Censorship: this essay is on an article about the censorship of Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger, and whether censorship is moral in general.

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Censorship One particular English teacher wanted to have her students read The Catcher in the Rye, but was aware of the profanity described in the novel. Worried that the parents might oppose, she asked permission of the parents, and most of them seemed fine with it. Of course, later on, someone complained and the school board voted to ban the book from being read in the district. The teacher made a point that censorship does …

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…In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden teaches more lessons about protecting our loved ones from profanity than he actually uses it himself. Sure, his language wasn't completely clean, but it was necessary for his character. If everyone spoke the same, life would be pretty boring. Besides, not once in the whole book did I read a word or idea that I don't hear almost every day and even once in a while use myself.