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  1. 1. Theme Group Banned but used in high school and college curricula
  2. 2. 1984 “ War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.”
  3. 3. 1984 Challenged <ul><li>Challenged many times on grounds of “communist” and sexual content , but mainly for political reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged in 1981 in Jackson Country, Florida. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1984 Themes <ul><li>Themes – fear, hated, nationalism, guilt, oppression, rebellion, control, brain washing, surveillance. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Parallels between Nazi Germany and Oceania <ul><li>The rise of Nazi Germany is parallel to the book 1984. This was the reality that the author based he’s book on; European countries during 1930’s. In which the rise of great government began to take control. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Catcher in the Rye What really knocks me out is a book, when you're all done reading it, you wished the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. Holden Caulfield in Chapter 3
  7. 7. The Catcher in the Rye <ul><li>1985 - Banned in Freeport High School, DeFuniak Springs, Florida </li></ul><ul><li>1978 - Removed from Issaquah, Washington, optional high school reading list </li></ul><ul><li>1979 – Removed from required reading list, Middleville, Michingan </li></ul><ul><li>1980 - Jackson-Milton school libraries, North Jackson, Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>1982 - Anniston, Alabama, high school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>1983 - Challenged by Libby (Montana) High School </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Catcher in the Rye Themes <ul><li>Alienation and Loneliness </li></ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul><ul><li>The Phoniness of the Adult World </li></ul><ul><li>The Pain of Growing Up </li></ul><ul><li>Failure </li></ul><ul><li>Guilt and Innocence </li></ul><ul><li>Anger </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul>