Banned books are books to which free access is not allowed. The practice of banning books is a method of book censorship, and often has political, religious or moral motivations. Catching fire the second book in the hunger games trilogy. The book is banned and I believe that is shouldn’t be banned. The reasons are it has excessive violence, causes nightmares in children, and some believe is anti-ethnic. I think Catching fire shouldn’t be banned because the book teaches a lesson to never give up. But high school students should be able to read the book because it’s very influential on young readers and gives readers that feeling that giving up is not an option and to keep pushing on. There are many reasons that violence is one of the reasons that the book has been banned. “He determined to strand me outside district 12 until he can apprehend to arrest me? Drag me to the square to be locked in a stockade or whipped or hanged?” (Collins 151). This isn’t really a strong bloody gory violence that would cause a student to get sick in class it’s a basic violence that you would see in any other book that involves killing and fighting. And by exposing this type of violence to children it will raise their maturity level and have the children comprehend that there is violence around them in the world and they’re going to have to learn to deal with it. 56% of the book is challenged by parents and only 13% by libraries. This tells the reader that parents have a more difficult time with the book so you ask yourself is it more of the parents why they see the book? Or is it their child’s way they see the book? both child and parents are going to see the book differently so children may like the violence in the book but the parents may say th... ... middle of paper ... ... anti-war tones” (notecard #3 page 1 source #3 ) this shows that parents argue and complain about the book more than what the students do as they repeat why they think the book should be banned. 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.
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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
The novel the outsiders should be banned because it has violence things that happens in the novel. “But dally, heaters kill people’’,kill em with switchblades to, dontcha?” This quote states that the characters in the book are really dangerous. All this violence should not be told to kids,teens.
It used the characters to express different perspectives on the same issue. Ultimately it was banned because of a lot of controversial language, sexually explicit situations, mention of drugs, and a lot of other variety of reasons. This book has been removed from the libraries of mostly middle schools and has been banned in their classroom discussion. Though this book has not been banned on a large scale though because most critics think positively about the book. The main issue is just what age group should be permitted to read this book and what age group shouldn’t be allowed to read the book. Whether this book is appropriate for middle school aged students or not is still up for debate but it does raise a lot of questions pertaining to the rights of humans to their own bodies. It also challenges the Medical
...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.
...d middle schools is understandable. The students at those schools are not yet ready mentally to read about anything vulgar or unjust for children. But today I argue that the young adults at high schools should be able to read this classic novel. It is no more in depth than the things they hear daily from other students or are possible doing themselves, so I do not think it is right to ban a classic book to keep them from reading about things that he or she already hears every single day as the walk down the long hallways of his or her schools. A great read should not be taken away from these students because the parents of these children or the teachers of these students think they have not heard anything like this before. Trust the young adults. It is only a book.
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
Writing is an art form, and one that should not be restricted to fit the whims of a few delusional parents and adults. Censorship of books in the United States dates back to Puritan New England in 1650, when William Pynchon’s The Meritorious Price of Redemption was banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The novel discussed a viewpoint that was against what Puritan ministers usually taught, which naturally made this book labeled as heretical. He then moved back to England because he thought New England had little religious freedom. Clearly, Pynchon understood that a piece of writing should not be banned for a town solely because it challenged some social norms in his highly-religious society. The Catcher in the Rye currently ranks at nineteen on the American Library Association’s list of the 100 most banned books in the United States. Although this is the case, The Catcher in the Rye should not be banned from schools. This is not just because the censorship of novels is morally wrong, but because the students reading it can relate to the main character’s, Holden’s, “inappropriate” scenes, can learn to form the relationships that Holden desperately lacks, and can learn that they are not alone in their feelings.
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
Many books have been questioned and challenged. Even as far as to banning them. But what exactly is a banned book and why are they banned? A banned book is a book that has been censored by an authority, a government body, a library, or a even school system. A book that has been banned is actually removed from a library or school system. The actual contextual reasons as to banning them is use of explicit violence, gore, sexuality, explicit language, religion, or dark times in history. On the non-contextual side of the reason why they are banned books are usually because with the best intentions to protect people, frequently children, from difficult philosophies and information. Teachers, or even more common adults, often censor books from children if they feel that the books have maniacal or controversial ideas in them. In some scenarios, those who are censoring books think that a book might be appropriate for a certain, or several groups in society. A book that might be perfectly fine for a ninth grader might easily be horrendous or confusing to a fourth grader. Thus having them exposed and influenced to thinking a certain way and act upon what they have just read. Well at least that’s what people think is going to happen anyways. But honestly, reading books of any genre gives us knowledge, entertainment, and imagination so therefore no books or novels should be banned and is ultimately dependent on the reader’s choice.
In the article, Crutcher states how the book helps teachers reach the troubled kids and change their view on school and life. He gives a lot a credit to the teachers for how they teach the book and make it come alive. Crutcher states, “…administrators to stand up for their teachers” (Crutcher). Crutcher believes that school officials should talk to the educators about the books and learn the facts before censoring the books. He also says, “They stand up for non–educators…” He improves his argument by saying the school officials listen to the parents more than the people who actually teach the children and know what is good for their education. He also talks deeply about the impacts the books have on children. Crutcher states how no matter how good a book is for the teenagers, the officials care more about philosophy than humanity. The school officials are not bothered by the affect it has on kids, all they care about is themselves. This helps his argument because people can see how vile the school officials can
The language in the novel is one reason it should not be read in schools. The language in the novel is for young adults. The “n” word is an example of the bad language used. The word is used over 200 times throughout the novel and has a substantial impact on how the reader
These school boards and parents can claim that banning this classic will protect their children from these subjects and these thoughts, and that by doing so, they can create the world to be a perfect place with love and harmony. The religious can claim all the righteousness they want, that God made the civilized man and that without religion, we wouldn’t be where we are today. However, the true nature of these subjects isn’t in that they exist, but the fact that we simply just don’t want to think or admit that they exist within ourselves. We need to use this book as a textbook to life, or a sort of guiding hand that tells us we need to realize that without our civilizations and without our rules, the world would be a much ruthless place than it is today.
Max, the main protagonist, learns some of these lessons from the cruelty of his mother. Many people find this disturbing and cruel, and was a motive for the banning of the book. Others found that the book was a way for kids to escape to their own world, where they weren’t bound by rules and hardships. It was a place where kids can be free.
The banned book I chose to read is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I chose to read it because it sounded like an action-packed book and interesting. The book is 374 pages long and every page is exciting and makes you want to not put it down. Also, I will be telling you a summary of this book and why it was banned. Then, to finish it off I will state my opinion on whether The Hunger Games should be banned.
There are many reason books are censored or banned. Some of the most common reason books are banned is racial themes, profanity, violence, negativity, and unpopular political views. Schools tend to banned books that parents feel their children should not be subjected