Why Is Huck Finn Banned

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Banned Book Persuasive Essay The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is an American classic novel written by Mark Twain in 1884. The use of the word “nigger” is the main reason why it was banned in all school libraries. The reason to use the word was mainly used to stay true to the time period and the book is in no way racist, but anti-racist. The book tells a story of a white teen who is on an adventure with a runaway slave and slowly realizes that they are just alike. Huck Finn is an original story of a boy in racist America who spends enough time with a slave to realize that they are extremely similar to white people. “...he was low and homesick; because he hadn’t ever been away from home before in his life; and I do believe he cared just as much for his people as white folks does for their’n”(Twain 158). Through small things like seeing him cry over his own family he doesn’t understand why all blacks are slaves even though they act and feel the same way as whites. There is a development in his mind of black people that is slowly disregarding what society thinks.“It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I …show more content…

“He was most fifty, and he looked it. His hair was long and tangled and greasy, and hung down, and you could see his eyes shining through like he was behind vines”(Twain 5). When describing his pap he metaphors and a simile to show him as a dirty old man. Once on the river Jim and Huck were in a storm and Twain puts you in the shoes of Huck. “...dark as sin again in a second, and now you’d hear the thunder let go with an awful crash, and then go rumbling, grumbling, tumbling, down the sky towards the underside of the world, like rolling empty barrels down stairs…”(Twain 51). With the use of a little personification the thunderstorm is portrayed as

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