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The anti-censorship groups argue that while censorship of certain books is important, it is clear that censorship abuses the right of freedom of speech and reduces the insight of learning. From a critical point of view, it is clear that a large number of books that have been censored are informative and contain important themes for learners. On this note, it is crucial to moderate censorship of books to foster the process of learning within the community.
Over the last four decades, the topic on censorship has garnered a lot of attention within the public. The public have been particularly critical about the use of language within some books due feeling that these books fall below the standards of literary works. In some instances, the students had to read new books since their course books had fallen victim of criticism of the parents who cite different reasons for censorship. In the last decade, over one thousand books have been banned and the rate seems to be on the rise (Patterson 78). In 2013 alone, over a hundred books the American Library Association had to ban over a hundred books for criticism within the public. The main reason for censorship has been that the books contain vulgar language, others depicts racism themes, gayism and lesbianism and occultism. The anti-censorship groups are the Kids Right to Learn Project (KRLP) who has successfully raised bans against books that the public had formerly raised concerns about (Doctorow 22). The increase in the censorship rate has become a controversial issue with different groups supporting a different side of the coin.
The censorship of books prevents the circulation of materials that cover the contemporary issues in the society. Over the past, the public among them parents have launched complains against coverage of themes such as homosexuality and racial bias in a wide range
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It also involves the surveillance, supervision and control of information or ideas that are promulgated in the society. Censorship has always been a hot topic of debate all over the world. It has remained a topic of heated discussions over the course of history.
(Name) (Professor) (Subject) (Date) Censorship of Books in the United States and Susan Glaspell’s Trifles Overview of the History of Censorship in the United States Books and other forms of literature are banned for several reasons, but mainly because the material is considered “sexually explicit,” it contains “offensive language,” and that it is “unsuited to any age group” (“About Banned & Challenged Books”).
It was not until 1966 that the book was finally released to the public as its content was determined to be irrelevant and unsurprising. Since the banning of Cleland’s novel, censorship has been used to protect people from improper media according to the standards of the government and smaller organizations that focus on censorship, though this has sparked the issue of how much censorship is too much censorship.
Name Course Tutor Date Argumentative Essay Wolf Daniel argues that censorship was not all bad because nowadays, even though restraints on speech have been abolished, we live in a new age of social control where at one moment stupidity, ugliness, insensitivity, and offence are celebrated but the opposition from a respectable opinion is wrongly perceived.
Censorship occurs when a third party decides to limit the contents of a book. Since, censorship controls the flow of ideas and information in the society in both democratic and non-democratic countries, there are arguments regarding its pros and cons. Censorship in general is applicable to television programs, movies, books, magazines and Internet.
hip is far more complicated than one person refusing to let another read or watch or listen to something. The sad, sorry history of the protests against the making and the release of The Last Temptation of Christ should stand as a shining example of how attempts at censorship almost always result in the opposite of the intended effect in the short run, though in the long run the intentions of those who desired to suppress the expression of free speech ultimately were realized.
ve topics, harmful behaviors or inconvenient practices in which these practices are not allowed by the government, media outlet or any controlling body composed of the influential people in a community such as church leaders, advocates or non-government organizations. It
Many children books put emphasis on being good mannered and warn the child on vioating any rules that are set by the parents. As a result, the book plays a great role in creating good morals on the children. This reduces