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The practice of book banning has no clear beginning. But one thing that’s for sure is that it has been around for a long time. Most of the classic stories that people today hold very dear have either been or is currently banned in a certain place in the world, be it a civilized city or a small secluded community. Back in 1900, the always popular Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in New Hampshire schools for supposedly making sexual references and was again banned in the 1960’s over the fear that it might promote drug use (Buzzfeed Staff). And three Makes Tango, based on the true story of two male penguins living in a New York city zoo that hatch an egg together, came
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The Banning of Guns I am doing my report on the banning of guns in the United Stated of America. I do no think that guns should be banned from the Untied States of America because there is one reason they would be banned for, people shooting one another. But guns are not only used for killing people, they are used for many other things too. People use them for hunting. People would no longer be able to hunt if guns are banned. They are used for hunting deer, birds, or any other animals that are hunted. " About three/fourths of all U.S.homes own at least one gun. The top reason for gun ownership are protecting the home, hunting,and target shooting. Gun violence is a
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AP Language- Period 6
30 October 2017
“Banning the Box” for the Greater Good
The “ban the box” movement is one that has acquired much controversy. Nationwide, over 150 cities have adopted the “ban the box” initiative, where employers and companies consider a job applicant’s qualifications first, without the stigma that stems from a criminal record. This movement provides potential candidates with criminal records a fairer chance at getting a job. “Banning the box” is not only beneficial for ex-felons, but the rest of the United States population as well. The economy profits from it and the likelihood of an ex-felon re-offending decreases tremendously. When
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The Importance of Protecting Youth:
For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. Every year, high schools around America analyze thousands of books to choose the most compelling and engaging titles for young teen readers, many parents often feel that the chosen books are inappropriate for their kids. Many people have a problem with book banning and believe it should be a human right to let school-aged students to choose for themselves. This has been a problem for decades that people have not been able to solve. The other side
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people arguing about whether or not Huck Finn should be included are either people who haven't read the book, or because of the notorious "n" word. Most people nowadays who argue an opinion will only listen (or read) what they want to hear (or see). After parents hear mention of the "n" word in their son's/daughter's book, they immediately think it should be banned. If someone tells a parent to read the book, most will just go through and count how many times the "n" word is used, instead of focusing on plot or Twain's depiction of society in that time period. Even people who weren't racist in Twain's childhood time called African Americans the "n" word. That is one of the reasons this book
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least a start to end segregation altogether. The book shows us how much this issue was fought over, and the sort of extremely unfair incidents that would happen all the time. It is actually better that we are reading this book in the present rather than before segregation became illegal, because now we can actually see the injustice.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a great novel for older students to read, because it shows us good values and how racism and prejudice shaped the county of Maycomb. It also teaches us about this period of time in our history, during the great depression and before the laws against segregation were passed. Banning this book from schools will deprive the students from a classic novel with a story about people and their differences. This novel should instead be used in the school’s curriculum, because people of all ages have something to gain from the experience of reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Parents and adults have always tried to keep their children safe. All adults want the best for their children, even if that means having to heavily censor what they see and read. Books for adolescents seem to be heavily censored or the ones that are more often challenged and banned. Why is that? Well it could be that adults do not like their children to be exposed to material that challenges the status quo. That being anything that isn’t a straight white culture. Book challenging isn’t something that is new, it has been around for as long as books marketed for young readers have been around.
A popular subject that always
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because the spotlight is not on gun
control as much as it should be because key people in our country are too afraid to talk about it.
If more leaders talked about it in a strong and constructive manner, more people might see that
gun control is just banning all guns or banning assault rifles, but it is about finding the balance
between too much regulations and not enough. (Young Mitchell, Book Editor, Gun Control,
Thomas Gale, 2007, “Gun Control Will Not Prevent Terrorism”)
Certain gun control laws are already in place in most states. Background checks are
already needed to buy guns from certified gun dealers and certain types of people are not allowed
to buy guns. For example if you are a
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, Section 9 prohibits Congress from doing any of the following:
· Banning the slave trade before 1808.
· Suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus except in emergencies.
· Passing ex post facto laws. This is a law that makes an act a crime even though the act was legal when it took place.
· Passing bills of attainder. This is a legislative act that declared a person guilty of violating the law and set the punishment without a court trial.
· Taxing anything exported from a state.
· Taking money from the treasury without first passing a law to do so.
· Granting titles of nobility.
