The Day They Came to Arrest the Book - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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The national news coverage of the censorship of Huckleberry Finn at George Mason begins to take its toll on the citizens of the town. Many, including Reuben Foster, believe the town is being portrayed as a backwater village that "arrests books." When his wife accuses him of being silly, Foster states his realization that to ban a book is to arrest it, and take away its own freedoms. Similar statements are seen in the local newspaper, and editor Sandy Wicks, who originally voted to censor the book, publishes an editorial recanting her decision. Deirdre tells Nora that Frank Sylvester and Helen Cook plan to write similar letters, recanting their votes, partially due to other faculty members' refusal to speak to the two individuals since the vote. When Nora admits she is one ignoring the two instructors, Deirdre points out it is hypocritical to tout free...

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