Book Banning: The Ethical Tyranny Of Literature

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Book Banning: The Ethical Tyranny of Literature Books are constantly being banned but sometimes this is abused. The first amendment states that we have the right to freedom and liberty, banning books is bad. Book banning is mostly used by oppressive countries like China and North Korea. This should not be allowed in democratic societies. Banning of literature has been around for a long time, and it is common in many places and situations, "Book banning is especially common in authoritarian regimes, where a small group of leaders hold power” (Dell 5) Oppressive countries such as North Korea do this. it is a way to prohibit people from ever thinking outside their comfort zone, something societies sometimes need. America is a nation of freedom …show more content…
Some parents do not like this, it is understandable why it would be challenged. The book does contain some inappropriate content. The book does contain some content that may be inappropriate, mentioning sexual behavior in a shameful manor. “Not every teen who has sex outside of a relationship feels guilty, shameful, or regretful later on,” Sex without a relationship shouldn't be shameful, this is something the readers need ti understand and not try to take it literally. Many people, especially parent, complain about the book . It was ”Removed from 10th grade required reading in Coventry (RI) after a parent complained that it contained vulgar language, violent imagery, and sexual content."Parents complain that it contains vulgar language, imagery and sex. May be inappropriate but parents should expose their children to this when they reach a mature age instead of attempting to shelter them. Some take book banning far too seriously, it even went to court. "In 2007, “Slaughterhouse-Five” was challenged in a Howell, Mich., court to determine whether it violated laws against “distribution of sexually explicit materials to minors.” The book was taken to court to be banned, luckily, no action was taken. Book is not that bad. Book it is challenged but those banning books tend …show more content…
It is a very successful and respected book. “Slaughterhouse-Five” — Vonnegut’s satirical World War II, time-traveling saga — was voted the 18th greatest English-language novel of the 20th century by the Modern Library and was featured in Time magazine’s “100 Greatest Novels of the
The book is awarded many times for being good. The book is good because it has won awards. Why should books be banned, The Unites States is a democratic country. "A constitution guarantees personal and political rights to everyone. So book banning shouldn't happen in countries with democratic governments, right? Yet it does." (Kavner 6) Book banning happens in 'free' countries. Book banning is unconstitutional. Book banning inhibits people from learning true lesson, reading within their parents comfort zones will only lead to sheltered generations of kids, unprepared for the facts of life.“As always, young readers will be the real losers." judy blume. Young readers will have to deal with censorship the most, and they are affected the most as well. With so much censorship, young readers cannot properly enjoy literature that is challenging. “It’s not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship.” says Award winning author Judy Blume, fears that censorship will cause good books to disappear and