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Hour 2 Censorship

Page history last edited by Dominick DeWolf 11 years, 11 months ago

                                        Why to ban To Kill A Mockingbird

 

 

 Wordle: TKAMWordle: TKAM should be banned Wordle: BANWordle: TTKAMWordle: Bannedd

                                   

Our Beliefs:          

  •  We believe this book should be banned for many reasons including the language. The language in this book is very bad and would get a little kid a time out and his mouth scrubbed out with soap. It is offensive language to some races and uses words that children should not know.  Teens that would read this and learn these words would use them to try to be cool. They would develop a habit of cussing which would stick with them for the rest of their life and would become harder and harder to break. Habits such as that can damage a young adult's job hunt. They can not control themselves and will not be hired. This could make life harder for them as well.

What can happen:

  •           Cussing can also get you into a lot of trouble with other people of a different race. To some races, this commonly used racial slur is very offensive. This slur can destroy friendships and possibly get someone suspended from school. For most kids, this is hard to follow, it’s not worth it to let kids struggle through a challenging book if the most they will get out of it is bad language. So sure it's a classic but it needs to at least be re-written so that it is not as offensive. The idea that this story has brought upon us is meaningful, but is it really necessary to have all the bad cussing? The answer to that question is no! This book's language is not appropriate and the content is not either. Some content in this book describes a rape scene, a man shooting a dog, a visual of a insane man eating squirrels and cats with blood stained fingers and teeth. It also has many fights in it which is not acceptable for little kids to participate in. A sub-character named Dill also runs away for not being treated like a child and could pop an idea into kids heads that if they cant get what they want they can just run away. This is not the case though.  

How it could be used:

  •           I don't think this book has to be completely banished off the face of the Earth. I think it would work better a year later. It'll process through our minds and we'll have a better understanding of this context in our freshman year.I think it would work better a year later. It'll process through our minds and we'll have a better understanding of this context in our freshman year.It's not the worst book i've read, but I might enjoy it more in a year from now.I have a strong belief this book will do better in an older age group. My teacher has been telling me that the high school program has been begging to take it back so they can have it at their school. In our society there is enough discrimination against some races and we do not need extra things like this book to boost this bad habit.    

Mary Badham - Scout<-- Scout:

Scout is the daughter of Atticus, she is in elementry school and is the youngest of the Finch's...

<--- Jem: Jem is Scout's brother and Atticus's son. He is very curious and likes to be right, he also likes to be like his father, a gentleman...

<-- Atticus & Tom Robinson:

    Atticus trys to help Tom Robinson in a rape case because he says if he does not he won't have any more pride...

<---Boo Radley:

Boo Radley is known around town as a crazy man who isn't let outside ever. But you never know what a person like this can do...

<---Dill:

Dill is from Mississippi and visits his aunt during the summer. When he goes to his aunt's house he meets Scout and Jem and they all become good friends.

 

-Our Conclusion:

     

     This book is meaningful, it works well, it gives people a real image of the bad attitude going on in the 30's. There are parts that are pretty extreme for this topic but it has a point. It's a good story that is inspiring to some people, but I don't believe all the inappropriate and bad grammar shouldn't be used so often.

                                                                                Sources

www.wordle.net

www.ibabuzz.com/.../2007/04/badham-scout.jpg

www.liketv.net/.../lowrez/killmockingbird212.jpg

www.bejata.com/images/Brock%20Peters.jpeg

www.liketv.net/.../lowrez/killmockingbird217.jpg

www.findagrave.com/.../14/6092596_1011139591.gif

 

Comments (2)

snelson@bluevalleyk12.org said

at 7:12 pm on May 1, 2009

INTERESTING COMMENTS, REMEMBER TO EDIT CAREFULLY. I AM SURE MUCH OF WHAT YOU SAID WAS WHY IT HAS BEEN BANNED. CONSIDER THAT IF WE DON'T LOOK AT WHAT IS WRONG WITH OUR SOCIETY AND HOW WE TREAT EACH OTHER HOW CAN WE EVER IMPROVE. MRS. NELSON

snelson@bluevalleyk12.org said

at 7:33 am on May 16, 2009

While I don't agree with you I believe you have some thoughtful comments and relevant arguments. I know spell check does not find all errors. I think your comment about how "exciting" the book is needs to be changed. You might consider paragraphing because it will make the document easier to read when you present. Good work, Mrs. Nel

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