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Analysis Of The Article, Censorship: A Personal View By Judy Blume

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In the article censorship: a personal view by Judy bulme she discusses and touches on censorship in literature in children and young adolescence books. Now in article there are a lot of possible exigencies listed threw out the article one of the main exigencies is that Judy bulme has personal experience with censorship as a little girl, with that personal account she has familiarity that compels and gives her credibility to write this article. With exigencie their also comes a purpose bulme’s purpose in the article is trying to convince parents that you should not coddle a young teen or an adolescent from literature that may not be suitable for them, but let their mind wonder and explain it after they read it. Also she communicates that censorship on books are not right because it’s unconstitutional violating the first amendment freedom of press. The audience she speaks to in article is the group of parents that are like middle age and older that have one track minds, and have to young teens and adolescent ages between 12-9 years old that are hesitant to let their children to read edgy books, teens who were her age and, have or experience the same thing she went thought as a kid, teachers and facility that believe in her cause that have lost their job over edgy books that were not age appropriate to their students. The context that you have to consider in the time of Judy bulme article is there is are a lot of issues going on the America culture that censorship of government felt need be. For inesxctie like the cold war was going on and nobody knew if another war was going to break out at any time. So any material that seemed edgy or conserverial it was going to be censored or restricted by the censors to the minors. Then there was the up rise from the catcher and rye book going on in the society and parents found that to believe that it was anti- bible and to be exterminated from school curricula. and all the murders and assassinations attempts mark chapman who assassinated john Lennon was found carrying a book , john Hinckley who attempted to murder president Reagan in 81 who was suspected to have been fixated with a book ,and Robert john bardo , who murdered Rebecca Schaeffer was found carrying a book when he visited her apartment the basic premise of all these attempts is that society at the time and the government was afraid of the power of a book can do to a mind and definitely a young mind .
In the light of, Judy Blume uses her personal familiarity to argue the idea of censorship and suggests a different way to handle it. She starts her article by describing her first contact with censorship and continues to talk about her experiences as an...

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