Imagine a book about a couple of good friends hanging out over the summer but with a twist to it, doesn't sound like that bad of a book. But the book Swim the Fly, has still been banned many different times, for many different reasons, but it teaches good lessons to teens, it also talks about different topics teens can relate to. Swim The Fly should be read by teens in school because it teaches the reader to take chances, the value and importance of friendship, and to never give up. Teens should be able to read Swim the Fly, because it teaches the reader to take chances. “ ‘Apparently, her brilliant son Steven broke his leg dirt biking’...’and we need someone to take his place in the butterfly race’ yelled Ms. Luntz ‘Who's gonna swim the fly?’ And it's like some force outside of me suddenly grabs my right arm and thrusts my hand high into the air, and the words tumble out of my mouth before i know what's going on. ‘I’ll do it.” When no one else on the swim team would be the hero, Matt, the smallest and least athletic boy on the team volunteers to swim the hardest race in swimming, only to try and impress the new girl on his team. Swim the Fly teaches the reader to take chances because Matt took a chance to swim the fly, to impress the new attractive girl. Swim The Fly …show more content…
“ I can see the end of the swim lane… I slapped my hand on the tile, finished… ‘ Hey kid come here’ the ref said. I walked over expecting to get picked on about my time, ‘ I think we have a new record here… I've never seen anyone come in first place with this bad of a time before.” (Calame 345). The smallest, least athletic kid on the team, came first in the hardest race, and won the championship for his entire team. And he didn't even think he would finish the race. Teens should be able to Swim The Fly, because it teaches the reader to never give up on anything in life, even if the odds aren't in your
However, this book absolutely should not be banned. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower has depth. It isn’t like the cheesy high school movies you’d see on disney channel, it’s more real. It shows what actual high school is like and addresses real problems that students face. Many of the justifications for the banning were parents saying they didn’t want their kid exposed to the obscenities, but realistically speaking, their kid probably already has been. They will find out from friends or the internet either way, so why not let them read about it and learn? Suicide was also mentioned several times throughout the novel, and was another reason for its discomfort among parents. This is another thing very prominent in high school, and it often goes unspoken of; and as time goes on, middle schoolers will experience this too. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower should not be banned because it is realistic and touching, not to mention an
In conclusion, this book should not be banned. Many readers of this book would agree that this book should be read by teenagers. It shows how far teenagers will go to get drugs, the consequences of drugs, and how life is like once you are hooked onto drugs. This is a book that many teenagers should read before getting involved in any type of substances. This can teach many teens what to do when situations like this arise. They will know the consequences and will know what to expect. How real this book portrays all the events teens can decide not to try anything because in a way they slightly experienced everything with Alice. Overall the book should not be banned and teens should be allowed to read this any where without there being consequences.
The act of banning something is an aggressive measure. However, this being said whether to ban Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has long been debated. While some say that the book is offensive and disrespectful, others claim it to be a valuable learning lesson. Because of its beneficial lessons, its way of shocking the reader, its reputation as being one of the best novels in american history along with other controversial books being allowed in high schools, The Adventure’s of Huckleberry Finn should be read by every High School across the country.
In David Foster Wallace’s graduation speech, This Is Water, he uses logical and emotional appeals to discuss the importance of critical thinking. Wallace uses the term “conscious” to signal critical thinkers, while those who do not think critically are referred to as “unconscious.” Wallace’s main argument is that a person has the choice to think critically and should do so every day. Wallace’s analysis of consciousness and unconsciousness focusses too heavily on the logical and emotional appeals and ignores the possible ethical arguments that support the development of conscious societies, such as activism. In doing so, Wallace favours the self-interested members of the audience and alienates those who favour altruism, limiting the scope of his argument.
There are many books out there that prove to be controversial and are banned from school reading lists. Some are banned because of the use of profane language, sexual innuendo, others because of historical inaccuracy. Yet, some are banned due to the overall meaning of the book and what and how that meaning is conveyed. William Golding 's novel, Lord of the Flies, portrays human beings as being undomesticated, hypocritical, and brutal. The characters, being young boys of no more than 12 years, add innocence to the entire scenario, but that innocence is greatly compromised as the novel progresses.
