The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

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Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn twenty years after slavery was abolished, but there was still a great controversy about whether it was racist. Some schools have even gone as far as removing the novel from their school curriculums because of its strong language and the supposed racism. Schools should include The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in their curriculums because it teaches the students an exceptional amount of history about slaves and their time period. The students also benefit from Mark Twain’s deep, complex characterizations. Many great critics and authors appreciate Twain’s novel for all the lessons you can learn from it.
An abounding amount of critics consider Huck Finn a masterpiece.“Twain is praised for the depiction of Jim, declaring “the essential simplicity and kindliness and generosity of the Southern negro have never been better shown”, said an early reviewer Brander Mathews (Apstein). Jim is a friendly, kind negro for his time, which is good compared to some of the other cruel depictions. Another component that makes it so easy to love is the moral tests and development Huck goes through. As the Huck and Jim float down the River on their little raft, sharing adventures, a bond forms between the two. Even though Huck forms this bond with Jim, he still feels this nagging by his conscience about turning Jim in. This is the part Eliot Turner fell in love with (Apstein). Lionel Trilling believes a powerful lesson is visible in the novel,…

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