To Ban or to Read? Should the book The Hunger Games be on the banned books list? Before answering this question it is important to understand, or have a brief description of the book. This book takes place in an unspecified future time. The story follows a sixteen-year-old girl who belongs to district twelve’s life as she volunteers for her sister to participate in the Hunger Games. The male participating in the games soon develop a crush on Katniss. The purpose of the Hunger games is to remind each district that the Capitol has complete control over every district, also for remembrance of the failed rebellion of the current competitors ancestors. During the Hunger Games the end goal is to have one winner at the extent that everyone else is killed off. However, at the end of the book there are two winners, Katniss and Peeta refuse to kill each other leaving the capitol to end the games with two winners because they threatened to kill each other at the same time, leaving no winner. After hearing a brief description of the story you might think that there aren’t many good things about they story. However, this is false, there are many good things in this book that makes it a good read. First being that it is a very intriguing book. This is good for teenage readers because often times they don’t willingly want to read, and this story will force the teenage or any reader to continue the book and continue reading the series. Secondly, this is a “good” book because it has a good balance of violence. This is a good thing because it provides readers with an exciting read. We hear and even see violence in our everyday life and I believe that it is something teenagers should be exposed to. This book gives children an insig... ... middle of paper ... ...ves to be on the banned books list because of its level of violence. One that wants this book off the banned books list could say that violence is everywhere, why should one book be banned for showing something that is everywhere in todays society. I think this book shows a good concept of war. It could open ones mind to the idea of war and how one is forced to fight for themself and even their country. In the book they fight for themself and their district but relating it to the readers life he or she can think of it as fighting for themselves and their country. Which I believe is a good concept for young teenagers to be exposed to. I think this book should be off the banned books list because there are many reasons The Hunger Games can be considered a “good” book, it portrays many good themes throughout the novel and it can be translated into modern day war.
The book is laced with emotionally and erotically boosted encounters. A person who would enjoy reading about vampires, the urge to keep reading comes within the first few chapters; in this story early as chapter three. The novel is a new vampire paradigm that casts a steady eye on racism, sexism, poverty, and ignorance. Relationships in this story, as loving and loyal as they are yet, are very different. There is no moral questioning at all, but this total acceptance of paedophilia is not only seen in those having sex with children, also by every single other character. Even though being black brought Shori some str...
With the thought that someone can be hurt by reading a book, people will try to challenge and ban them. To ban a book is to have it restricted from a certain age or audience. Banning and challenging books is trying to keep a certain book away from an audience due to sexual content, going against religious beliefs, language and vulgarity, violence, drugs, self-harm, racism, occult/satanic views, promoting gangs, and going against community standards. An argument from someone who believes books should not be banned is that it is important for the age group to learn about certain content and material as they grow up. Due to controversial content, the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald should be banned.
Psychologists usually agree that the teenage years are among the most difficult periods in one’s life. Most teens are trying to figure who they are, what they believe, and how they fit into the world around them. Beginning in the late 1970’s, a whole genre of fiction, referred to as coming-of- age literature, emerged and serves, at least for many teens, as believable presentations of young people learning to navigate the difficulties of their lives, often fraught with feelings of rejection, seemingly unresolvable personal turmoil, social problems, school and family issues, etc. Indeed one value of reading is to see and better understand some aspects of ourselves through studying others. The reading of SPEAK, a somewhat controversial book because of its subject matter – rape--, is a worthwhile endeavor in any middle school classroom and offers many valuable life lessons to young teens.
One of the main reasons as to why the book has been banned is due to the nature of the book itself. Set during World War I it contains situations that are deemed grim and bleak by some. One of the most prominent examples of such accusations is when Lieutenant Henry is taken away with other officers who are then sent to be executed. Henry states, “I did
Again I think the book should not be banned because it has good reasons on why it should be banned but the parents and the other challengers haven’t provide efficient enough evidence in my opinion. The evidence I provided could easily overturn the ruling of the book being banned because yes there’s violence in the book but it’s the way the parents see the violence and the children might see it a different way. This book is teaching a lesson to the reader to never give up and show bravery like Katniss in the book. The violence exposed in this book should mature your children and as a parent to know that there’s more violence in the real world then in this fictional violence.
