Censorship: Good or Bad?

Tyler Freeman
CPN 100-022
Final draft #1
9/8/13

Censorship: Good or Bad?

Censorship is a topic that has been debated over for many years. It can be defined by The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia as "the official restriction of any expression believed to threaten the political, social or moral order" (298). Judy Blume is an author who has a lot of history with censorship and being censored by the public. In her piece "Censorship: A Personal View," Blume discusses some of her experiences with censorship. That experience includes having her books banned and her trying to get access to banned books. Censorship should be abolished completely because it should be the reader's freedom to ...

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article are taking those freedoms away from people all over the country. For example, principals and head executives of schools across America are the ones deciding what books they are allowing the children that go to their school to read. They do not allow them to decide on their own what they can and cannot read. This can hurt a child's learning process because they aren't learning first hand everything that they should learn early in their lifetime. The readers aren't the only ones losing some freedom though.
The authors that write articles are at an extreme cross roads when they are writing their stories. They aren't allowed the freedom to write whatever they feel like without having to deal with any consequence. Blume had an issue while writing Tiger Eyes when her editor told her she should take out a few lines of her story (300). She eventually listened to her editor and took out the lines in order for the story to be available to a much larger selection of people (300). ...

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Added: 10/13/2014 02:39:34 PM
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