Huckleberry Finn Should Not Be Banned Essay

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You Do Not Ban Twain Mark Twain’s character, Jim, once said,“Just because you’re taught that something’s right and everyone believes it’s right, it don’t make it right.” The NAACP also says this about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: ” You don’t ban Mark Twain—you explain Mark Twain!.” I agree with both Twain and the NAACP that the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a very effective teaching tool, as well as a great portrayal of the time period, and it teaches students against racism. Some may believe the opposite, that the schools should not teach this book. Although it is on the verge of being banned for the use of the “n word”it is a great teaching tool for schools. An article titled, “Top ten frequently challenged books lists of the 21 century”, about repeatedly challenged books states, “1,125 challenged due to “offensive language”(Top ten). Main people believe this should apply to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, because it…show more content…
The author author of “Study by Katherine Schulten” also agrees that the culture is an important part of the context but if not taught right would get a cold reaction. Agreeing author explains, “They said they would no longer do the work”(Schulten). The colored students stop doing work because of the reactions they were given when the word was read in class. The author also describes, “for their part, felt to self-conscience”(Schulten). This shows that if the word is not properly “prepared for” it may put colored individual in an uncomfortable situation. Some may say it may cause a strike on homework because of the book or discussion. But, even though it maybe uncomfortable at the time, it will teach whites to understand how throughout history colored people were mistreated for their skin difference. Even if it is uncomfortable and angering it will help explain how to not repeat history with
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