The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1362 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Everyone has different opinions, different opinions make the world go round. It also causes arguments and problems, but the one good thing it does is, it gives an opinionated individual the opportunity to convince society what is right. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a very controversial novel. Many people believe The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an important part of American Literature, and some others think quite differently. Extending on the only good thing that comes from arguing; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be included in the high school curriculum because of its valuable lessons, important view of the past, and Huck’s unique characteristics.
One reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be included in high school curriculum is because of Huck’s unique character, Huck was more independent than most children of his age. He also thought very uniquely, he subconsciously knew that slaves and racism was wrong!“Twain uses the racist talk to show the stupidity of racism and the characters who espouse it. Huck has been taught to be racist, too, but he overcomes this, even though he thinks doing so is wrong” (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Book Review). Huck proves this statement when he says in the book that he doesn’t care if he goes to hell, he’s going to help Jim (Twain). Unfortunately Huck is still criticized for being uneducated. However Twain portrayed him as the smartest person in the novel. “Huck Finn was an outcast…

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