eople say the book Huckleberry Finn is racist and makes fun of religion, but it is a classic that teaches children about so many things like southern beliefs, morals, and truth about slavery. During the 1800’s slavery was a huge part of the south. Huck is just a regular southern boy who chose to help a slave run away to be free. This journey ended up taking the Huck and Jim deeper into the south than they intended, Huck had to make many difficult decisions along the way. Mark Twain’s book Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from the school curriculum. Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from the curriculum because it teaches children about morals. Huck had just played a mean trick on Jim saying that he has been in the …show more content…
Tom had been shot in the leg and the doctor had gone to go fix him up but Tom’s injury was so bad that the doctor needed help, so Jim came out to help him and the doctor knew from that moment that he was a runaway slave. The doctor had brought Jim and Tom back to aunt Sally’s and Huck knew that Jim was no longer free.” they cussed Jim considerable, though, and give him a cuff or two side the head once in a while”(Twain,283). If a slave runs away they get treated like dirt, people will cuss at them and even hit them without a care. Southerners would do this just to keep the other slaves in check and help them realize if they are planning on running away that they will get a severe beating. When Jim was sitting on the raft he was feeling homesick he had never been too far away from his family. Jim was explaining what he would do once he was free.” when he got enough he would buy his wife… they would both work to buy the two children”(Twain,94). Jim hasn’t seen his family in such a long time and it shows how it affects him, he is just so excited about being free the first thing he will do is get a job and save up to get his own family out of slavery. During slavery, families would get separated and there is nothing no one can do to change that unless the buyer wants to buy the whole family which is rare. The worst part about slavery is if a family gets split they …show more content…
Jim had been caught and brought back to the Phelps, So they sent him back to the shed until his owner either comes and gets him or they put him up for auction." chained his hands, too, and both legs, and said he warn’t to have nothing but bread and water to eat”(Twain,283). If a runaway slave got caught but someone else owned them then they would get chained up and limited to food. If the owner caught their runaway slave they would probably get a harsher punishment like no food or a good whooping. Huck and Jim would only run the boat at night to avoid getting caught.” we ran nights, and laid up and hid daytimes”(Twain,121). Since Jim is a runaway slave he would get noticed during the daytime because of his skin. By sailing at night Huck and Jim wouldn’t get stopped and questioned because Jim blends in with the night. Another plus for sailing at night is usually no one is looking for a runaway slave at night because they would be sleeping. Two slave hunters had spotted a raft and when they asked Huck if the man aboard was white or black, Huck lied to them saying it was his sick pap. “ There’s five niggers run off tonight up yonder”(Twain, 95). Being a runaway slave is hard because there is always a problem needed to be solved, like how Huck had covered for Jim by saying he was his sick pap. If Huck hadn’t thought quick on his
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Jim is in chains again even though Huck has done everything you could to save him. Tom finally reveals that Jim has been a free man all along, Miss. Watson, Jim’s deceased owner, had freed him in her will. Now that Jim was free, Huck wanted to be free too. Huck announces his plan of going out west, “But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it.
In the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a book about a boy named HuckleBerry Finn who 's from St. Petersburg, Missouri. Huck has a drunk and abusive father who only wants huck for his money, so Huck fakes his own death. At the same time Jim (a black slave owned by Miss Watson) heard that he was going to be sold down south, where he would be mistreated and separated from his family. They team up and try to make it up to the free states up north. This book shows examples of large amounts of racism and stereotyping threw out the book, and the big question is show it be taught in today 's school systems?
Should the word “nigger” be used in high school literature? That is the tough decision that many high school teachers face when try to decide whether or not to teach The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Huck Finn uses the n word throughout the book to refer to a friend who is a slave. Even though that word can be very offensive, it is a big part of our history that high school students should be mature enough to learn about. Many students do not continue on to college after high school; therefore, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be allowed to be taught in high school.
In the 1800's it was not uncommon for people to think of African Americans slaves as pieces of expose-able property and nothing more. Well this is not the case in the tale of Huckleberry Fin. Huck and Jims friendship matures and expands until the point of Huck offering his own life up for Jim and Jim for Huck ’s.
