The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1457 Words Nov 11th, 2015 6 Pages
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a valuable novel and should be included in high school curriculum because it questions human morals, it shows an important part of American history, and Twain creatively uses satire to find humor in controversial situations. The author of this novel Mark Twain, born Samuel Clemens, grew up along the Mississippi Riverfront and had many occupations through his life. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the continuation of his other novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, although you do not need to read that novel to understand this one. This novel alone averages 200,000 copies sold per year. This essay is to defend why this novel should stay in our high school curriculum.
The first reason this novel should stay is because it questions human morals by having Huck contend with society. One way Huck goes against society is refusing to become civilized. As Remym, the author of the article “Huckleberry Finn v Society,” observes,“Society 's idea of civilization, as demonstrated by Judge Thatcher and Miss Watson, is being well-behaved, God-fearing, polite to your superiors, and sticking to the status quo.” Huck found no reason to become civilized. He would have rather been free to roam the woods then go to school and be like everyone else. Another way he goes against society is the biggest part of this book. Jim and his relationship, recognized this saying, “But the fact that the two nineteenth-century characters — an orphaned boy…

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