Ms. P Andy Lau Argumentative Essay Censorship is the government is control the media, censorship can used to control or protect people. Some groups feel that books with objectionable material should be censored for many different reasons,such as sexual content,against a religion ,bad language,racism violence. I believe that books shouldn’t be censored because we have the right to read it,and it depends on your own personality.
Therefore I intend to prove that the banning of books in schools is completely unjustified.
In Fahrenheit 451,There is a old women in the story,she is willing to die to not leave her books. It shows that books are so important to us, and our society that she was willing to die rather than give them up,also the character Guy Montag is curious to read those books,she quitted his job for those books. In the article “You have insulted me “ by kurt Vonnegut. He is angry because his books got burned by the school board.
”That’s because people speak coarsely in real life”this shows people speak bad word in real life,so why can’t books have bad words. Both the article supports my opinion that book shouldn’t be banged from high school. ”Two books pulled form Republic school library shelves”this article is two of the three Republic High books singled out in a public complaint last year will now removed from the school curriculum and library. Those three books are “Speak”by Laurie Halse Anderson.
Kurt Vonnegut’s”Slaughterhouse Five”and Sarh Ockler’s “Twenty Boy Summer”. And they didn’t banned “Speak”because it didn’t describe sex so much,and it has a good message. Also they just banned those books in classroom,students can still read it in library and independence reading . The second article is talking about parents and school districts have debated what books are appropriate for a school library collection and what books should be banned. ACLU didn’t ban books because they say its against the First Amendment .
also they said”You clearly can’t remove a book because you disagree with the ideas in them”,this shows books shouldn’t get banned . We have to see different face of books ,bad way and good way. I believe that books should not be censored because books can send us good messages and our imaginary . It also depends on your own personality,if we have a evil mind ,we could only see the evil thing in the books,if we are normal human,we suppose to able to learn something form books,so I am sure that banning of books in schools is completely unjustified.