The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay | Though Controversial, Huckleberry Finn Is American History

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Though Controversial, Huckleberry Finn Is American History

Summary: While Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry is controversial for alleged tinges of racism, it in fact reflects American history of the time. Moreover, Twain's display of how a young white boy and an older black slave can overcome racial tensions to become friends is an attempt to defeat racism rather than foster it.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most accurate and honest "history" books in America. It also is an enlightening story that proves that no matter how different two people are, they can still form a lasting friendship. People may see this book as racist because the word "nigger" is used, but when Mark Twain wrote this story in the 1880's it was a commonly used word. The use of this word is a reason that this book is so realistic and denying that is like denying history. People can think of this book as racist, but in all reality, it is the way things were at the time. This novel does more than say the word "nigger", it gives an honest depiction of America and shows how a young white boy and an older black slave can overcome racial tensions...

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