Mark Twain 's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: Illicitly Historic Published in December of 1884, Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is considered one of the most illicit books of all time—particularly because of the blatantly controversial language. Avoiding the concepts of modern political correctness, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn discloses the culture of the Antebellum South for what it truly was. Many feel that Twain’s portrayal of the Southern culture is far too contentious and lacking of literary value to be taught in school. Furthermore, the book is frowned upon in modern society, and even raises the issue of whether or not the novel is considered too controversial for students to read in school. However, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be recognized for its accurate depiction of Southern culture, as well as the evolution of a young boy into a young man. Opponents of the latter assert that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be prohibited because it is “immoral and unfit for children.” (Source A) Throughout the novel, the “n-word” is used roughly 219 times. Although this language was fashionable during the time of the book’s publication, many people deem that the phrase is not politically correct by today’s standards. However, many others believe that the “n-word” is just a phrase with a reprehensible background. Words are just words, and they only do as much harm as one lets them do. Along with the colorful language of The Adventures of…

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