Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is regarded as one of the most classic American novels, some may say it is too inappropriate to be taught amongst high schoolers. Argument’s have been made that students have taken offense to the overuse of the racial slur against African-Americans. In the article “Parent Objects to ‘Finn’ Slur” by Meghan E. Moravcik, Dolores Fisher makes the case that the slur makes her son, who is the only African-American student in his class, uncomfortable. I’m sure that many parents agree with her position considering the slur brings negative thoughts and feelings towards African-American culture. If the language isn’t what sets people off, it is the harsh stereotypes used against Jim and slavery not being portrayed in a negative enough light.
From this letter you can see Tourgees clear use of the word “another” meaning that other Republican men were targeted and killed by the KKK all because they fought to have the South follow the same rules as the North. It was as though the KKK felt personally battered so they enjoyed doing to same to men that caused such emotions. Politics within the white community was not the only issue. As mentioned before African Americans did not get the political freedom that was actually granted to them not only because of their race and low standing but they were “ ‘unfitted for the proper exercise of political duties… blacks needed a period of probation and instruction’ “ (Document D). The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn deals with the social climate of 19th century southern America, and in turn, the complementary racism to anyone not white. Although set in twenty years before the book was released, it (and Mark Twain) received a lot of criticism for the novel by a society that hadn’t evolved quite to what Twain had expected. Ironically enough, the book is now banned for the opposite reason it was banned when it came out. The book was considered vulgar, through its language and through its actions. The idea of a white boy who would treat a slave as a human wasn’t taken lightly.
The autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Hanley, is describing how rough, violent, and racist it was during the era Malcolm X was born. They weren’t wanted in the in towns, cities, because they were a different race, the “white people” didn’t respect them, always treating them poorly. Everywhere they go, would be different, they can’t get paid as well as the white people. Different race people were still considered as “slaves” basically. Malcolm X tries to overcome what the white people have thrown at him, by choosing to be on the dark side.
With the novel being told in the first person point of view of Huck, we get a first hand experience of the prejudices then. We are able to see just how stereotypical and racist white people were in the past. A majority of the people in the south viewed blacks as inferior, or below them in social ranking. They ordered around their slaves and treated them with little respect at times. Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can make students feel “uncomfortable," it is beneficial for students to read it.
The most significant character they met was the King and Duck, the con artists, who help to show the growth in Huck 's moral while creating sorts of problems. Along with many discrimination, Jim eventually earns his freedom at the end of the book. The novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain should not remain a staple in high school curriculum by its possibility of causing the negative emotional effect on students, creates more problem to the relationships between black and white people, and too difficult for students to understand the main idea of the book. Reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in
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