Essay on The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

1202 Words Sep 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Among any list of banned books throughout history, there is usually a spot reserved for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Despite the novel being considered a classic piece of literature by many, its honesty in the corruption of society and the true vernacular of the people was too much for the people of the late 19th century. The truth of why the novel is solely based on the fact that the author, Mark Twain, candidly told the life of slaves. The truth needed to be heard by the masses in order to make a change. But, the truth is never what people desire to hear. The difficult truth of life was ever present all around Twain’s life. Mark Twain was born Samuel Clemens on November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. His entire life was surrounded by chaos and madness, starting with his birth. He was born two months premature and due to this was in poor health for the first ten years of his life. The disorder continued during those sickly years as he lost two of his five siblings within three years. His sister Margaret died of a fever when he was four and his brother Benjamin passed away when Twain was seven. Illness broke out at least twice in his town. A measles epidemic spread during 1843 and cholera swept his small town, killing 24 people. (Quirk) Unrest continued past the illness and the death, encompassing a young Twain. His father, John’s lack of business opportunities in Florida induced the family to move to Hannibal, Missouri in 1839. John remained stressed and…

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