The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay examples

1454 Words Apr 14th, 2016 6 Pages
Everyone has different opinions--different opinions make the world go round. It also causes arguments and problems, but the one good result 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 individuals believe The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an important part of American Literature, and some others think quite differently. Extending on the only good result 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. (5)
Another reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be included in the American high school curriculum is because of Huck’s unique character. Huck is more independent than most children of his age. He also thinks very uniquely; he subconsciously knows that slaves and racism is wrong! A book review shows “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”). Huck proves this statement when he says in the novel 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 portrays him as the smartest person in the novel. In fact,…

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