The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1192 Words Jan 4th, 2016 5 Pages
As intriguing and entertaining as this book is, the fiction novel, the adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, should be taught towards high school students, but with some limitations. This book has brought the attention and controversy due to the portrayals and racial stereotypes, shown throughout the novel of African Americans and Caucasians through satire that Mark Twain has expressed. As well as the separation between whites and blacks and the social view at that time, which at some points in this novel were similar and others were different. Huck’s morality changes throughout the novel, from being someone who doesn’t want to get in trouble to someone who will defend his promises even with his circumstances of that period of time. Although I do agree that this novel is filled with all these things, I also do recognize this as being part of reality throughout our American history. That being said, I think this book is exception for students of the junior class and above to read this novel because of the student’s maturity as well as knowledge of American history. I do believe that slavery should be something explained in an informational manner, but I also believe that the word “nigger” shouldn’t be used as often during this book due to the offense it can cause. Throughout the novel the author Mark Twain displays satire, which does ridicule both the African American and Caucasian race as well. I believe that although the people of Mark twain’s period had seen…

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