Okay, back to reality for me.
Back to work, back to sports, back to blogging. Business as usual.
Finished Of Mice and Men before I left to Georgia for my wedding and finished To Kill A Mockingbird on the airplane to Italy.
Of Mice and Men an American story of deteriorated dreams written very lyrically by John Steinbeck.
To Kill A Mockingbird a wonderfully written, heartfelt story told from the perspective of a southern child. Written by Harper Lee.
There is no doubt that these books are classics and they are very well written. However, is the language in these books too vulgar/racist for the 21st Century? I say, yes.
To me, it makes no difference if you are saying a vulgar/racist word out loud or if you are saying it in your head when reading. It feels wrong. It feels uncomfortable. Are children reading these in school? I don’t remember reading it in school but I don’t remember a lot of things growing up.
(pause for research)
“very widely taught in English-speaking public schools in America…”
I haven’t done a lot of research on this subject so you will need to excuse me for my ignorance. But please, feel free to comment on this post with any additional information or opinions on this subject.
Reading Pride and Prejudice now