Offensive Language – One of the main reasons people have banned The Catcher in The Rye is because it contains foul language. The protagonist, a sixteen-year-old boy named Holden swears throughout the book, which makes parents feel like he’s a bad role model for their teens who are reading the novel in school.
What grade do you read Catcher in the Rye?
However, a strong 13+ reader should not have any trouble with the text, and a mature 13 + will understand that the “bad behavior” and cursing is not to mimicked. In sum, a great read that will not transform your child into anything bad, just a better reader.
Should I read The Catcher in the Rye?
In conclusion the book Catcher in the Rye is relatable to high school students and they should keep reading this in classes because it teaches them life lessons. I am just finishing up my high school career and i completely relate to holden. Holden hates change and that’s what makes growing up so hard for him.
Is Catcher in the Rye banned in public schools?
“The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger has been removed from school reading lists, citing a plot that is “centered around negative activity.”
Why is Catcher in the Rye called that?
The book’s title stems from a scene in Chapter 16 when Holden observes a young boy who, ignored by his parents, walks in the street while singing “If a body catch a body coming through the rye.” Holden interprets this scene as a perfect expression of the innocence of youth.
What is the danger of banning books?
By banning books with important context, we risk the inception of more racial injustice within our society as a whole. No matter how horrible our history is, it is more important now than ever that students are well informed to prevent repeating history.
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