After reading the Harry Potter series, U spent weeks anticipating a letter from a magical school that would reveal that I was in fact a wizard and was invited to attend their classes to learn magic. People tend to enjoy reading fiction so they can live vicariously through the characters in the story. Fiction, despite being “made-up”, often have close similarities to the real world. By taking a closer look at “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe, one can infer that fiction reveal a significant amount of truths about human nature.
In result, children will be forced to grow up faster than they should be. In this book however it may be real in some situations in life, it is a fake story about a young black male who gets wrongfully accused of stealing. He is then abused by a police officer who was on duty at the time and ends with injuries that puts him in the hospital.Without having fiction we would have never thought of how badly police can act upon and black male. This helps us see more situations on whether or not the police or citizen was at fault. Fiction needs to be included in the curriculum because we can never imagine situations that can often happen in real life.
What is a banned book? Well a banned book is a book that people have tried to get teens not to read, not only teens but also for younger children. This means that people don’t like what content may be in a book, they think it’s inappropriate or not meeting the standards for the age group. That’s when banning a book takes place. Before a book can be considered banned a person has to challenge the book. No,not like a like a fight with a book, but just “an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or a group.” says The American Library Association. Then after the book is challenge the library board will decide if the book shall be banned or not. A lot of books are banned and 13 reasons why is one of them. Teens should be allowed to read 13 reasons why because it teaches people that words truly do hurt, Choices that people make in life can affect others too, and it also teaches people to ask for help when it is needed.
Even though some people discount fiction as a sources of learning and think it is just for entertainment sake there is still much to learn from it. Fiction being written by the author will have his or her knowledge mixed into it. Learning from someone else’s prospective will help you solidify what you believe, either by backing it up or challenging it and making your values stronger in the process. In “Telling the Truth in Lies” Virginia Stem Owens says, “Fiction brings us a certain kind of news about the world we can get in no other way, because all other ways are abstract and detached, while fiction’s way is particular.” Fiction can teach the reader to believe and hope for a happy outcome or to protect themselves so they are not hurt by what
The school board is not quite certain that schools should continue to include fiction in the curriculum. However, if fiction is taught to students it may actually teach life lessons. Fictional literature can change someone's perspective on, what problems we may come across. For instance, a fictional book can help us relate to all the controversial problems that do occur in today's society. I disagree with the school board's thoughts about completely banning it. This type of literature can deepen our knowledge and teach us about things that we don’t experience on a day to day basis.
Fiction novel’s shows us the views and perspective others. This type of literature help us gain a more broader perspective and can teach us more about our society. The idea of banning fictional novels is a very foolish idea. These novels do more good than they do harm and are beneficial for our curriculum and learning. Taking away this literature will not benefit our learning and will only harm our learning. “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.’’ said G.K. Chesterton.
Depression. Some of the main characters are Jean Louise (Scout), Jem, Atticus, Calpurnia, Dill, and Boo Radley. Scout and Jem are the children of Atticus, a lawyer defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a trial that is heard about all over the town. The book is placed in the 1930’s, and the majority is told from Scout’s point of view. There are also many ethical and social issues that are shown in the book. Racism, classism, and prejudice are three issues that are portrayed throughout the novel.
Lessons learned from reading fiction can be very useful to use while approaching your issues. Fiction fills our beliefs and desires and teaches us things we have didn’t know. Evidence I can pull to help support my claim is that real world problems are no joke. These issues shouldn't be taken lightly. Fiction can teach you life lessons that you may or may not known. The school board needs to think this through. If the school board makes this decision on taking away fiction from school, today's society, in my opinion, will get mad. Today's society can tear people down easily. They can adapt to many different things at once if they wanted to. They can make things worse for people or make things good for people. Not only is this book about fictional issues, it’s also about real world problems and how fiction can relate to us, the readers. “Researchers found that people who read Literary fiction, led to better results in every subject. That same year, they found that people who read fiction had a higher brain activity than others who didn't.” Fiction, in my opinion, should be taken down, because of this
Page after page, Thirteen Reasons Why captivated me throughout the entirety of the story and left me weeping over the pain that Clay and Hannah experienced. Clay Jensen, a hardworking, overachieving high school boy, received a box of tape recordings from a girl who he’d never thought he’d hear from again—because she was dead. She committed suicide a week before and Clay was still in shock; feelings to which I could relate. Clay scavenged around town for clues about her life as he listened to the deranged voice of the girl he liked, Hannah Baker. He then learned her “reasons” for ending her life: people and actions—like the sexual harassments that multiple boys put her through or a death she felt she could have prevented—that left her broken and isolated.
There are seven tapes and each side of the tape is for a specific person who had a role in helping Hannah commit suicide. The first tape is addressed to Justin Foley who was Hannah’s first kiss. They had a sweet, innocent kiss, however, Justin decided to spread a rumor that much more happened, which lead Hannah to be called a “slut” for the rest of high school year.
Should fiction be in the curriculum? Taking fiction out of the curriculum can hurt students a lot. Fiction books teach about issues that are faced by people everyday. That most people probably don't see often. When others are faced with it daily. In this essay i will explain the problem presented in my book, gang violence. I will compare the story to everyday problems with gang violence. And explain why it is important to keep fiction books in the curriculum.
Reading has an incredible power to change one 's life. Whether it be Shakespeare, Dickens, or even John Green, their stories have lessons that resonate with us for a long time. If people do not read, their eyes are not opened to several important social issues. Reading works of fiction, such as Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, convey to a reader how social issues, such as conformity, censorship, and self-identity, affect society as a whole. Consuming non-fiction works, such as articles or documentaries, is just not the same as enveloping oneself in a literary work. Fiction undoubtedly needs to be included in the high school English curriculum because it opens our minds to important issues, prevents us from becoming too technology dependent, and make us better members of society overall.
What if the only stories in life today were only the events that truly happened before or during a significant event in history. House Of Scorpions By Nancy Farmer is that nobody likes Matt. People don’t like to be around him because he is a clone. He grows up around violence and threats when he was a kid. Also, they tell matt that the girl he is living with is not his mom and they tell him that someone is lending him to them. Then they tell him what he was made of and what he was born from. Fiction needs to be in the curriculum because the students will read it more because they will enjoy it because most of fiction books are not based on true events and it will make the student’s keep reading fiction because they enjoy it.Also, the imaginary
Fiction has been around for years and years. Like the story of Robin Hood and the Three Little Pigs. These small fictional stories have taught us so much. From stealing from the rich to give to the poor to making a little pig think outside the box to save his own little tail. However, like these stories, they will no longer be taught to elementary and middle school. The new common core system believes that fictional stories are no longer valuable to be taught. I believe that fictional books can hold the same meaning and sentimental value as non-fictional books. They can teach the same things and even provide more depth from right and wrong. Nevertheless, even though the common core system believes that fictional books no longer important to be taught, fictional books are just as important as non-fictional books in every aspect, from the author's message on society today, to how the books could actually affect the reader on a mental level, or how the message that the author is conveying could change the perspective of the readers view.
For Thirteen Reasons Why, I am going to explain the literary terms. Thirteen Reason is about a girl named, Hannah Baker who killed herself. Before Hannah killed herself she made 13 videos of why this person made her make that decision.