J. D. Salinger's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

Good Essays
Throughout history, there have been many controversies concerning books causing them to either be challenged or straightforwardly banned. For a lot of these books, they are banned in certain regions due to viewer discretion, such as the case with the mature topics noted in J.D. Salinger’s, The Catcher in the Rye. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a picaresque novel by Mark Twain, however, is generally distinguished as a racist, due to diction, and for that reason one of the most challenged books of all time. Despite the negative connotation surrounding banned books, such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, their people who will argue the book's impact on the world. Ever since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was first published in the…show more content…
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered to be one of the books that shaped America, since its publication in the United States in 1885. Huckleberry Finn, also known as “Huck” Finn, is the narrator of Mark Twain’s other novels and a good friend of Tom Sawyer. Huck’s adventures are placed on the Mississippi River in places such as; Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Arkansas, and the infamous Phelps’ Farm, were Huck Finn attempts to free Jim, a slave. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a colorful representation of Mississippi in the eighteen-forties, and Mark Twain’s views of that time period. In the article by Christine Macleod, Telling the Truth in a Tight Place, the story acts as a conduit for Mark Twain to expose his views on how capitalism and industrialization have lead to corruption(Macleod, Christine). The article also goes on to talk about how the story of Huck Finn has many different themes pertaining to race, identity, and moral conflict. These themes, however, are expressed with regards to the past, more specifically the southern part of the United States in the mid1800’s. The purpose of this was to expose the prejudice and discrimination that occurred in that time frame (Macleod, Christine). Over time Mark Twain’s goal of objecting slavery has been lost in translation and controversy regarding race has
Get Access