Huckleberry Finn Research Paper

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Contrary to what some might think, in the United States many novels have been banned or challenged. One book that has been controversial since its publication in 1884 is
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain. The Adventures of Huckleberry
Finn contains a very frequent use of the n-word, which is the center of its controversy. Many people don’t believe that it should be taught in our country’s high schools, while others insist that the novel is a major piece of American literature. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should still be taught, but instead of at high schools, moved to college curriculum.
A major reason why The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be moved to college curriculum is because the language is too
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It has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and is on multiple lists of must read novels. Young adults should be given the opportunity to read the novel, but only when they’re mature enough to really understand and appreciate it, in college. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is undoubtedly a novel that deserves a reader’s full attention. High school students are more prone to dwell on the use of the n-word, instead of enjoying Mark Twain’s writing. To my knowledge, college students won’t giggle at any profanity used in any novel and will be able to really appreciate this novel. Furthermore, the more mature college students will be able to have more in-depth discussions regarding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In today’s world, it’s tough for a teacher to not be able to discuss certain aspects of the book. The talk about the n-word and racial discrimination during that time period, for example, should be discussed within the classroom. The strictness of high school might hinder the potential depth of these conversations; while in a college’s less strict environment, professors have more of a freedom to discuss the controversial features that surround the novel. While regarding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, students must be mature enough and teachers need to be independent enough to teach all that is meant to be taught from the book, and the best environment for this is at the college
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