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Provocative or Rational?(2)

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Verniece Gaston

on 22 April 2010

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Transcript of Provocative or Rational?(2)

BANNED BOOKS: THE BATTLE BETWEEN BOOKS WHAT IS A BANNED BOOK? WHAT GETS CENSORED?
(CONT.) WHY ARE THEY BANNED? WHAT GETS CENSORED? HOW DO THEY BECOME BANNED? WHAT IS CENSORSHIP? WHAT IS A CHALLENGED BOOK? WHY NIGHT IS BANNED? OTHER BANNED AND CHALLENGED BOOKS: WHO CHALLENGES BOOKS? IS IT RIGHT TO BAN THEM? WHO ARE THEY BANNED FROM? MAKING GOOD USE OUT OF BANNED BOOKS WHY I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS IS BANNED? Provocative or Rational? By Verniece Gaston Over the years, theres been much debate between the banning of book . One might see no reason to ban them, as others believe there are better off banned. Censorship is the block or removal of material that deemed unsuitable for a specific audience. A book that is banned or prohibited to schools, libraries, or local governments in a community. These books are usually removed or censored. There are several things that can be censored from a book. Just like movies can be censored of inapt images, a book can be censored of inappropriate content. Language
Nudity
Violence
Drug use
and other deviant behaviors.
The intentions of banning a book is somewhat depentant on the children. Parents will ban a book to protect children from any ideas. Night, by Elie Wiesel, is another banned book. This book was banned because of its profanity, religious and historical controversy, and images of death. One banned book is I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. This book is constantly critized for its references to premarital sex, discrimination, and the descriptions of a graphic rape. Books are banned when someone in a community challenges it. Books are banned because of the content in it. To some, it may be viewed as an excellent work of literature, as to others, it is found offensive. Usually it is a strict adult or wary parent held responsible for the challenge and banning of a book. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain.
Forever - Judy Blume.
Lord of the Flys - William Golding.
Animal Farm - George Orwell.
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee.
A challenged book is one that has been reported as controversal or vulgar. However, challenging a book differs from a banned book. The act of challenging is an attempt to ban a book. Most are great works of literature that can be used for studying. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Night are an excellent example. Not only do they provide a unique writing style, they offer insight into historical events that can help the reader's understanding. It is certainly agreeable that these books be prohibited to those under a certain age. But other than that, there are many uses that a banned book may have.
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