that we still approach graphic novels with caution, as their content has often been seen as controversial and somehow damaging literacy. Some teachers and librarian do endorse the use of graphic novels but they sometime encounter colleagues who feels that this isn’t right because their content has often been seen as controversial and somehow undermining literacy.
If teachers do not teach their students the origin of such stereotypes, then they are developing ignorant students who will forever believe that Jews are incarnations of the devil. Considering the Jewish Stereotype that is supported and developed in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, the play is, indeed, still useful as a high school reading experience because, due to its sensitive topics, assists in eliminating innocence and creates a more discerning eye for world issues in students.
Secondly, the teacher needs to have a deep understanding of the content they are presenting so that it can be presented in the best possible way that will promote positive discussions. Last, the school should stand behind any teacher that is willing to take on such controversial topics and help that teacher build a positive base for such literary exploration. We cannot change history instead we must embrace it and learn from it. Removing controversial novels from the curriculum that depict realism limits that student and their ability to learn from the past. The discussions that the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn promote will create valuable life lessons that almost any student can relate to and will likely leave an impression that will last a lifetime.