Essay on The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

1103 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
Why Huckleberry Finn Should Stay in Schools Author Jay Greene once said, “If it matters, it produces controversy.” This quote could not be more true or applicable to Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Many people argue that the classic American novel should be kept out of schools, but they are wrong. Huck Finn should stay in schools because it is one of the greatest pieces of literature in our libraries today. This is because of it’s themes, great use of satire, and that it gives readers a challenge. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be kept in classrooms because of the themes that are within the novel. According to EXPLORING Novels, three of the main themes are freedom, conscience, and race/ racism. The entire story is based on a slave running away to freedom and a boy finding it when he’s away from society. The second theme is conscience because it is something that eats away at Huck throughout the entire novel since his morals do not match society’s (EXPLORING Novels). Huck Finn is not focused on race, but does have an underlying message about the morality behind it. Huck finds himself torn on what to believe when it comes to racism, but “[n]evertheless, the fact that Huck does learn to see beyond racial stereotypes in the case of Jim is a profound development considering his upbringing” (EXPLORING Novels). All three of these themes are very apparent throughout the novel; what makes them classic is not that they are easy to find, but that the…

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