The Catcher in the Rye Essay | Arguments Against Banning Catcher in the Rye

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Arguments Against Banning Catcher in the Rye

Summary: Those who support the banning of JD Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye because of the controversial issues it raises overlook important messages Salinger communicated in the book. The novel teaches positive lessons regarding moral behavior, religious acceptance, and tolerance of others, enabling the reader to achieve a greater understanding of other people's lives.

The Catcher in the Rye

By: JD Salinger

Why The Catcher in the Rye Should Not be Banned

By: Ryan Gash

By: Ryan Gash

There are people who would like to see The Catcher in the Rye banned from our schools because it contains disturbing issues. In my opinion they are overlooking the message that J.D. Salinger was trying to communicate. In this novel, the characters exhibit a wide scope of behaviors from honorable to ignominious. The novel presents issues such as respect for religion, or lack thereof. As though these issues were not enough by themselves, there is also the subject of intolerance of others. How, may you ask, should this novel be allowed in our schools? Well, the answer lies deep within the symbolism of the novel, not in the text itself. While this novel contains controversial issues, it teaches...

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