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    within its vernacular, more to the point, the use of the word “nigger,” which landed it on the ban list promptly after being released in 1885 (Concord Library Ban). Like…

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    1930’s America was very different than the America that we know today. It was a time where all minority groups, namely African-Americans and women were treated worse, solely because they differed from the status quo. A book that inadvertently highlighted these misdeeds directed towards minorities through the use of symbolism is John Steinbeck’s novel, “Of Mice and Men.” John Steinbeck’s book follows George Milton, a small, smart, and easily angered man, and Lennie Small, a giant man who has a…

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    Mark Twain’s novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will always be controversial whether through the use of the racial epithet “nigger” or its stereotypical portrayal of Jim. Many arguments against the novel originates from Twain’s appearingly nonchalant nature towards racism. Yet, Twain’s novel gains credibility through revealing the immoral ways of a society that claims to be civilized. Despite Twain’s satirical depiction of Huck’s society, it is obvious that many people view the novel…

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    book is just about a young white boy traveling with a slave named Jim who he just calls nigger whenever he want. When in reality it's about a boy that goes on an…

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    • Why has Junot Diaz deliberately decided to use the n-word with an -er ending instead of using a –ga ending thought-out the book no matter the situation? • What emotion arises when Junot Diaz uses the n-word? What does it provoke? The book “ this is how you lose her” by Junot Diaz may raise a lot of eye-balls due to some of the language that is being said, but what may raise the most controversy is the use of the n-word. The n-word has been one of the more controversial words in American…

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    The Difference to Discuss Racism, a factor that has roots in nearly all of American history, from the creation of the constitution to the civil war to the racial tensions of today. Huckleberry Finn is one such piece of American literature that all generations should know of as it teaches students to discuss sensitive material, racism in 18th century America, as wells as the racial irony behind book. Despite the huge upsides to Huckleberry Finn, many such as John Wallace and Paul Butler bring…

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    Twain 's deceptive spread of racial stereotypes through his depiction of Jim and other blacks in Huckleberry Finn makes link to his use of "nigger" and has raised loud criticism from -Huckleberry Finn critics. Like the perception "nigger," Twain 's portrayal of blacks, Jim in particular, shows the tendency of the white culture to treat blacks with qualities that negate their humanity and refer to them as inferior. Critics mock parts that represent blacks as childish, less smart than whites,…

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    Ben Johnson O Dea Comp Lit P.1 16 January 2015 Huckleberry Finn The Controversy of Huckleberry Finn Over the past decades, the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain has been castigated, and banned from school districts all across America. The banning of the book has been up for debate because of the number of social and political faults which includes its profane language, racism, and satirical voice that can come off in the wrong way. Huckleberry Finn was written in…

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    Mark Twain wrote the satirical comedy, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, to display the irony of societies beliefs. It is about a little boy who travels down the Mississippi River in the mid-1800s, running away from his problems, facing obstacles and learning about himself and the world around him. Twain’s ideas and beliefs differed from the majority of society during this time. The book uses irony to expose the absurdity of racism, the advantages and disadvantages of a formal education, and…

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    American literature is a highly important source of American history, regardless of genre, author, or the validity of its content. Literature is a personal extension of the author. It carries over the author 's ideals, prejudices, and influences to paper. Mark Twain 's landmark novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, cannot express this point any better. In Huckleberry Finn, Twain describes a south heavily marred, intellectually, culturally, and morally as a result of their active…

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