For centuries, the issue of censorship has been endlessly debated. And the issue is still apparent in today’s society. Should society be censored from certain material and scenes? The piece “The Atlantic Monthly” was written over one hundred years ago. In it the author believes that scenes which are inappropriate to even some should be “given up” freely to the public. It is clear that though the censorship of today’s society, this author had a valid point.
Censorship is seen all over society in today’s world. Why do you think that there are ratings for movies? It is well aware that not all movies are appropriate. For everyone in general public. These “mature” scenes are therefore viewed in a private theatre which only those of the mature age can observe. If this point of censorship were not valid in today’s society, there would be no need for ratings and movies would just be played on an outdoor screen, available for all to see!
Censorship in libraries, and in book stores is still apparent as it was one hundred years ago. Today’s society still knows that not all literary materials are considered appropriate to everyone, and therefore still places those inappropriate items in places not as well publicized. Even today, when I walked into a book store, the magazines and books on pornography are placed on high shelves, above the view of the public eye. They are there if I wish to look at them, but they are still somewhat “reserved.” I do not have to look up that high if I choose not to.
Censorship has always been a hot topic in society. The censorship of today is debated just as it was one hundred years ago. Back then, the author of “The Atlantic Monthly” clearly demonstrated that scenes inappropriate from some should not be freely publicized, and from the censorship seen in today’s society, it is clear that he has a valid point.