Monday, March 22, 2010

My Teachers' Crazy Theories

#1
Mrs. A. English.

While my teacher was passing out books for our new "unit" (Catcher in the Rye), one of the students in my class asked her how good the book was.

She replied, "It's phenomenal. It's also banned in a lot of places. The more a book is banned, the better it is. The best books are banned."

Hmm...

Do you agree?

(Don't let me sway you, but I am personally on the opposite side.)

5 comments:

Noël De Vries said...

She obviously has issues.

Personally, I think Charles Dickens is amazing, but I'm pretty sure he's never been banned.

There goes her theory.

Edge said...

C.S. Lewis, anyone?

Noël De Vries said...

eh, though, if Phillip Pullman had his way, Lewis' Narnia books would be banned...

Robbie De Vries said...

Your teachers theory might hold some water if she applied it to banishing people. It seems that in all the histories of Rome and Greece, they were always banishing the good people. Maybe she thought (like Socrates) that if a thing holds true to one thing, it must hold true to everything. That is by the way a slight exaggeration on his beliefs . . . Or late beliefs

Maggie DeVries said...

Well, considering I know her genre of books that she likes, I can tell you that was not her meaning, ha ha.

Though I would agree otherwise.