Should Huckleberry Finn Be Taught In Schools

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Starting from a young age, everyone loves to go on adventures and have fun, just like Huck Finn. Growing up in St. Petersburg, Missouri, he is a white 12 year old boy and the son of a drunken father. In the beginning of the book, Huck is seen as a little innocent boy. Until he enters the world with his friend, Tom Sawyer, as they go on adventures, which creates problems and controversy through the history of the North and South, civilization, and racism and slavery. 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 …show more content…

The Shepherdsons and Grangerford’s demonstrate a representation of history through the Civil War. Both families has a hatred towards the other with bringing their guns into the church, which shows the readers how complicated and unnecessary the family feud was. Huck is always coming and going through civilization. Widow Douglas tries to take him in, but Huck feels uncomfortable in a civilized society, as he ends up leaving. Civilization is important because it teaches people to grow and survive in the world. Jim being an African American slave, people give him racist remarks and treat him horrible. Slavery and racism was a big deal back then, even though we have omitted slavery today, racism still continues to be an issue in society. These controversial topics are good examples and can be beneficial for discussion in a school classroom, along with the basis for American history which is why people need to keep teaching The Adventures of Huckleberry

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