The Importance Of Censorship On Books

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Censorship or no censorship? This is a question many people ask themselves, and for good reason. Censorship on books is when an authority, most likely government, prevents access to a book. There are many people in the U.S. who argue for the censorship of books. Censorship on books is a topic of debate, sometimes a heated debate. It’s existence, however, is wrong. There are many examples of censored books, many of them Stephen King novels. Stephen King is one of the many examples of authors who have their books taken from libraries because their work has dark or sexual themes. Censorship on books should not exist because it takes away human rights and cripples the growth of children.
Some do not know where to stand on this topic, but there are a few glaring reasons that many people look over. Some forget that literature is a major important piece of the world and much of the literature that has been banned is classic literature that has shaped a lot of our world. For example, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain is challenged time and time again due to the fact that a lot of the language used throughout is unacceptable today. The use of racist words and vulgar language is very present throughout the classic Twain story. Even though a lot of the language used in this classic is not acceptable, it’s still a classic that arguably shaped an entire genre in the literary world. Another novel challenged frequently is “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. “The

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