The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is number 14 on Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books from 2000-2009(Dennis 1). Written by Mark Twain the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn follows the story a thirteen year old boy named Huckleberry Finn and a slave named Jim as they voyage down the Mississippi River in the search for Jim’s freedom. The novel exposes racism by bringing attention to the racial stereotypes and treatment of African Americans in the south in the late 1800s. The racist lifestyle of people in the south depicted in the novel is an accurate representation of this time period. Throughout the novel, the reader is able to follow the evolution of morals of all of the characters be it good or bad. Despite the controversial ideas in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn there are many valuable lessons that should be taught in schools everywhere. Throughout the novel, the reality of racism in this time period is brought to life. During this time there was a divide between people who had different beliefs on how people of color should be treated. It was not considered to rude to say a racist remark to a slave working in a field that was the normal thing. This is represented through the entire novel. In particular when Huck was making up a story about a boat crash to Aunt Sally, she was very concerned with the safety of everyone. However when Huck revealed that only a colored person was killed she was relieved she and Huck said,” ‘Good gracious! Anybody hurt?’ ‘No’m.…

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