The Catcher in the Rye is a book that is an entertaining and compelling novel portraying, to some extent, the typical journey every person goes through in adolescence. It's relatable to many in that stage of life between childhood and adulthood. But is it to explicit and should it be banned or censored from schools? My opinion is that censorship is a little extreme for this book. This novel should not be banned or censored because it is relatable to people in Holden Claufield's age group, it does not use overly explicit language and sexual descriptions for the age group that it targets, my personal experience with books in high school, and it gives teens and older in schools and classes more of wide variety of books than just the expected old literature.
Penalties may also apply to those with plagiarized work, as a disciplinary measure. It is unfortunate that some students may not understand the effects of plagiarism, thus it the duty of teacher to enlighten them in order to enhance their writing skills.
Sometimes it is just fun to see where the critic's academic flight of fancy has taken them. Sometimes, and this is often true, a cigar is just a cigar… Elizabeth Hardwick's (wasn't that Raleigh's wife's name?) article "On Washington Square" can't seem to decide whether it is fish or fowl; the reader has a hard time distinguishing between plot and character summary, New Historicist, Psychoanalytical, Formalist and all other manner of criticism. Nothing, I think was anything shockingly original or eye-opening, leaving me feeling that it was actually more review than actual literary criticism. Hardwick dances from discipline to discipline throughout the course of the article, leaving the reader feeling spun every which way, swinging for a piñata that isn't even there.
Shakespeare Did Not Write the Famous Plays William Shakespeare was the supposed author of many well-known plays. A question many philosophers ask is what evidence is there to confirm or deny that William Shakespeare authored the plays? William Shakespeare did not write the plays because he plagiarized them, more evidence points to Francis Bacon, and he did not have the necessary education to have written them. Shakespeare did not write the plays because he either plagiarized them or did not write them at all. According to Amanda Mabillard” The authorship craze seems to have started in 1857 when American write Delia Salter Bacon published The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded in which she argued that Lord Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare’s plays.”(Mabillard 1) This states that Shakespeare either plagiarized the plays or did not write them at all.
The novel, The Catcher in the Rye, should be studied in schools because it is a realistic take on a teenager’s mind during a traumatic event. Although this novel does contain vulgar language and sexual content that has been frequently challenged in many states by multiple school districts. However, it is a practical story that shows what it is like to overcome obstacles that set you back and should be decided by the views of the school and parents. J.D. Salinger wrote this novel in a different period of time that expresses how he views the world around him.
Controversial responses about the appropriateness of adolescent novels had been defied since the early 1800-1900 in America. Published adolescent books are continuously being challenged by parents, students, and even teachers in concern to the immoral values taught in the academic environment. The early exposure to the nature of sex, racism, death, and poverty marks the concern to many of these prosecutors. However, ironically these concerns fulfill the degree of adolescent maturity. Since young adults are encouraged to reach adulthood, it only makes sense to include these immoral values part as the young adult’s educational aim.
Teachers who plan on presenting their students with The Merchant of Venice should also present them with articles explaining how Jews received their negative stereotype and explain to them that Jews are not as evil as Shylock. The play can still be useful as a high school reading experience only if taught correctly, in a manner that avoids Jews being insulted and non-Jews getting a completely flawed idea about Jews. Although comedic during the 16th century, The Merchant of Venice can no longer be viewed as a comedy in the 21st century due to the diversity of people and general acceptance of their cultures throughout the United States. Without proper instruction from teachers, non-Jewish students may begin to express h... ... middle of paper ... ...ent in their society. In reading Shakespeare, minds of readers are expanded due to his use of Early Modern English and extensive vocabulary.
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).
By this dichotomy, the Literature teachers, to a large extent, pre-occupy their teaching period with the teaching of the stories, the contents and the socio-cultural, economic and religious implications of the prescribed literary texts without placing much emphasis on the language components of the texts (Richard C. Ihejirika vol 3). In the end, some students have been found to have done very well in the Literature exams but perform poorly in English Language. It was, therefore, suggested that the relationship should be explored and exploited in order to enhance effective teaching and learning of Literature and English Language at the secondary school level so that the learners would possess high level of proficiency in the use of English Language, which would ultimately contribute immensely in addressing the seeming poor academic performance at the secondary and tertiary levels of education at (ECESD). The curriculum goals will set up sound, meaningful staff development to improve England Language Learners in writing and literacy. These development days are the foundation for researching, learning about and planning good, solid c... ... middle of paper ... ...play out for these groups, at this juncture the only correct answer is it depends.
I Believe that Huckleberry Finn should be taught and read in high school American literature courses, but only if students are provided with a teacher who can properly analyze and teach in a way that effectively shows this books true purpose as a satire of society. For if this is inefficiently done, the book can most certainly become offensive and crude, and as Wallace adamantly expresses can be "humiliating and insulting to black students" (source A). This book requires a mature audience of readers who must be able to look beyond the seemingly insulting surface. And readers must also understand that the message provided is not meant to have a similar effect as a speech by Martin Luther King. It is instead something more of a magnifying glass that Twain uses to illuminate overall the corruption and hypocrisy that drives society.