Essay Archive - Censorship of Books: Freedom of What?
Censorship of Books: Freedom of What?
The denotative meaning of censorship is the examination of books,
letters, movies, etc. and the removal of anything thought not right for the
people to see or hear. In other words, censorship takes away the right of
the individual to decide what is appropriate for them to see or hear. What
might offend one person may not offend another person, and it is unjust to
prohibit someone from reading or seeing “inappropriate” material based on
the opinion of someone else. Censorship occurs quite frequently in the
school system. Books are banned from librarie....