The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn As one of the most controversial literary work in the world, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn receive ambivalent reviews from people. People debate whether it is appropriate to be taught in school throughout the centuries; some regard it as a classic, while others consider it as a trash. Set in a southern antebellum society, the novel describes the story between Huck Finn, a white boy, and Jim, a black slave. Mark Twain promotes anti-racism in the work, but not by direct expression. He uses techniques such as irony and satire to reproduce the situation of black people and asks readers for understanding. This intention requires readers’ cogitative thinkings. So The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is suitable for mature students who are able to think, but not young children. Many people are antagonistic toward The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because it seems offensive to the black people. Twain shapes many racist characters in the work such as pap who says “It was 'lection day, and I was just about to go and vote myself if I warn 't too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was a State in this country where they 'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I 'll never vote agin.”(Twain 39) Through this, being ugly to black people, pap does not recognize the rights of them. This is a country of freedom where each individual is naturally given the rights. Pap is being ignorant and illogically mean to black people.…

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