In the case of The Catcher in the Rye, students are missing out on a perspective that could help them realize that they are not alone. Students cannot be therefore protected absolutely from the use of profanity because they will hear it everywhere. In 1960, a teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma was fired for assigning the book to an eleventh grade English class. When monitoring the use of foul language in one lunch period, the researchers recorded an average of twenty-nine curse words in the twenty-eight minute lunchtime, just in the section of the school the observers were monitoring Jacques. He, too, objects to the profanity. The truth is, I read all kinds of stuff that I got a big bang out of.
It was basically the result of the one book-banning campaign that I saw close-up as an adult. Actually, Issaquah probably became less of a laughingstock than Federal Way did some 30 years later when its school board imposed a moratorium on showings of former Vice President Al Gore'ês film about climate change, An Inconvenient Truth. I can understand why most people would try to ban the book because of this reason. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1996. When struggling with your essays, is always the best place to be. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them.
The survey results showed that the average of hearing cursing in the foyer was 4. Determined protest from book importers and anti-censorship groups, as well as a change in the attitudes of key Customs personnel, contributed to a more relaxed policy. An English teacher at the high school subsequently assigned the novel Ordinary People to his students. Be sure to have an alternate novel to give those students who choose not to read it. Therefore, the Catcher in the Rye should not be banned or challenged in the schools. At the first meeting of our local school board — of which I'm a member — after Salinger's death, I proposed banning The Catcher in the Rye.
Really, there were no sinister plots, car chases, or explosions. This Holden guy, the main character, seemed much older than I was, even though he was only 17. As a matter of fact, I think 'The Catcher in the Rye' is a perennial No. It is fine for some censorship in books for schools, but maybe just for the actual children. Note how the tone is ironic, cynical, and humorous.
Even in my early teens, I knew this wasn'êt healthy. Therefore, there is not adequate reason for banning the Catcher in the Rye. When a copy of the book was seized from the Parliamentary Library in September 1957, the press declared the ban a national embarrassment and widely criticised the censorship regime. Not so coincidentally, Holden has no respect for adults with authority, because he knows exactly what they all think of him and his choices. While I was not as worldly as the upper-middle-class Holden was, I found I still shared common characteristics with the main character. In addition to these incidents that run through the novel, Holden Caufield hires a prostitute—albeit for talking—gets beat up by a pimp, and has a mental breakdown.
Which actually wasn't a bad solution. This book has many situations where the character is dealing or creating with lying. After all, he had obsessive delusions about things that might seem inconsequential to most of the other characters in the book. Following the 1958 review, the banned list was reduced to 178 titles. Speaking of religious figures, that brings us to another point on why the novel was originally banned.
In addition, it would restrict freedoms of speech and expression and even though it has featured several controversial issues like profanity, the book has very essential moral lessons that the readers could benefit from. Book censorship is one of few areas that are censored from the public, and it is a shame that a select few individuals can determine what is acceptable and what is not. Rebecca Cho Professor Sandra D. Optional High School reading list'ê too. Over the past years, the place shut itself inwards from the changing world.
It was one of the 10 most challenged books in 2005. Keller-Gage, an English teacher, was asked not to speak, and a small group of people led by a woman who says she has not read - and never would read - such a book, persuaded the school board to ban it this month from the Boron High School supplementary reading list. It made me feel that Holden and the author understood me. Also make sure you put your works cited in alphabetic order by author. The novel has not only been the target of ridicule and criticisms, but has also sparked an intriguing discussion on its validity for use in high schools. The superintendent told me that when he saw that small, black body, he had cried.
But he knew which side of his bread was buttered, and he did what the administration told him to do. Books are banned because of the whole book in general or sometimes even for a single word or because the cover seems to suggest an offensive subject matter. The only thing I got from this book was to avoid the wrong path and stay on the good. I don't think it makes sense to say that something is not relevant from a literary point of view. They want to protect their children from the things that are related with sexuality. On a more positive note, many people do enjoy to work of J. You never know where the hell you are.
Holden narrates the events, yet does not understand their significance. It's often hard to believe that the book itself is the only issue when irate citizens try to get one pulled out of the classroom or off the shelves. Often calling Jim the only good man in the room. That factor alone is what makes The Catcher in the Rye significantly more important culturally and socially. Unless of course, you were amongst a selected group of students known as the Advanced Placement, then you were permitted to read. Other than that small detail the paper is really good.