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Essay | Controversy Over "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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Controversy Over "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Summary: Discusses the controversy of allowing Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," to be read in public schools.
Anyone who holds the position that Huck Finn should be banned has obviously never read the book. Or perhaps they have read the book, but nothing more than the word "nigger." "If it was just pieces of paper filled with words to demean blacks we would understand. But this book was written to prove a point about the racial tension in the South before the Civil War. Huckleberry Finn is a book about a white youngster and his decision to help Jim, a black slave escape from slavery."(Nguyen, Phan) At no point in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn did Mark Twain portray African Americans in a derogatory manner. In fact, he did quite the opposite by satirizing red necks; portraying Jim as a kind, compassionate, loving friend; and by showing the "evolution" of Huck's ideals.

Many people might suggest that Twain made...

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