Thursday, October 05, 2006

Irony so thick you can cut it with a knife

And now for a small rant from me -

In honor of National Banned Books Week, a teacher in Conroe, Texas assigned Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451 - a book about censorship and free thought whose title refers to the temperature at which paper burns. Ironically, it is often a challenged or banned book. Now, it is being challenged once again by the father of one of the students even after his daughter was given an alternative assignment.

From an article about the incident - "It is ironic in the truest sense that a fictional book on book banning is now the target of a request to remove it from school curriculum." And a quote from the father - "There's no reason for it being read."

Actually, sir, you are demonstrating the exact reason why this novel SHOULD be read.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Banning books is wrong, its against the Consitution, technically. And if that man says don't in this case, do, like you said. It may not be what adults wish there kids to read, but they can read what they wish.

Matt said...

Excellent point, well made!