Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Argumentative Analysis

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Recent volatile outcries reacting to supposed racial injustice in a “civilized” post-segregation society explicitly suggest that we have yet to resolve sensitivity which minority groups, especially African-Americans, should be treated. As contemporary media dramatically escalates these issues, the disparity between the two proposed causes of controversy draws to a moot discussion. Coinciding arguments include those claiming the cause of civil disputes as a result of racism and others implying the cause as the over-sensitivity of the African-Americans. Having nearly been banned, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn serves as the zenith of controversy over racial injustice, prejudice, and discrimination found in American literature. The…show more content…
The irony cannot be avoided for it is blatantly written, under all circumstances, it is incredulous that Pap continues to believe he is superior to the Black professor solely because of his race. Twain effectively uses these authentic characters to satirize them by exposing the fallacy in their logic. The “N-word” should not be removed because it is demeaning, rather it accurately reflects the attitudes of the time in which it was acceptable. An Oregon publishing company censored the word and replace it with “slave” to allow its universal use in public schools. While it is an attempt to appeal to wary English teachers, the replacement of the word supplants its value altogether. In an interview mediated by Byron Pitts, several students and African-Americans asserts their opinion of the word itself and if it offends the ethnic group it refers to. During the interview, students claim that Twain had purposely and frequently inserted the word to draw attention.Yet an African-American student finds the constant use of the word is unnecessary; he believes it generates discomfort as mentioning “a history no one wants to relive.” In addition, a teacher reports that the word is not given power neither because of its use or omission, “it [comes] into the classroom with that power.” Even from a literary standpoint, most people find this term unacceptable and this conflict and commotion is exactly what professor David Bradley refers to a “teaching moment.” Pitts, later in the interview, continues with professor Bradley to discuss the so-called sanitized version of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Bradley adamantly opposes this, he reasons that this novel may be students’ first encounter with slavery and the term cannot be replaced by "slave". Slavery is conditional and could be escaped

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