Huckleberry Finn Debate

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It is not right to deprive young minds from the realism that The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn provides. This book is very valuable to the teen in today’s society, and needs to be in our libraries today, it shows the reader a time when slavery was legal and accepted in society, and also gives the reader a different view on slavery overall. Huck Finn has been banned and or challenged because of the word “nigger” and satirizing southerners culture and heritage. In today’s society the word “nigger” is offensive to most blacks and is no longer accepted in Society. It is seen as a slang term, bad language, and a racial slur directed towards African Americans. Most critics and groups bombarding the classic novel are more concerned that they children …show more content…

This novel will allow a safety in a classroom by easily starting a controlled debate over racist people and modern problems that relate. A controlled debate is helpful assignment to give students the opportunity to speak their minds on topics that may be ignored otherwise. People are too too distracted by the vulgar language that offends them rather than see what the words usefulness is to the novel. The actions of Huck Finn himself are somewhat racist also he still see Jim as at least a person. Throughout the book Huck faces the a difficult decision of whether or not to turn Jim in. He starts to see that even altough that Jim is a black slave, he is a person and he has emotions just like Huck does. Huck tricks Jim and regrets it dearly he promises not to do it again. Huck knew what was right whether he wanted to do it or not Huck turned away from society’s wants and apologizes. Twain uses this to show Huck as boy uncivilized but still somewhat racist, but h continues to put more distance between him and society. “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.”(Twain, 88). Huck says it took him fifteen minutes to think about it, he is

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