The fact alone that he had a dislike for books does not constitute that he would be greater at teaching them. His overall experience with literature and his unconventional way of coming to love literature is what makes him have an advantage as a teacher. Not all students learn the same way. There are those that need a more hands on approach, where as some that can learn by simply listening to the teachers lectures. The ability to put yourself in the shoes of that child and figure out a different way to teach them is a major advantage.
Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can make students feel “uncomfortable," it is beneficial for students to read it. George Santayana once said, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” Without knowing the mistakes of the past, how can we avoid them in the future? Society needs to be held accountable for its faults so that we do not fall into the same traps of racism and prejudice. When students feel uncomfortable while reading the novel they will realise, with guidance, why what was being done was so wrong. In the video, the man said “Mark Twain used specific language purposely, he did not want his words changed.” Current day music and social media has terrible language and the book is no
Symbolism in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn John Green states, “ one of the reasons that metaphor and symbolism are important in books is because they are so important to life. Like, for example say you’re in high school and you’re a boy and you say to a girl: ‘Do you like anyone right now?’- that’s not the question you’re asking. The question you’re asking is, ‘Do you like me?’” This quote is significant to Mark Twain’s novel, Huckleberry Finn because Twain uses many examples of symbolism through settings. Twain’s three ideas that are showed using symbolism is freedom, hope, and captivity. Freedom is one of the biggest ideas shown throughout the novel written by Mark Twain.
Every book has a massage but some books have explicit content that parents feel are too much for their kids at such a young age. Schools still have a problem with banning books, some school strongly believe that keeping books that are not appropriate for kids to read off the shelves is the safest option. Still other schools think that banning books is simply not right and should not be done. It is still a well talked about topic. So should banning books be praised or
Salinger is a wonderful novel with rich educational content and it should not be withheld from students because of what is deemed inappropriate and “explicit” language and content. Moreover, The Catcher in the Rye is an educational book that should be included in the sophomore English curriculum because out in the real world, life experiences are not censored or banned to protect you, sophomore students are at the age where they are old enough to know what is appropriate and what isn’t and they can read a book that has bad words in it, and if a book is banned for such a thing as bad language, the students are the ones being shorted because they are missing the educational value of the
Gene, being the person who said this, evidently does not like Phineas and it is clear that he has hatred for Phineas. The previously listed evidence truly teaches the reader a lesson that you should not act upon a small hatred within your heart; this is a very important lesson to young students in high school because sometimes a very bad thing will come from acting upon a small
I want you to overcome 'em with yeses, undermine 'em with grins, agree 'em to death and destruction, let 'em swoller you till they vomit or bust wide open" (Ellison 180). Here the grandfather is saying that the white men are the lion tamer, telling them what to do, and they should do what they are told even if it means putting themselves in a dangerous situation. For them it is easier than disobeying and not knowing the consequences. He tells him to put up a performance until they can no longer take it. The boys are not the only ones who are treated like clowns or animals.
This was shown when Tom and Huck played jokes on Jim. Also, in the middle of the book, Huck played an immature joke on Jim when he placed a dead snake’s skin in Jim’s bed, which made the mate bite Jim’s foot. Another time, Huck fools Jim into thinking that their separation on the raft was a big dream, and Jim expresses that he was so scared when he lost Huck that he was heart broken. From then on, Huck promised to never hurt Jim again because he felt so bad for him. This was shown when Huck said, “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” (102).
There are a vast amount of things that can be taught through this principle that are often overlooked and unappreciated. The idea of talking less and speaking more can show individuals how silence can lead to avoiding hurt feelings and excessive drama. The main issue in any high school is the fact that rumors are created quickly and spread like wildfire. One of the major points of talking less and speaking more shows individuals what can happen when they only speak of things they have witnessed first hand. Keeping a
I feel like people of middle school or high school age would appreciate this book, because it is at their reading level, roughly. I think that it’d be too difficult and gruesome for elementary kids, and too repetitive and childish for college aged adults and older. I feel people who are fond of dystopian future novels, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent would revel in this. These are my recommendations; it’s not a guarantee that every person in every category feels the way I imagine, but that is just my rough idea. I believe this novel was tolerable, giving it a rating of three and a half out of five stars, for me at least.