Friday, April 1, 2016

Should Harry Potter Be Banned? By: Aleena Khan

Title: Should Harry Potter Be Banned?
By: Aleena Khan
 
Did you know that the novel Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is banned from several schools and libraries?  The novel is banned because it “promotes witchcraft; they sets bad examples; and they’re too dark” (Ross 1). On the other hand, I have read this novel countless times, and I think everyone should read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stonefor its lovable characters and astonishing themes. This novel is being judged too harshly by some people that have not even read the novel! This novel is not trying to convey bad examples, but a fun whimsical adventure of Harry and his friends. In fact, the characters in Harry Potter are inspirational to people who read the novels. Harry, the main character is strong and stable after being neglected and not being given the daily support ordinary children receive such as family. In the text it states, “Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs was full of them, and that was where he slept” (Rowling 19). Later in the novel, Harry finds out he is loved and important, and known as a hero to all, and referred to as “The Boy Who Lived” and “The Chosen One”. All in all, this book should not be banned and confined from people interested in reading this novel.

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