Why Should Banned Books Be Banned

Decent Essays
Charjully Goff
Ms. Lippay
English 9th
September 23rd, 2014
Banned Books

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame”- Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet. Banned books are books that people can’t have access to. This is considered also as book censorship, sometimes due to religious, political and moral purposes. The main books that have been banned are usually because they contain religion purposes that might offend, sex scenes, drugs, prostitution, crimes ,and racism that are found “influential” to teens. In other words they are mostly books that contain inappropriate content. Another reason books are banned is because they might contain racial themes. And also because of religion motives. I believe books shouldn't be banned, I believe we should decide on what we want to read depending on our values and principles.

Libraries, schools, and many other local organizations have taken their time to ban books. The American Library Association have banned books with their best intentions, to protect children from though ideas and information. Books have been
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an example of a banned book due to racism. This is considered as a racist book because it’s said that Mark Twain uses the “N” word and this is considered a controversial word in the English language. Also some other books are banned because of this same cause because they show “white superiority” according to them. I believe some books that contain racist remarks, are not meant in any bad way, but people might get offended. But I believe that overall they are books that show a little bit of history, such as how people were before. I don’t think that this should be considered wrong ,no book should ever be banned. Authors write these types of books to express themselves and show how they feel or felt about some things that might've occurred to them in their

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