Huck Finn Analysis

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History Needs to Be Preserved in Order to Show How Far We Have Come

In the article “Expelling ‘Huck Finn’” Nat Hentoff argues weather the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain should be taught to children in school or taken off the lesson plans. There has been a lot of debate weather the book is racist or if it’s just the time that it was written in. Though many people in modern time 2018, think the book is racist and should not be taught to students; that is not completely true. Sure it would be hard to tell if the book is racist or not if you do not completely understand the history of the time the book is set in. The book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is not racist, but more so just how people talked in 1885. That is part of history and shouldn’t be erased; it shows us how far we have come. Hentoff argues in his article “Expelling ‘Huck Finn’” that the book should be taught to the children in schools. In his argument he explains that the NAACP of Pennsylvania State believes that “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be removed from the mandatory reading list.” The NAACP also claims that it “has damaging effects on the self-esteem of African American
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It was proved that even the African American children could tell that the book is in fact not racist, but how people talked back then. You cannot re-write or change history, it happened and should be taught as it happened. There will always be someone who takes offence to books like ‘Huck Finn’ because in today’s society mostly everyone is so sensitive. The fact that most people can see that it is a way of teaching children how life used to be and history, just proves the books worth. The Adventures of book Huckleberry Finn is not racist and should still be taught to children not only to preserve history, but to show how far we have
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