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5.10 A Powerful Product

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By banning books, it creates a very negative effect on kids and possibly even eliminate the teachings of life lessons for students. Also, going through life without the knowledge of what else is out there besides "rainbows and lollipops" can be pretty detrimental, as kids would not be able to handle life too well in the real world, if the whole time when they were younger they were being protected from all the "bad things" More over, many people decide to do what they think is best for the safety of children, but sometimes it harms them in more ways than helping them. So clearly, books shouldn't be banned from society. On the other hand, some books have suggestive content or profanity. However, when you keep the so-called negative parts of the books in, kids gain knowledge of what is and what's not good to do, say, or act. So, books should not be banned from society.
Books are
peoples way to escape reality for just a moment time,
books are
a piece of art,
books are
the freedom of speech,
books are
important.
While books shouldn't be banned from society, some have a lot profanity. Nonetheless, this would be taking away rights of citizens through the First Amendment. The first Amendment says that we have the freedom of speech and press, not the freedom of reading what others allow us to read. In contrast, many books have suggestive content that might encourage bad behavior. And be that as it may, banning or censoring books doesn't allow kids to have their own censorship and let them think about what they should and shouldn't do. Not to mention, it also ruins the opportunity for the parent to teach their kids about censorship, themselves.
Henceforth, books should not be banned because it allows kids, or any body for that matter, to be able to escape reality. Some kids may not have a good life at home and when they read, it allows them to forget about things for a while. This can apply to school too, if someone doesn't have a lot of friends, they are able to dive into the book and feel like they are apart of something bigger. Another example is, literature is art, it's how an author express' themselves, and that would take that opportunity away from them. Taking that away from an author is like taking away their ability to speak.
"Throughout history, nations, peoples, and governments have censored writers and their works on political, religious, sexual, and social grounds. Although the literary merit of the majority of these books has been proven time and time again, censorship efforts are still in place today. From Animal Farm to The Grapes of Wrath, The Koran to The Talmud, Ulysses to the Harry Potter series, The Canterbury Tales to The Bell Jar, this revised edition examines the many struggles these books faced in order to be read"-
120 Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature
People should be allowed to read whatever they want, as long as they know what they are reading, and are mature enough to handle it. When you choose to read a book, you would have to know what you are reading about, and if you know the content in the book, then it is your choice to read it or not. The Harry Potter Series, for example, is in many libraries and were even made into movies! Banning a book will not solve the problem, as people will just keep fighting harder and harder to find a way to read the book. Although many books have profanity, suggestive content, and violence, that doesn't mean they should be banned! Literature is art, kids need to escape the every day life (sometimes), parents need to be able to teach their kids about censorship on their own! Given these points, it's impossible to keep people from reading what they want to read, it's extremely import not to ban or censor books, as it would do more harm than good!

2. Write a one-paragraph reflection on your revision process. Answer these questions in your paragraph:
⦁ What steps did you follow to revise and edit your argument?
⦁ Who did you consult for help in the process?
⦁ What type of errors did you correct more than others? Spelling? Punctuation? Sentence Structure?
⦁ What makes your final argument better than your first draft?


I used the Revision Checklist that was given in the last few pages of the module; it helped me fix a lot of my argument. For help, I asked my Mom and one of my other friends to read it, I then read it out loud to make sure it sounded okay. I had a lot of grammatical errors, and that was all that I could find. I think it's better than my first draft because the first draft rambled on, and it was kind of all over the place.
Thanks for watching!
By: Jordan Phillips
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