The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a highly challenged book in today’s society. Even though this book it claimed to be one of the best pieces of literature in America, it is still told to be racist and inappropriate for the classroom. Although people of today’s society believe that, it doesn’t change the fact that it teaches students great lessons about the past. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn belongs in the classroom because of the accurate portrayal of history, themes, and Jim’s character in the book. These things are important and should be taught in the high school curriculum.
The story of Huckleberry Finn belongs in the classroom, because of the history in the book. Throughout the whole whole story Mark Twain he shows people the ways of the past. This book conveys the attitudes and language of the south in 1840’s (Moore 2). Many people dislike this book because of the repeated use of the word “nigger”. But even though that word isn’t used today, according to Jeff Nichols director of the Mark Twain House and Museum it was an important part of the past. In the article Huckleberry Finn’ Navigating Choppy Waters Again, Moores quotes Nichols as he said “The word is terrible, it’s hurtful, but it’s there for a reason.” Even though the word is hard to understand it is something people in this day need to come to terms with. There is no doubt that the past truth is disturbing and troubling (Delfattore 2). But this one 6 letter word shows students what America was like…

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