Why was the outsiders banned or challenged? Many might think that all teenage or young adult books would be filled with happy thoughts and positive things, but you don't learn lessons from everything being perfect. That’s where banned or challenged books come along. A challenged book is a book that has been requested by many to be moved off a library's shelf. A banned book is a challenged book the has been removed from the shelves. The Outsiders was one of the best-selling books of its time and has won 5 awards since. It was banned and challenged for many reasons by many school districts. By examining its usage of expose on family dysfunction, strong language and portrayal of gang violence, it is clear why some would have it banned. The
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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.
There are multiple reasons why a book can be banned or challenged. Book banning causes the removal of materials in schools and libraries due to “inappropriate” content. The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold, was banned due to sexual content and language.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky is banned due to the use of drugs, alcohol, and smoking. There are occurrences of homosexuality, homosexuals and offensive language. There are multiple occasions with sexually explicit content and has been deemed unsuited for minors. I believe this book should not be banned to any grade higher than elementary because it deals with real life situations and delivers a very powerful message that many people can relate to.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, The Giver, by Lois Lowry, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowlings, The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hossenini, what do these books have in common? They are books on the American Library Association’s list of top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009. For various reasons, these books were found unsuitable for public audiences, and an attempt was made to ban them. From profanity to sexual content to homosexuality, groups have found reasons to challenge the books. Banning books that some people deem inappropriate from high school libraries underrates youthful intelligence, clouds history and dilutes our culture to fit a mold of conformity. Schools, even religiously affiliated ones, should focus on education and actually encouraging their students to read rather than inhibiting them from using their
There are many reasons why books get challenged and/or banned. According to Robert Doyle, the main reasons for banned are sex, profanity, and racism (Doyle, 3). The most common initiator of the challenge is a parent or group of parents (Challenges by, chart 2). Challenges can also come from: patrons, board members, or organizations (Challenges by, chart 2). Challenges can also come from whole institutions; usually they come from schools (Challenges by, chart 3).
Kids love freedom. They thrive on it. It’s a part of growing up. The older and more responsible you are the more freedoms you will get. Parents at a variety of schools are restricting the one freedom of children that they should always have. The freedom to chose a book. A number of schools have banned the classic, award winning book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. This book is about a little girl who’s father is defending an African American man in court in the south during the 1930’s. Sounds harmless? Many don’t think so! “To Kill A Mockingbird” should not be be banned because it tells an important fictional story about America's past.
It is challenging to choose what types of books are appropriate for children to read. Now in days the choice is even more challenging then it was a couple of centuries ago. There are books that feature violence, sexual content, offensive language or all. These subjects question concern parents because it can teach young children about several subjects that are usually avoided. Times have changed and so have books and what they contain, which makes banned books an important subject. Books can be a great source to learn from whether it history or just a folk tale, but parents and teachers must take into consideration the ages of the audience. Maturity is not achieved until a later time and some children may have difficulty reaching that point.
Some people feel The Outsiders should be banned because of language and the theme of adolescents on their own (Sarah Reads 2). The story also has a lot of violence scenes that some feel are too extreme for young readers. Some of the book’s content is inappropriate for minors, and servers as a way teens should act out towards their parents (Sarah Reads 3). The story has many references to sex, drugs, fighting, start of gangs, being disrespectful, and using foul language. As a cause of the author, S.E. Hinton allowing these things to be
Sometimes we take for granted to right to read books, but in some cases it isn't a right, it's a privilege. States have been banning books for years, and it brings up the question, should there be certain books be banned? The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton was first banned in 1986, however this book pertains two important reasons why it shouldn't be banned, being a good friend, and what it is like to grow up rich/poor.
Good evening members of the Indooroopilly State High School P and C. After completing The Outsiders by S.E Hinton I have come to the conclusion that the book is no longer relevant and should not be included in the year 9 school curriculum. This book lacks social development in the characters and the literary merit that we would expect from a novel. It does not appeal to the average Australian teenager because we are unable to identify with or relate to the remote and irrelevant situations and encounters the characters face, it lacks the broad vocabulary of an experienced writer and it promotes violence through Ponyboy’s glorification of gang behaviour and violence to solve problems.
Outsider would mean a social outcast, but Hinton used Outsider as a more creative word and intriguing title. The Outsiders are the greasers because the rest of society sees them as criminals, hoodlums, and horrible people with no morals. But that is in fact the opposite, Especially for the group that Hinton created. Socs and the rest of society is favored, and treated with an advantage so to speak. The police favor the Socs and the fingers always get pointed to the greasers. Most of the time it isn’t true, Especially because the Socs jump the greasers not the other way around.
What do The Color Purple, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, To Kill a Mockingbird, Brave New World, Summer of My German Soldier, and The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Thing have in common? They are books on the American Library Association’s list of the one hundred most commonly challenged and banned books from the year 2000-2007. For various reasons, these books were found unsuitable for public audiences, and an appeal was made to a court on to ban them. From profanity to sexual content to homosexuality, groups have found reasons to challenge the books presence in libraries. But, the problem with banning books is that they shine a light on issues in our culture that need solved. If those books are banned, then we may not realize what our problem truly is. Some books can be the slap in the face that wakes our culture to a new problem that needs addressed. If those books are banned, how can our culture move on?
When controversial topics are mentioned, literature is probably not the first, or most pressing, one that comes to mind. But books can and have been highly controversial ground for schools, libraries, and governments around the world and throughout history. Literature successfully pushes boundaries and comfort levels and has done so since the beginning of printed texts. Lots of sources agree that, “Books that span all eras and topics and are aimed at the young and the old are frequently objected to and challenged by many” (Olson 1). Because of this, on all levels, books are banned yearly because of content and language. However, in a highly technological and digital world, book banning is not an effective way to safeguard the minds of the young.
The primary group that is constantly being affected by book bans, is the high school students who can interact with or have access to books that might be inappropriate for them at school. These students are losing access to these books because of the opinions that some teachers or