Censorship Is Around The World Everywhere Essay

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Censorship is around the world everywhere. This includes famous books like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Banning this book has been a complace act since the book’s release. School systems have not stayed their wrath when it came to this book either. However, despite the fact the schools have ban the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should stay in school curriculum because it confronts racism, addresses human issues, and is one of the best examples of a classic novel that America has.
The first reason for this is that the novel confronts racism, in a setting where it was common. An example would be how the character Jim is always looked on as just a stereotype, but this is simply not the case. Twain shows that Jim has emotion, just like any other human being (Salwen). This is shown when Jim feels bad for hitting his deaf daughter when he told her to do shut the door. At this time, Jim does not know that his daughter is deaf, and feels bad about it after realizing that she is (Twain 156). This shows that Jim has personality and can show remorse, a typical human emotion. Twain also displays dialogue readers find chilling, like how people in the book tend to not regard slaves as people. The reason this is confronting racism, not encouraging it, is because he does this in a way that forces people to think about the brutality that they had just read, while the characters say the phrase like it is normal and acceptable (Salwen). This aspect is shown in…

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