Argumentative Essay On Huckleberry Finn

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Nigger. Schools and other scholars want to banish this word from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, because they are concerned for those who are sensitive to this word. This book should not be changed in any way. Twain wrote what he wanted others to read. For him to write “nigger” 219 times should clearly mean he had a good reason to do so. Huck Finn should remain uncensored. No matter how sensitive people are, they need to see this word to remember what happened so long ago. First of all, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a literary classic and the word “nigger” is part of why this book is so famous. When someone reads this novel, they are transported into the deep south of the 1840’s because of the character’s actions and language. The word “nigger” to …show more content…
Moore writes, “Twain put it there because he wanted people to struggle with it” (2). This shows the word “nigger” has another meaning with a past to go along with it. He wants his audience to see this word and feel uncomfortable, maybe even ashamed. However, CBS news interviewed a few students. One student, Melvin Efesoa, says, “It reflects on African American history back then and like I said, it’s a history nobody wants to relieve.” Some people agree that “nigger” should be changed to “slave” or “darky”. Others think the book should be banned all together, just because it talks about racism.
All in all, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be censored. It should stay the way Mark Twain intended for it to be. Rosa Parks once said, “Racism is still with us. But, it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet, and, hopefully, we shall overcome.” The 219 times Twain used the word “nigger” will open everyone’s eyes to the past and, hopefully, not repeat history. If Huck Finn is censored, the message Twain was sending us will just disappear and the meaning behind Huck Finn will never be the

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