Racism takes a massive toll on the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The book Huckleberry Finn teaches us different lessons on how black people were treated and how racism was/is a big part of the world. Mark Twain published his novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn on December 10, 1884, and was pronounced a banned book in 1885 because it was said to be “‘trash’ and ‘only suitable for the slums’”(American). In my opinion, Huckleberry Finn should not be a banned book in high schools since it teaches us valuable lessons about what blacks' lives were like and how they were treated differently than any other person. In this analysis, I’m going to be talking about how Huckleberry Finn matured throughout the story and how I think that
The way slavery was viewed differed from person to person. Jim viewed it as a prison to which escape was nearly impossible. Huck and Tom, on the other hand, view slavery as something that just happened, and they could not imagine life without slavery. This is evident through Huck’s use of the word abolitionist. The way he uses abolitionist shows that he does not truly know its meaning.
Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain attacks the institution of slavery, by allowing readers to feel empathy for Jim through showing his fears and concerns about running away from Ms.Watson, and the friendship between Jim and Huck. Mark Twain uses Jim to criticize the ideas of slavery society held onto from before the Civil War by causing readers to feel sympathy for him. This can first be seen on page 45 when Jim admits to Huck why he ran away, “She always said she wouldn sell me.. I hear ole misus tel de widder she gwyne to sell me down to Orleans,” (Twain 45). Jim’s fear of being sold shows a side of the slave trade no slave owner ever recognized.
American literature has always been a form of entertainment and education. When slaves were introduced as characters in books, they were always negative, stereotypical characters, but not until 1883 when Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a change made. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a book about a southern white boy in the 1800’s that runs away with an escaped slave on the Mississippi River. For years, schools have been debating on if the book should be banned in schools or not, and it is already on a variety of banned lists. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be banned in schools because it is an anti-slavery novel that teaches students valuable lessons and informs students of the past culture.
Rosa Parks once said, “Racism is still with us. But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” She describes that the future of our world has to be aware of things that have happened in the past, such as racism. The NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a civil rights organization that displayed their position on this certain situation. The NAACP position is correct in that Mark Twain’s un-sanitized version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be taught because the book describes the important awareness of the historical oppression of people, it provides a value of morality from that time period that students should learn, and gives an important lesson about race that should be taught to students.
Should Huck Finn be read and taught in schools? This question has been constantly debated since the book was published 132 years ago. According to the American Library Association, it was number 14 on the Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books list for over a decade. Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, contains language that may be considered offensive to some, but this should be overlooked because the lessons the reader learns are more important than the language it contains. By Jim’s kindness and love towards Huck, and the different characters that have impacted Huck’s life, readers can gain a deeper understanding of how racism can lead people to judge character too soon.
One popular book that has been challenged for banning is The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. This novel is about a runaway boy and his slave on their quest to the North for freedom. They face many obstacles and even though they never make it to the North, Jim is set free anyway. Although some people think that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be banned in schools, it should not be banned because the novel is classic literature that people can easily get their hands on, it shows what life was like for African Americans while slavery was still permitted, and the book teaches valuable life lessons. There is no point in banning The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because it can be easily acquired by kids since it is a classic novel.
Why HuckleBerry Finn shouldn’t be banned HuckleBerry Finn is indeed one of the greatest pieces in American Literature, it gives the world a outlook on how the world used to be. HuckleBerry Finn in general is mostly portrayed to be a comedy, not everything the book mentions is meant to be taken seriously. The book gives off the message that we shouldn’t make the mistakes our ancestors once did.
Huckleberry Finn is a part of American history and teenagers are old enough to hear and/or read the words in this book. “There was a free nigger there from Ohio-a mulatter, most as white as a white man” (Twain 27.). It’s a part of history because it shows what it was like back in 1835, it shows what it was like to be a minority back then. The teenagers just need to learn not to use them towards people. It will also broaden their knowledge by
There are hundreds of important and symbolic American books that have been written and can easily replace The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There are other books in which they talk about discrimination and slavery without using the “N” word. “I keep hearing,’ This is a classic, This is a classic’... I understand this is a literature classic. But at some point, I feel that children will not-or do not- truly get the classic part-the literature part” (Accomack County Public Schools).
But Huck also feels like he can not turn Jim in because deep down he knows that Jim’s life will be better not being a slave. This shows that Huck battles between himself whether to follow society’s rules or his own morlas. When Huck chooses to not turn Jim in as a runaway slave, that makes it evident that he matures or so it