The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essays

1215 Words Oct 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Do you think novels that offend only certain kids should still be read in school?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 of a thirteen year old boy named, Huckleberry Finn, and a slave named, Jim, as they voyage down the Mississippi River in the search for 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 which 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 rude to say a racist remark to a slave working in a field, it was socially acceptable. 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 only a colored person was…

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