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Transcript of Book Censorship
Tom Robinson shut his eyes tight. “He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.” “Then what happened?” “Mr. Finch, I was runnin‘ so fast I didn’t know what happened.” “Tom, did you rape Mayella Ewell?” but they were Haverfords, in Maycomb County a name synonymous with jackass. Blacksmith in a misunderstanding arising from the alleged wrongful detention of a mare, were imprudent enough to do it in the presence of three witnesses, and insisted that the-son-of-a-bitch-had-it-coming-to-him was a good enough defense for anybody. Why Target To Kill A
Mockingbird? •"The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash." "Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody." NEGATIVE POSITIVE •"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." -Atticus Finch •"Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do." •"Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open." “I think there's just one kind of folks. Folks.” TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD EQUAL COLORED
FOLKS What is book censorship? Did you know "To Kill A Mockingbird" is one
of the most "challenged" books in the United
States? Many schools have banned this book
from their libraries. This is an example of Book
Censorship. What is Book Censorship? Most censored topics Book Censorship is when certain authority take measures to prevent admittance to a book or some
part of its content. Books can be challenged at a national level or even at a local, community level. Where did it all start? How does censorship affect us? CHALLENGED The word "censor" itself has been traced back
to the Roman days. Romans believed that censorship should be required to mold the character of the civilians correctly. Who is in charge of censorship? parents government teachers WHEN AND WHERE IT WAS CHALLENGED 1980- 1981- SUCCESSFULLY REMOVED
St.Edmund Campion secondary school classrooms in Brampton. targeted as a FILTHY TRASHY NOVEL RANKED 21 OUT OF TOP 100 FROM 2000-2009
NOW RANKS TOP 10 EVEN AFTER SEEING 50 YEARS PRINT 1966- Parent protested that the story line of rape was immoral. 1977- temporarily banned for words such as "damn" and "whore lady" in Township schools the book was challenged for "doing physical damage to the positive intergration process" FIRST CHALLENGED Melissa A, Mariel G, Nicole G WHAT AND WHO HAS BOOK CENSORSHIP IMPACTED?
- Writers &Publishers
- Education*** In conclusion, we believe that book censorship should not exist. "The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think. No book in the world equals the Bible for that." -Harper Lee For years, publishers have allocated millions of dollars to go against censorship cases. Thank you for listening!