Essay on Banning Books Gives Us Silence When We Need Speech

1202 Words Oct 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Once said by the famous Stephen Chbosky, “Banning books gives us silence when we need speech. It closes ours ears when we need to listen. It makes us blind when we need sight.” I think this book should be banned because it displays delicate and sensitive material and would put bad images into the younger generation 's minds and be corrupted by it. It should only be read by high school and college students because the material in the book can be understood by those age groups and they would know how to handle it and not be discouraged by it. The reasons why this particular book was banned/challenged is because of sexual situations, drug abuse, profanity, coming of age, sexuality, sex, love, alcohol, and torture shown throughout the book.

A teen that doesn’t fit in well with society, Charlie, has always watched life from the sidelines and never took interest until Sam and Patrick popped up into his life and taught Charlie what life is really like when you 're not watching from the sidelines. Both Sam and Patrick teach Charlie things on how live life to the fullest and how have fun when you actually have people to spend it with. While learning the joys of friendship, love, music and more, a teacher he is close to, inspires Charlie to become a writer. Unfortunately, as his friends prepare for the next phase of their lives and go off to college, Charlie has a hard time adjusting to his new life without Sam and Patrick. Charlie will experience new things in his life that he…

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