Saturday, September 29, 2012

Stream of Conciousness #4

Prompt: Banned Books

     Isn't ironic that banned books are some of the most popular books in the world? Why? Because people desperately want what they can't have.

     Banned books have been around...well...for a long time. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic example because of its dealing with slavery. As well as Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Slavery was a tense issue and anyone who dare go against it whether in writing or in talking were basically signing their social death warrant. People did it anyway. They wrote what they want and made the world see what they were blind to.

     Alice In Wonderland is also considered a banned book because it basically a satire of the royal family of England at the time. So all our great stories came from stories that were never meant to be.


  1. That is the best way to get people to read - tell them they can't read something. Great point.

  2. Uncle Tom's Cabin was the voice of the abolitionist movement, and got people thinking. What's not to ban?

  3. I want to know why these books are STILL banned today? I mean, we're thru the slavery issue, right? This is history. Are we trying to cover up history and pretend it didn't happen? I'm in the process of reading Huck Finn (hopefully the review will go up this week!) and I'm awed at Mark Twain's great sense of humour.


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