Common Issues with Books: Profanity and Polytics
Profanity have caused issues with books for many years, such as the title “ the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. This book teaches many lessons to the readers. This has caused many readers and teachers to want this book back in schools. Profanity is also something that is very common in today’s teen’s along with adults. One source has stated that between 80-90% of teens swear in school. So, it is more likely than not that the student or the students have already been exposed to swears in the school setting. One teacher even mentioned that she let her students read banned books because, there topics can help the students better understand the books topic or that time period the book is set in. Although many deem profanity as unnecessary in literature, profanity can benefit the reader’s understanding of the story for the better and help them gain an acceptance.
Different political views have been a major cause of debate for decades, Schools and many nations have banned books for political views that have been deemed as dangerous to the public eye or that demoralize the state’s idea. Books like “The Vindication of the Rights of Women” have argued for change in a society that they deem is not meeting what they want from it. Ms. Wollstonecraft believed that women deserve the right to an education, her ideas were revolutionary and started a conversation for equality. “Common Sense” is another word that has inspired a want for change in a society. The pamphlet, written by Thomas Paine inspired the American colonists that they did not need Britain and could be well off on their own. Lastly, the book “The Jungle” by the man called Upton Sinclair, pointed out the many flaws and problems that migrant workers have faced in the early 20th century. This book caused a nationwide awareness and a want for better working conditions and higher pay, benefiting the country as a whole. Different political views cause the readers to look at society through a different linse, this causes change that moves society in a different direction for the future.
Pros and Cons of Violence
Violence is a common reason for a book to be banned. But these books bring countless pros to the table. For instance a violet sequence can add action and create very visual images for the reader helping with their comprehension. “The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins for example, is a book with suggestive themes, One is violence. This has caused the book to be banned in certain areas in the USA. Although, The book teaches morales that the reader can learn from and use in life. “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, a common American classic, has recently been questioned in the US. However, many still see this book as a great example of writing, and many teachers have there students read it at some point. The last book is very common in a high school English class, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee has been up for debate recently for many reasons, Violence being one of them. This book however is thought to teach many valuable life lessons about treating others correctly. This book is also look as revolutionary for its time. Focusing on the violence in books can hold back the reader from learning something from the book that they can use in life.
Why Banning is Wrong
Banning books for profanity, violence, and unpopular political views is wrong. Not being able to read these books holds back the reader from learning. That is ultimately the purpose of book: teaching the reader with words a story or about a topic. Not having a book assessable for a reader just holds back the brain’s potential as it is being derived of information and different ideas.