• Cease the Banning of Books
    innuendos? If three plays of Shakespeare’s are banned, then his more offensive plays should be banned also. Countless books by Judy Blume are banned: Forever; Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret!; Blubber; Deenie. Why? Because one of them discusses a physically challenged child? Because they are...
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  • Censorship in Fallen Angels
    over banned books, as well as if the children should have the “right to read”. Some people are against banning any book or any form of censorship because it interferes with our first amendment right of freedom of speech. Others think it is alright, in moderation. Some think the parents should be the...
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  • Music Censorship
    people peaceably to assemble, and petition the Government for a redress of grievances (Graham)." Another reason why we should not have music censorship is because is that it makes people aware of what is going on in the world. It opens ideas, and brings a whole new meaning to "art". Music brings people...
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  • Fallen Angels
    college. Richie believed he should join the army so he can escape his future so he joins the army. He’s then sent to Vietnam to fight in the war to fulfill his duty. Richie claims he joined the army to find out the meaning of war, hero, good, and evil, he will soon find out what all of those mean...
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  • Censorship
    ) Gone With the Wind A. What this book is about and why it was banned. - This book talks about events occurring during the American civil war. - It was written in 1986 and was adapted to a movie in 1939 - Both the book and the movie won prizes. - The book was banned...
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  • The Outsiders
    a Soc’s head.” From all this violence in the book, students may start to think that it is okay to have violence in their lives. It is not okay. The second reason why The Outsiders should get banned is because there are three serious deaths in the book. I almost started crying when I read about...
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  • Censorship in Judy Blume
    challenged by any person or group that files a complaint against a teacher, school, library, or bookseller (Why Books Are Banned). Adolf Hitler banned all books written by Jewish authors during World War II and the Holocaust (Stephy, M.J. Censorship in Modern Times). Katherine is in the middle of her...
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  • Forever: An Overly Sexual Abomination or Coming of Age Novel?
    responded, “That’s not a bad word, hate and war are bad words, f*ck isn’t.” (Blume, 1975). In another instance, Katherine paid a visit to Planned Parenthood to get some birth control. Many parents and authoritative figures opposed to these scenarios. Finally, the book was officially banned for the use of...
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  • Censorship
    that parents can fill out if they truly feel as though a book should be banned by the school district. This complaint form contains overarching questions that ask why a book should be banned for all students not just the parent’s child. It is very difficult to form a distinct opinion on...
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  • The Controversy Around Banning Books
    can distinguish between things that should and should not be said and it is the job of the parents to educate the child that just because they say it in a book does not mean he or she should.<br><br>Another subject common to banned and censored books is sexuality. An excellent example of a book in...
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  • Peer Pressure
    knowledge and opinion. There are a few political topics but most topics are those that affect their daily life. • Superman, Spiderman, Batman - superheroes or misleading idols? • Should homework be banned? • Do video games really cause bad behavior in children? • Free travel and trade...
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  • 60's
    are Free Speech, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War. Older generations had a different vision than the younger generation. This caused a lot of conflict. In the forties, and fifties speaking out against your president, or government was considered unpatriotic. In the sixties the younger generation...
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  • Argumentative Essay
    . For example, the light saber in Star Wars encourages the children to buy the dummy weapons in order to mimic the characters in the movie. However, the point is not strong. It should be banned or censored because these inputs of violence will trigger the children’s bad behaviors. For instance, the...
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  • Banning Books
    . According to the mother of a student at the school the book has "Homosexual content, unprotected sex, underage drinking, and reckless promiscuity" and that is why the book should be banned. Though these can all be viewed as appropriate reasons to ban a book those who took this claim seriously seem not to...
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  • gangs of new york history vs. hollywood
    were uninvited. The Syrian people say something should be done but no one wants to step in and do something. This is why The United States needs to get other countries to get involved with us and bring Syria to justice for betraying laws. If the United States does decide to get involved we have to...
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  • Censorship in School Libraries
    , ignorance, and limitations on the free flow of information are the tools of dictatorship and oppression. The "tyrant" simply chooses to pull that book from the shelves of knowledge, and the students right of the First Amendment is violated (Appendix A). Books like The Chocolate War, I Know Why...
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  • Music Is My Life
    explicit lyrics should not be banned. To ban the lyrics would be a violation of the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech. Everybody should be allowed to express themselves and that is what rap lyrics are, a way of expressing yourself. And if people were not allowed to express themselves we would not have a...
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  • censorship
    this right, and the Supreme Court consistently reaffirms it” (David Agrawal). Books like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and the Harry Potter series have been banned in schools at one time or another. Why ban a book because of the content if it does a perfect job of teaching what it should? This...
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  • Student Press Censorship
    novels taught in their classrooms? People for the American Way answer this obvious question by asserting that, "while these teachers should be applauded for standing up for academic freedom and the freedom of speech, their efforts are often met with reprimands rather than rewards" (Attacks 30...
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  • The Giverr.
    personal life. There are many rules, but Jonas doesn’t like them, so he does not follow some (Lord). This is why many people should be allowed to read this book. It is banned, yet it should only banned for the younger age groups. There is a big message, which you will only understand if you read...
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