It is well known that books read by adolescents are somewhat inappropriate in certain ways such as language and the types of actions done by the characters. Some books consist of drugs, sex, and violence which obviously isn’t very appropriate nor does it consist of
On the other hand, parents fear that reading this novel will give their children ideas to rebel against them, and consequently cause them to lose control of them. Ultimately, it is the counter-culture attitude and the distaste for any kind of authority that governs the novel that leads many to shy away from exposing the material to teenagers.
The “Harry Potter” series, “Charlotte 's Web” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” series all have something in common: they are beloved, classic books read by children throughout the world. But that’s not the only trait the novels share -- they have also all been challenged by various schools and organizations for religious purposes. “Harry Potter” and Charlotte 's Web” have been deemed blasphemous by some devout religious followers -- the former because it promotes witchcraft and the later because it gives humanistic qualities to animals. But it is not only because a book can be viewed as sacrilegious that it gets challenged on the grounds of religion. Those who challenged “The Chronicles of Narnia” did so because of its strong ties to Christianity, and people did not want to introduce such a strong Christian view to children. Whether a book is seen as denouncing or promoting religion, it can be considered a threat to the shaping of children’s spiritual beliefs. Hundreds of books have been challenged, and doing this is adults’ way of policing what a child should read. Specifically, banning a book for its religious implications tells children not only what they should and should not read, but also what they should and should not believe, as is the case with “Harry Potter,” “Charlotte 's Web” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.” By doing so, adults are unfairly denying children of their autonomy. In addition, these challenges have the potential to limit the number of stories to which
Parents who support the banning of books in public and school libraries bring up points that some of the more mature themes in books such as drugs, violence, and racism are too much for middle and high schoolers, and even young children if these books are found at the public library. But, what these adults seemingly fail to realize is that their children, at one point or another in their lives, they are going to be exposed to it. If anything, reading about them in a book with the opportunity to understand it is 1000 times better than experiencing it first hand later in life for the first time. And to address the issue about young children finding books with such themes, there are many ways, all simple, to fix this. Some more simple way such as labelling the spine with an “M” sticker for books that contain mature themes is a great way to distinguish between books. One could also just put these books into a section for teenagers so that small children can not get to them.
When people grow up a certain way, thinking in a certain way it’ll inevitably come to affect them later on in life. This is especially true in the cases of personal philosophy, religion or any moral code of ethics. But sometimes, one’s religion starts negatively impacting the education of one’s child and the education of the nation's youth as a whole. In Nancy Flanagan Knapp's article,“In Defense of Harry Potter”, she makes the argument that although the Harry Potter series has come under flak, and even been banned in places, it’s still a very useful tool in furthering the education of young people. Knapp analyzes this point using a plethora of well thought out, well researched, and exceedingly well worded rhetorical strategies, and in the end she uses ethos, logos, and pathos to effectively convey her arguments.
The Catcher in the Rye. The Scarlet Letter. Huckleberry Finn. Harry Potter. The Diary of Anne Frank. Animal Farm. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Da Vinci Code. The Grapes of Wrath. These literary classics have been vital to the education of many, especially children and adolescents (Banned Books). These great novels both teach important values and educate children about world affairs and classic themes. Unfortunately, each of these novels has been banned at one point in time. In a country where freedom is so adamantly advocated, it is a wonder that an issue like censorship would even come up, that such a controversy would sink its claws into the minds of states’ boards of education across the nation.
Throughout time, countless great children’s books have been published and then loved by many. To name a few, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. What do these three books have in common? They were all published as children’s books, then kept out of their hands for numerous reasons. Parents and teachers claimed these books were unfit for children’s reading. They either introduced topics that were not open to them yet or went against their lifestyle. All around the world, great books are being kept from children for doltish reasons. They are being censored, then banned from their eyes. Taking this literature from them is ruining their childhood; it is preventing children from learning about the world and being ready for it. Censoring in children’s books needs to become less harsh or else they are going to grow up in a sealed world.
My book report is on the book 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone' by J.K.
Knoxville, Tennessee is known for many things, especially known as a college town. Little did anyone know that on March 26, 1968 a superstar would be born, and the star would not be known for throwing, running, or catching footballs but singing (“Kenny Chesney.”)? The country genre did not know it for a while, but it had a person that was going to bring country music to new heights. With a mix of some traditional country music mix with some rock country and island country music it would make Kenny Chesney a very successful country artist.
You may not realize this but our government plays a large role in governing what sort of information America’s children are exposed to. The average American child receives the majority of their knowledge and education from school, so the information that is allowed to be taught is a very delicate and controversial issue. Literature is often altered or banned from public schools and libraries because they contain of vulgar language, excessive violence, or connotations of drugs and sex. The reasoning behind this is that these are potentially dangerous ideas, and if children were to be exposed to them that they would be corrupted and manipulated by them. There is a contradictory school of thought on the
The title of their newspaper on 16 Dec 2015 was “Religious parents want Harry Potter banned from the classroom because it 'glorifies witchcraft'.” On the Newspaper article, Javier Espinoza states, “Religious parents at state schools have complaint Harry Potter glorifies witchcraft and want it banned from classrooms, the Government’s tsar has revealed, as teachers should refuse to teach the subject if there are concerns.” My opinion on this statement is parents who dislike the book should be banning it from their kids not for everyone. I believe people should read what they want to read without being scared of the book being challenged or banned. The article also writes “For many parents, particularly of evangelical Christian backgrounds and sometimes of some Muslim backgrounds, the occult is not something which exists in fiction and fantasy, the occult is something which is a very living – [a] live part of their faith.” Religious parent probably want this book banned because it being a fiction book, they don’t their faith as a fiction, taking it very serious. I believe these religious parents don’t want their kids to mix up fantasy of the book expressing witchcrafting to their beliefs. These all being reasons why religious parents are challenging the book, Harry
Some parents oppose having their children exposed to fiction that doesn’t have a happy ending, teach a moral lesson, or provide noble role models. If these and other individual preferences were legitimate criteria for censoring materials used in school, the curriculum would narrow to including only the least controversial and probably least relevant material. It would hardly address students’ real concerns, satisfy their curiosity, or prepare them for life
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling has created quite a stir among public schools and churches. Some parents and ministers are afraid these books are teaching wizardry, witchcraft, and evil to their children, while others think they are books of harmless fantasy. There are two sides to this controversy, but I believe that these are just a way for kids to make-believe and imagine.
Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is an excellent book. Out of ten stars I would rate this one an eight because it was to short. Once you get into it and finish it. It seems so short, because it is so interesting. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban starts out with a bang. In the beginning Sirius black a Man accused of thirteen murders in one night escapes from Azkaban.( A wizard prison guarded to the tee by dementors, deadly spirits that feast on anything happy. Basically they suck the life out of you slowly until you go mad and lose sanity). Harry runs away on the same night and crosses the man without realizing it. Since Sirius is an ananamugus he is able to turn into a giant black
The movie adaptation of J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a very pivotal movie in the series. Like the book, this movie is crucial in setting up an understanding for the rest of the series. Therefore it is important that the movie complements the novel as much as possible. Using one of the most essential features of a movie; visual imagery, the movie adaptation of the fourth novel is a good accompaniment for the novel. The visual imagery in this movie emphasizes emotions and reactions that we cannot possibly obtain from the book. For example, the death of Cedric Diggory at the end of the movie strikes a powerful emotional response as a result of his father, Amos Diggory’s grief. Seeing him cry makes the audience more