Essay on The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

1287 Words Oct 19th, 2014 6 Pages
All around the world there are segregated and racist countries in existence today who have not yet abolished these rules. Similar to the past, America was also a racist country with segregated areas and rude white people who thought of themselves higher than everyone else. In the south, racism was strongly expressed with black slaves and segregation. “Huckleberry Finn” was written and set into the time period of when there were a lot of controversial ways of life in terms of when the book was written. While some believe that the novel is not racist, Mark Twain’s, The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin is racist because of the way Mark Twain uses racist terms and represents African Americans throughout the novel.
Julius Lester, a black professor of Judaic and studied at the University of Massachusetts writes about the Morality and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He states in this short essay that “… my children’s education will be enhanced by not reading Huckleberry Finn.” 1 which was backed up by another quote made by John Gardner saying that the novel was “well meant, noble sounding error that devalues the world.” 1 Lester continues with how he is not able to decide whether or not a book is moral or immoral to literature. This brings us to the point in the story of Huckleberry Finn were Finn is held captive by his father as well as Jim the slave. Lester compares this scene to be parallel to one another due to the fact that a father shouldn’t hold their own child captive…

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