The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay | Arguments Against Banning "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

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Arguments Against Banning "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"

Summary: Despite attempts to censor the novel, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain should not be banned from school in the United States because it is classic literature that defines America's pre-Civil War era and the peak of slavery.
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain is the fourth-most banned book in schools, according to Banned in the U.S.A. by Herbert N. Foerstal. This ignorant censorship is blocking a very good book from willing children. Conservative views only hurt the educational system in America, especially concerning this classic piece of literature. Though Adventures of Huckleberry Finn may be controversial, the hidden values fully support teaching this book in the classroom.

Language used in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is appropriate to the time and essential for students today to understand the character's depth. Huck Finn and other character's usage of the word "nigger" is appropriate for the time period of the late 1830's, and was not considered an insult during this pre-Civil War era, the peak of slavery. Students can not change the future if the past is blocked...

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