The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay | Huck Finn Controversy

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Huck Finn Controversy

Summary: Debates the controversy of whether Mark Twain's novel Huckleberry Finn should be allowed as a reading assignment in school or if it should be banned because of its depiction of racism and southern living. Concludes that it should not be banned from schools.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain traces the adventures of Huck and his companion, a runaway slave named Jim down the Missouri River to free Jim, Huck's caretaker's former slave, and rescue Huck from his alcoholic father Pap. The story is seen through the eyes of fourteen year old Huck's. Huck's beliefs give the reader an intimate look at the morals of that time period, especially racism, from an innocent and fairly unbiased view point. Twain's sarcastic look into southern culture and religion give the story a refreshing bite. This book is most controversial because of it's approach on racism. Twain uses Jim to potray different perspectives on racism and it's prevelance during this time period. Though mostly grotesque references to this issue it shows an honest look at a revolting practice which can be educatinoal although not always appropriate.

Charles H. Nichols is...

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