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  • Advocates Of School Library Book Censorship
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    because he thinks they might contain 'obscenities or offensive sexual references' (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to 'restrict' the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....
  • Mature Content Of Some Books
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    Why There Should be Censorship Censorship is the examination of material for objectionable matter. It is used to keep material from influencing people the wrong way. A book has always been able to affect people, either positively or negatively. And censorship of books makes sure that way is positive. That is why the censorship of books should exist in public schools. One reason that censorship should exist is that it would make sure books don't distort reality. It isn't uncommon to hear that a c...
  • Greek Censorship Print Section In Athens
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    Censorship, supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical or blasphemous, seditious or treasonable, or inj...
  • Our Right To Censor Censorship
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    Censorship should be censored In 443 BC the comitia century of the ancient Roman State began the fight over censorship, or withholding lawful information from the public to protect the public from violence, pornography, etc This committee felt there was a need for the office of censor who decided what were correct manners and morals. This Roman Empire was the beginning of the war over censorship. Still we feel the need to tighten censorship from the public for various reasons. One argument is th...
  • Censorship In Society If Our Society
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    Censorship in Society If our society decides to have censorship, we compromise our freedom of speech and are left with the chore of deciding where to draw the illusive and unstable line between what should be censored and what should not. When the issue of censorship needs to be addressed question arise such as Who will enforce it and Who will decide what is right Ironically, the people who censor materials to protect the common people do not have the common persons best interest in mind. It is ...
  • Main Character In Bradbury's Book
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    FAHRENHEIT 451 BY RAY BRADBURY This is an essay over the book Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. In this book two of the main characters are a man named Faber, who loves books, and the fire chief, Beatty, who destroys books. This essay will cover the reasons for the book being written, and the theories about books discussed by these two characters in this book. This book was written to show the evils of censorship. Ray Bradbury wrote this book because he could not stand the censorship going on aro...
  • Book Huckleberry Finn
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    Censorship Selena NuutinenMrs. Hill 1st hour November 12, 2000? Censorship... a system under which official censors must give permission before communications of a specified type can lawfully be made? (Wilgoren, 1). Recently censorship has become a major problem in our society. Censorship should not be banned on books. People should not be told they cannot read a book.? Unfortunately history has shown that words can be used for ill as well as for good, to destroy lives as well as to enhance them...
  • Lives Of People In The Book
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    In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, the people live in a society full of censorship. Montag, the main character of the story, is inspired by a young girl to question law around him and he begins to have doubts about what good they serve. In Fahrenheit 451, censorship in the world consists of book burning, manipulative parlor families, and the intolerance of those who attempt to be an individual. Book burning in the story is done by firemen to supposedly prevent society from unhappy emotions and un...
  • Banned Books
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    Literary Censorship Censorship in American society is inconsistent and biased toward things that affect adults. American censorship may help control the bitter world of television, video games, and music, but what about the literary documents? Literature is defined as the body of written works of a language, period, or culture. This can include newspapers, magazines, textbooks, or even the novels and books that are considered classics. These items are not always put under the microscope and cens...
  • Fahrenheit 451 Concerning Censorship
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    In the book Fahrenheit 451 the theme is a society / world that revolves around being basically brain washed or programmed because of the lack of people not thinking for themselves concerning the loss of knowledge, and imagination from books that don't exist to them. In such stories as the Kurt Vonnegut's 'You have insulted me letter' also involving censorship to better society from vulgarity and from certain aspects of life that could be seen as disruptive to day to day society which leads to ce...
  • Web Banned Books
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    Banned Books Throughout the century there has existed books have books which have been the objects of censorship or censorship attempts. Every year, books in the U.S. and around the world are challenged. Some of the challenged books are banned, some aren't. Many were banned for decades from the U.S. mails under the Comstock Law of 1873. Some books have been banned for their frank sexual descriptions and their parodies of contemporary literature. Several of these books are banned due to injurious...
  • Issue Of Censorship In America's Schools
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    CENSORSHIP IN SCHOOL IS NOT RIGHT I believe that Imposing censorship within America's schools is not only against the First Amendment of the United State Constitution, but it is also against the very moral fiber upon which this country was founded. In an attempt to limit access to so-called sensitive issues and concepts, radical right wing supporters have pushed their weight around to remove any and all questionable works of literature from school libraries. The right to interpret the written wo...
  • Moral Censorship
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    Censorship Senior English Mrs. Richardson 22 June 1999 Censorship is the control of communication between people. This includes restrictions on what can be seen and heard. Mostly, censorship is practiced byGoverments. But religious and political leaders and special interest groups also try to control the flow of information. (Berger 1) Censorship violates individual rights, hides useful information, and limits freedom of speech. The four major types of censorship are moral, military, political, ...
  • Hentoff Believes
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    I did my report on the First Amendment. The First Amendment of the United States states that, "Congress shall make no law against the freedom of speech, nor of the press". However, the list of banned books in public schools and libraries is astonishing. Most people against literary censorship act with what they beleive to be highest cause: protecting their families as well as their communities from evil. They see that they are preserving the values that the the entire society should take in to a...
  • Music And Internet Censorship
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    The First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states that congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free practice thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. However, in the 1990's, many books, music, and online services have been under attack. The banning of literature, music, and other forms of ex...
  • Censor The Books
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    Anti-Censorship For a long time, censorship has existed. In the ancient Egyptian empire, nothing negative could be said about the gods. When America was an English colony, if anyone spoke out against the King of England, it was considered treason. In the pre-civil war period, books like "Uncle Tom's Cabin" were banned in the south. And even today, censorship laws have been implemented on the internet. In all these cases, it did nothing positive. The Egyptian empire collapsed, The United States h...
  • Different About Censorship In Fahrenheit 451
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    Censorship is a main theme in Fahrenheit 451, maybe the theme in which it is most known for because it explains what the world is coming to. In the world of Fahrenheit 451, books are burned because they cause people to actually think and this scares the government, which is unwanted in their society. What's different about censorship in Fahrenheit 451, is that it seems to have began with the people, not the government wanting to control them. People were very unhappy and curious, so the governme...
  • Teachers Censor Their Students
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    Aaron Heath Dr. Harris English 102 Research paper Censorship The idea of censorship in our country is the idea that certain people are restricted from doing certain things because of safety or moral value. Is censorship a good idea? Or is it taking away our freedom to do what we want to do. Censorship is a good thing that our sociaty has. But there are some people out there in our sociaty that think censorship takes away our freedoms to do what we want to do. The first example of the way we use ...
  • Most Common Examples Of Censorship
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    The 1st Amendment clearly states that Congress shall make no law prohibiting the exercise of abridging the freedom of speech or the right of the people to peaceably to assemble. Throughout my brief existence I've witnessed and personally experienced the influential power of speech, whether utilized for good or evil. Yet this universal force, that if place in the wrong hands, has more destructive intensity then all the world's nuclear arsenal together. It is my belief that all men have the right ...

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