How Should Huckleberry Finn Be Taught In Schools

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Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn created a controversy when it was first released. Today, 125 years later it is still making news and creating even more controversy, especially within high schools all over the country. Many people believe that high school students should not read Twain’s novel. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel that should still be read by all American high school students because of the history, characterization, and Twain’s remarkable growth as a writer. History is important to students everywhere, and Huckleberry Finn is most definitely an example of history. Many people believe that the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ruins the minds of students and that they would “go astray” because of the language, including the “n” word; what many people do not realize is that Twain was using the language that people from that day used.…show more content…
The way that Huck speaks to Jim shows exactly. “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn 't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn 't do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn 't done that one if I 'd a knowed it would make him feel that way.” Huck himself does not enjoy the fact that he has to apologize to Jim, because of the fact that he is indeed, a slave. The way that Jim talks is a way that people in the South talk. For example, Jim says, "Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on 'y white genlman dat ever kep ' his promise to ole Jim.” The way that Twain forms his characters are very important. Jim, being black, and Huck, white, shows that, yes there is a difference in color, but there is still a friendship that cannot be broken. Twain’s characterization in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is important to the novel; it shows much Twain grows as a
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