banned or not

Banned or Not? Just say You gonna do what your mammy wouldnt. First he put his thing up against my hip and sort of wiggle it around. Then he grab hold my titties. Then he push his thing inside my *censored*. When that hurt, I cry. He start to choke me, saying You better shut up and get used to it. (Walker 1-2) If you as a parent took The Color Purple off the shelves and just opened the book you would begin by reading the quote above. As a parent who just opens the book and reads the first two pages, already, based on a snap judgment do not want their child to read this Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. The much talked about novel, The Color Purple, can be seen as controversial to many different groups of people. This book for some time now has been under evaluation as to when if at anytime this book should be introduced to students. This book contains many different topics that people may not comprehend and may just see the different scenes as offensive instead of exploring the scenes for the deeper meaning. One man in Tennessee declares. I just read enough of the book to know I dont want to read the book. (Holt 15) Is this a fair judgment to be made? This novel explores the journey of the main character, Celie in her search to find her true self and discover the true meaning of love. Some people find this novel inappropriate because it goes beyond societies norms and explores many controversial topics. Majority of arguments against this book are based on personal feeling. They do not take into consideration the life lessons that are to be learned by reading this book. One woman in Chattanooga, Tennessee says, But this garbage they are dishin out, I dont appreciate it. Its just trash to me. (Chattanooga 162) This womens claim for the reasons why she doesnt like this book are based on how she feels, she doesn…

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