The text and lecture offers two opposing views on influencec and contribution of Stein work in literature. The professor refutes allegation made on Stein. In one school of thought, the text criticises Stein 's work. The text states the her work had less influence than contemporaries because of her obscure style, no punctuation and no historical significance on American literature, However, professor disagrees with those points and put a cogent case. First, The text mentions that Stein 's work was obscure and hard to read.
After reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn I could not understand people 's argument on banning this story that had gone way past it 's time showing the friendship between a black man and a white boy, which was almost unimaginable at the time in many people 's minds, and exposing the worst parts of humanity, showing that we don 't live in a picture-perfect world. While doing some research, however, I had found that most arguments against letting Huck Finn were because of the conspicuous and repetitive use of the n-word, as well as the extreme racial theme that is played out throughout the course of the novel. It all made sense to me then. As always America is again trying to cover up their insightful, but very real history, in hopes that it will be forgotten so that they can go on to be recognized as the
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck has many controversial experiences that are still a problem in today’s society, which is why we should keep teaching the book in school. Some may argue that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be taught in school because some of the characters are undeveloped. Jim is an African American slave who belongs to Miss. Watson. He is known to lack education and his dialogue is difficult to
We both agreed how inhuman it was for these slaves to be transported and punished. Before taking this course, it shows how little I knew about the Atlantic Slave Trade. I knew the basics, but the information I learned throughout the class discussion and Hitchcock’s slave database really shows the whole history. After viewing all the photographs/images I feel as I can describe a slaves’ journey from the start to their death. Lastly, Bradley and I debated if Columbus did more bad than good when finding America.
You’ll never get into my castle. You’ll never get past the gate.”(Runyon 157). In the quote, Brent is saying that no one will understand or get what he is going through, and he wants to keep it that way. The frightful quotes and inappropriate language is why this book shouldn’t be recommended to younger readers, but it might help older readers connect to the story
Why Would a Good Novel be Kicked out of the Classroom? A trashy and racist book wouldn 't be allowed in classrooms. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, is getting a lot of negative talk about. The dominant problem that students, parents, teachers, and even professors, face , is the usage of the n-word. After reading this adventurous story, it is hard to find the problem that is upsetting many people.
The first and number one banned book is the Bible (Dell 26). Reasons for banning books can be religious, political, social, and sexual content (11). Books in Pakistan are burned just so girls can’t read them and get an education (11). Kings books have been banned all around the world for various reasons, a few are the norm like sexual content and cussing. In several places that Carrie is banned it is considered “trash” or “age appropriateness”.
He was controversial for his time period and highly misunderstood. The writer of the famous book Little Women was opposed to Mr. Twain’s style of writing. As a primarily youth author he described some pretty bold and touchy subjects. Critics often said that children should not be exposed to such vulgarity as Alcott demonstrates here when she says “If Mr. Clemens cannot think of something better to tell our pure minded lads and lasses, he had best stop writing for them (Alcott 1868)”. One critic says: “Perhaps no other American author is so widely misunderstood as Mark Twain (Hearn 4)”.
“Looking for Alaska” is an amazing book yet, it is banned for being real. Looking for Alaska was banned for gateway sexual activity but there is several other cases where the book was kinda risky. The book was banned in Tennessee by Sumner County because of a bill passed by the Tennessee Legislature stating teacher can’t encourage gateway sexual activity. One Sumner County parent spoke out on why they banned the book saying, “Kids at this age are impressionable.
AAVE is largely misunderstood in a pop culture, everyone thinks AAVE as an unacceptable English when, in fact, it’s not an unacceptable English, it is a full-fledged dialect of English.There is absolutely nothing wrong with AAVE, but it just wasn’t appreciated because of its historical and social reasons, for example relating it to the history of the race or the socioeconomic classes, etc.During that period anything the Black people would do would be called defective, they weren’t allowed in any sort of media or in any educational field because they didn’t want the next generation to learn poor English and instead learn the standard English. So AAVE, as we all know was widely misrepresented. But, as the years passed by, AAVE started to become