In this way, the Framers tried to balance the need for a strong government with the need to limit its
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Charles Darwin is known for publishing his book, On The Origin of Species in 1859 which instills his theory on a topic that is extremely controversial, Evolution. Even in today’s society we see Evolution being brought up to conversation and still continues to be argued over. The acceptance of Evolution has not reached everyone in regards to social, religious or political areas therefore cannot be fully accepted in government or the future teachings of it. As of right now countries across the nation still are indecisive as whether to include evolution as a teaching, because it contradicts and interferes with many students beliefs of creationism or the Holy Lord. Even in
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role forming the plot, perhaps, in changing the status quo of this novel. Here we can observe how Montag's ignorance makes him burn books without him knowing what book contains. But his way of thinking changes when he meets a interesting individual such as Clarisse, a person who loves to observe and explore what is around her. Her personality triggers curiosity in Montag's mind, and is her who makes Montag notice the reality that everybody is going through.The author then introduces Mildred, Montag's wife, as a person who doesn't do anything than watch TV and take drugs to keep her young. We can associate Mildred with the entire civilization because it shows the impact of censorship, by
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in 1885 by Concord, Massachusetts, claiming it is “trash, and suitable only for the slums”, and in recent times, it is challenged for its use of racial slurs. On the other side, objectors to “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” claim it to be a “how-to-manual” for crime, and challenged it for “anti-white statements”. Ironically “Fahrenheit 451” a book about censorship, and the banning of books has been censored by schools. Vernando Middle School in Irvine California utilized a version of the book where every instance of “hell” and “damn” was blacked out. Censors such as that where profanity is removed is completely pointless, because kids have likely already heard these words at home, on
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Learning Site, 2012)Available at: https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/nazi-germany/films-in-nazi-germany/ [Accessed 23 Apr. 2018].]
Literature was also greatly affected by the National Socialism revolution as the Nazi regime maintained a close control over what could be published and read in the Third Reich. Literature was either acceptable to the Nazi state or it was not. The state gave importance to authors who wrote about the glorification of war, the Aryan ideal, Adolf Hitler and the praise of Nazi Germany[footnoteRef:12]. Over 20,000 books were burnt in the great “book burning” in May 1933. The books targeted for burning were those viewed as being subversive or as representing ideologies
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travels, observations and inquires using sources and was very concerned with the issue of being bias, this is revealed through the avoidance of making the Persians out to be “villains” although the Greeks may have been the heroes. Each of Herodotus’ “Logoi” was recited for entertainment and also in book format, according to Cagnazzi it would have taken three to four hours to recite. Herodotus or “the father of history” constructs his history with the use of eye-witness accounts; however some historians argue that he is the “father of lies” through the use of the supernatural. K.H Waters states although gods do not directly determine events “This is not to say that supernatural control, and
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Books". The H.W. Wilson Company. NewYork 1971.Garry, Patrick. An American Paradox "Censorship in a nation of free speech". PraegerWestport Connecticut. London.1993.Fodahl, Matthew. "'Black box' in cars has some fearing invasion of privacy" DailyBreeze 6 July. 2."Parental Control." Computer Software."Reno Vs. ACLU - The Battle over Communications Decency Act". Accessed 03 July2003. .Supreme Court Decision Index. Accessed 4 July. 2003.Zwick, Jim. Huckleberry Finn on Trial.Zwick, Jim. Civil Rights or Book Banning? Three New Approaches to Huckleberry Finn< http://www.boondocksnet.com/twainwww/essays/civil_rights9809.html>.
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weaknesses of the arguments presented in the letter, and assesses whether the author of the
letter would successfully persuade his readers.
Your analysis will be assessed on the following:
your ability to critically analyse the opinions and arguments presented;
your ability to evaluate the persuasiveness of the arguments presented;
how effectively you express yourself including the structure and organisation of your
The Canary Beach Shire Council, on the North Coast of New South Wales, has proposed banning
alcohol and live music in public parks during ‘Schoolies week’,1 and to run a campaign via
traditional and social media with the aim of
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many folklore collections that the Brothers Grimm would publish during their lifetime but this single collection contained over two hundred traditional fairy tales in the German language. Despite little Germans having the ability to read, these collections of traditional stories were widely popular and had been for years since the publication of the book. The works of the Brothers Grimm brought Germans together as they bonded over the tales they had heard as children and later read aloud to their own children, inspiring a shared feeling of German identity which resulted in the further appeal of nationalism. As well as Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm, there was also other distinctively German writers
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Only place one character space
between sentences (117).
All margins should
be set to 1” (116).
All text should be
Times New Roman,
12pt., and black (116).
To fully understand why the presence of guns at school can reduce violence, one must
first view the issue from a historical perspective. For “most of America’s history” (Kopel 518),
no laws prohibited the carrying of guns in schools. According to Kopel, “It was not uncommon
for students to bring guns to school, stored in their lockers or automobiles, to use for hunting or
target shooting after school” (518). The banning of guns on school grounds is a relatively new
development in American legislature, occurring
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, when it comprises eight cells. This might or might not provide time enough for a foreign nucleus to feel at home. However, were we to understand the nature of the re-programming that has to take place then there is every likelihood that both mice and humans could be cloned, although probably still with a very low success rate.In order to be prepared it is probably best to assume that the cloning of humans is not impossible. As has already been pointed out the technology has been available for decades had anyone wanted to try, but apart from the odd bogus book claiming to be an authentic account of human cloning it does not seem that anyone has. The great desire for vanity cloning appears to
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Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like White Elephants
The short story Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway is a story about a man and woman who are sitting at a bar at a small train station somewhere in Spain. They seem to be having a heated conversation about a mysterious “operation”. The author never explicitly says what the issue is between the man and woman, but it can be assumed it is about a huge and personal decision they have to make because of the literary devices the author uses. Throughout the story the author hints at what the mysterious operation really is. Hemingway uses symbolism, setting, and imagery to convey