Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic literature novel that was written by Mark Twain and published in the United Kingdom in 1884 before debuting in the United States in 1885. The novel is a sequel to the Mark Twain 's Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it has Huckleberry Finn or "Huck" as the main character narrating his ordeal in the first person. The plot setting is Mississippi River in the southern United States. The novel is an attempt to illustrate universal truths of racism and the societal struggle in humanization.
I think Huckleberry Finn should be taught in high schools all across the country rather than in college. The reason it should be taught in high school is because it really shows how harsh real life is and the troubles people face every day. Also, it shows how life was like back in the day giving students a chance to relive the past most people want to forget. There are many views of this topic that are contradicting in this paper I will go into my view and explain my reasoning. Most people want to shield high school students from the harsh realities of life that they will eventually find out.
In conclusion, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should remain in schools, the book is useful because it serves as a way to introduce race into a class discussion, the book can bring up “teachable moments” as described by David Bradley in the short clip of 60 Minutes. (Schneider). Censoring books by banning them restrains readers from learning and talking about topics that may be labeled as “controversial” or “explicit”. The “n-word” has a negative connotation due to the usage of the word in the past, it is often correlated with a disrespectful attitude, however this is controversial since David Bradley describes the complexity by comparing and saying “Rednecks can make jokes about rednecks”, this in other words says that one is not “allowed
Censorship is an extremely debated topic in America, with people saying it contradicts with what the Bill of Rights has allowed the American people and how it may deny people use the Freedom of Speech. Yet, the censorship of books in American public schools is one of the most controversial topics today because of the use of racial slurs in classic literature, this is the case with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Opinions on this topic vary, with some of them being: schools should have the right to censor books because they have racial slurs in them, schools should have teachers open up a conversation about race and the use of racial slurs with these books, or schools should not have the right to censor any book. I firmly believe that schools
During the 1840s in Missouri, a young boy name Huckleberry Finn runs away from home. At his first destination, he meets Jim, a run away slaves. The story goes along with the adventure of Huck and Jim. Along the way floating in Mississippi river, Huck and Jim meet many people. 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.
The book known as, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, swept through the nation in the year 1885. It started controversy and caused people to rethink the social norms. The internal conflicts within the story add depth and insight, as to what is was like to be an adolescent boy trying to do the right thing. Even if that meant going against society and even himself. One of the first conflicts we see is the main character Huck against his father Pap Finn.
America has always been full controversial ideas, whether it was dealing with independence from Britain, or joining foreign wars, America has always pushed on to move past these conflicts that once divided the nation. The conflict of racism however, is one of the biggest and everlasting conflicts that still holds America back from becoming an even better country. The idea of racism is showcased in many ways throughout America, even in American classics such as Huckleberry Finn. Controversies have arisen from the use of slavery in any type of representation to the public, especially in literature. Literature has been used before to influence the American culture into seeing the truth about slavery, with the publishing of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in
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!.
Although The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written over a century ago when the U.S. looked very different than it does today, the themes that it contains are still relevant in society. One of the most present themes in the story deals with racism and the treatment of African-Americans. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was set in a time and place when slavery was a part of life, and the attitude of white characters towards black characters reflects this; even more open-minded characters like protagonist Huck Finn seem to regard African-Americans as part of an inferior species. This theme is still relevant today because even though racism is in many ways less of a problem than it was in the time of the story, people, whether consciously
Huckleberry Finn is being looked after by the widow Douglas, who tries to adapt him to a civilized life. One day his drunken father shows up, and both him and his father decide to make an outing together. But Huckleberry escapes from his father and arranges to make it look like he had been killed. After a few days he meets Jim, the servant of the widow Douglas. Jim is on the run north where he thinks he can buy his family freedom.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, it is a very controversial book and rightfully so, It contains many themes that aren't often discussed nowadays, including racism and the harmful effects of society. It told the story about a boy named Huckleberry Finn and a runaway slave named Jim, and their adventures down the Mississippi river, and it contained many themes that may offend people. I feel that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be censored and should be like it was 130 years ago. I believe censoring it would erase history and it’s important culture, and censoring would be useless because others could just choose to ignore it.