Why is the hunger games book series banned in some school districts? So the books, even be banned. The hunger games series is about two teen Defeat the strong capital rules, by falling in love with each other and deciding not to kill each other forcing the game makers of the capitol to change the rules of the game and let cattness and Petta live, (main charters). But Now in catching fire the story changes a bit. The teens need to battle again. With the capitol ,people and love. There are a lot of the graphic parts in the story, but I believe that any 9th grader should be able to handle it.
In conclusion, I believe this book should not be banned. With the book being violent, sexually explicit, and having offensive language; that is not the point of this book. The point is to entertain with a story, not to teach you content or to offend you. I believe some people are just too sensitive to these kind of things and just want attention. Does banning this book
This book was amazing. It discussed one of the most common problem or disadvantage faced in the present. Each characters is real. They represent those in the world that learn an essential human attritube and have the power to overcome any tough moment in life. We expect the characters to rise above expectations and no one should be disappointed in the end. A real coming-of-age story in which both protagonists learn the value of life.
As you can now see “To Kill A Mockingbird” should not be be banned because it tells an important fictional story about America's past. This book does contain rape, violence, and foul language. The author is keeping true to the time period. Also these kind of things are seen in the world on a daily basis. Us children should not be sheltered from these kind of serious
Banning books from public schools and public libraries is wrong. It’s irrational to have a parent or school board member’s opinion determine what a school district should be reading. Books including and not limited to, The Scarlet Letter, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Lord of the Flies, and Animal Farm all have one thing in common. They have all at one time or another been subject to banishment. These literary classics have been around for a long time and proved to be vital to the education of many, especially children and adolescents. These novels teach values and educate children about world affairs that can not come from an everyday experience. These controversial novels encompass the materials that ultimately boost our educational wealth. Banning books infringe
...hing I want to report about this book is youth education. The school environment the author present is shocked to me: too many groups and “combat” among them, just as Greg said” how it is possible to exist in a place that socks so bad”! In addition, I don’t think it is a good way for youth that parents are involved too much in teenagers’ world. Just like Greg’s mother forces him to do things that Greg is not willing to do, even eavesdrops on Greg and Rachel outside the door. Also, there is a lot of dirty talking in this book, which I think it is bad for the growth of teenagers.
"There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance" (Walt Whitman). In the novel The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss is a young girl from District 12, who lives in a society which finds great entertainment in the organized killing of children. These bloodbaths are constructed by the Capitol into an event known as the Hunger Games. In the Hunger Games, kids are thrown into a huge arena and forced to fight to the death. Katniss`s younger sister Prim is chosen to participate in the Hunger Games but Katniss volunteers to take her place as tribute. Over the course of the Hunger Games and the events that proceed it, Katniss changes from being impulsive and feeling impotent into a rational revolutionist, who quietly defies the capitol and takes a stand for what is right.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee has been challenged/banned countless times since it’s original publication in 1960. The reasoning people could have behind banning it is that they feel that the racism, language and subject matter in the book is offensive, inappropriate, immoral and that it encourages and condones such things. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama, during the depression from 1935-1937, and is told from the perspective of a little girl named Scout. In the book Scout’s father Atticus teaches her and her brother Jem many valuable lessons. The things Atticus teaches Scout and Jem are things we all need to know. To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspirational book that teaches valuable moral values, and should not be banned.
As a culture, again with religious fundamentalist and perhaps politically-correct feminist exceptions, we pretty much take these literary forms for granted in terms of their violent and seemingly antisocial content. Parents lovingly read their children to sleep with images of forced drudgery, painful mutilations, and vengeful retribution. Teachers and preachers alike use these quasi-historical and metaphorical tales of aggression and hostility to inspire and enlighten. Little thought, if any, is given to the possibility that we are putting dangerous ideas into the heads of our youth that will result in violent displays of antisocial mayhem. And, in fact, there seems to be little evidence that this true. For the most part, our children seem to have a healthy relationship to these stories in which the violence and sexuality does tend to help th...
Should Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire be banned or challenged? Harry potter is a fantasy novel with about three young wizards making their way through the Wizarding School called Hogwarts and they face many challenges along the way but they always end up on top. So no Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire should not be banned and should be allowed in schools.