I am sure almost all of you have either been to or heard of SeaWorld. Today I am going to tell you about what they do to their orcas that they are trying to hide. I chose this topic after watching a documentary called “Blackfish” that goes into the behind the scenes of how SeaWorld treats its animals. I have since done further research online to prepare for this presentation. This is an important topic because you should know what kind of company you are funding and behaviors you are endorsing when you go on your vacations to this destination. Today I am going to persuade you that SeaWorld is corrupt and maltreats its animals, specifically the orcas. First, I will talk about the specific way the orcas are treated and how it affects them
Adolescent literature will always be challenged, as long as there are children in this world. This may be a hot topic to touch debate about whether which books are appropriate to be used in the academic environment. Though, the purpose of these debatable senses is to provide the best and proper education for young adults to maturity. Developing the best literature for young adults requires team work and trials that will improve the value of a text decided among parents, students, and teachers. Again, the selection of these adolescent literatures is to promote maturation that would prepare your kids and my kids for the reality and future situations in their lives.
Alex Wilson is here tonight to speak about how “You Can Have Your Cake, and Eat It Too,” which he cleverly titled his Keynote speech. I have known Alex for quite some time now, and he has been an integral part of my neurology team at the Jacobson Hospital. He will speak about his journey to success in becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon. His passion and desire for wanting to become a doctor started when he was young. His grandfather suffered from a severe head injury one night after falling out of bed, and his grandpa never woke up. However, while Alex was in the hospital, he noticed neurologists coming in and out, trying to help his grandfather. Yet they were unable to save him from the blood swelling in his brain.
It has come to my attention that the book I read, Lord of the Flies by William Golding, has appeared on a number of banned book lists in schools and libraries across the country. Many have also tried to challenge this book, for a number of varying reasons. In this essay, I will talk about what the novel represents, where and why this American classic has been shot down in many schools across the country, and why I believe we should change that.
If I believe that a book is inappropriate then I can chose whether or not to read it. One day if it is to be I can restrict my children from reading, but more than likely won’t depending what is there because restrict them from reading I take away from them their freedom and desire to learn. We should not underestimate our youth, disguise our world, or get rid of the past. High school students shouldn’t be sheltered from what is true or from things that can change our lives. Everyone deserves to astonished by literature. Whether it is in a form of novel, graphic novel, comic book, or a magazine.
My recommendation for this book would be that this book is just a fun read, nothing to serious. But yet it's a book were its easy to relate to were a lot of the situations that happen in the book happen in young teenage life as well. Like for example the desperation to fit in. kids will do most likely anything to be part of "the cool group" hopefully not take some sort of pill that will talk to you in your head. But other things like being pressured into talking drugs. Sneaking out of the house to go to some party and not coming back until the next day at dawn without getting caught. These days we do so much and our parents know so little.
Sexuality, friendship, and the desire to fit in while remaining individual are prominent themes throughout the Fly on the wall. The myriad descriptions of butts and other sexual body parts left me both revolted and intrigued. It’s not every day that a writer chooses to risk the sanctity of their writing and credibility to entertain teenagers. However I found the effort well worth it. At first I was fooled by the girly cover and the simplicity of the text, thinking this book wasn’t for me, but after reading it a first time, I wanted to read it again and again. Even still, the book left be thinking and questioning, constantly challenging my perception of the world. Culminating to form a book that I loved and think everyone should read.
Stepping into February 2010, I was eight-years-old, standing behind lane one of a dimly lit, five lane pool. This race, the 100-yard butterfly, was my final chance to qualify for the Maryland State Championships. For an eight-year-old swimmer, this was a massive achievement. Breathing in the stench of chlorine, I heard the whistle and hopped on the blocks. I wore the biggest, craziest pink goggles and tightened them as I gazed at fourteen-year-olds in lanes beside me. Even though they were feet taller than me, I wasn't intimidated. I knew I would swim well.
Swimming has taken on many forms since that time period some reasons include recreationally, utilitarian, combat, scuba diving, swimming races, marathon swimming, and water polo and diving. Recreational swimming has been around since the Greeks and Romans. Young children often learn to swim in a recreational setting with instructors. The water is an unsafe place for some. Swimming in open water occasionally ends in drowning. Since the nineteenth century, swimmers have turned to a supervised area for a safer environment. When learning to swim in North America, younger kids are usually taught “freestyle” or the crawl, while breaststroke is taught in Europe and Asia (MLA 7th Edition).
... book. Toni Morrison wrote this book to reveal truth not to cover up real life situations. Morrison uses specific points in the book to help the reader understand the characters. When reading this book the reader connects on personal levels with the characters through their experiences. I felt this book gave insight to harsh realities that most people cannot grasp and overall taught many lessons. This novel is a story that many people can relate to because of its personal stories and background information on the characters. In conclusion, I do not belief the book is inappropriate or pornographic. The book should not be banned from schools and venues, however I feel the book may not be the best selection for young readers. People need to be given the opportunity to understand and read about the topics the book covers and should not be hidden from them (Bayles 79).