Mark Twain Of Huckleberry Finn Research Paper

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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 …show more content…
In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain portrays the Antebellum South for what it really was: vile, racist, and bedraggled. Many members of the community contend that such elements are “damaging to children,” (Source E) and should be taken out of circulation, and banned from schools and public libraries. However, by taking this novel out of circulation, the young minds of the future will not be able to experience the true form of Southern culture (Pathos). In this, the remnants of the Antebellum South would be completely annihilated, and—in due time—forgotten completely. Morihei Ueshiba is quoted as saying, “Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.” If The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is banned, people would only be able to gauge Southern culture through history books—an informative, yet sometimes untruthful method of teaching (Ethos). Many history books tend to make the Southern population seem like a lot of racist, ignorant bigots. By reading one of Mark Twain’s greatest works of his entire career, people are able to develop their own opinion on the issues Pre-Civil War America. Since slavery and racism is such a controversial issue, many people condemn the scar that slavery has left on America. However, slavery is just as much of a part of American history and culture as the American flag. Would it be better for the children of the future to read lies about slaves enjoying their involuntary servitude—such as those presented in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—than for them to view the mistakes that the South made firsthand? (Logos) (Rhetorical

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