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    I regret to inform you, but by the time I have finished this speech, an innumerable amount of people around the world will be in critical condition, due to some form of being… offended. Now, you might think, “Oh no that’s horrible, who could do such a thing?” The answer is, literally, everyone. Everyone is offended by something. Everyone offends another by their actions or words even if their intention is to do so otherwise. Everyone has different experiences and as of such, are affected by…

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    Evil In Huckleberry Finn

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    Human beings live in an ever changing society. whether they know it or not, humans have learned to adapt and survive in the surroundings they are shoved into. But their ecosystem has struggled, their emotions have been tortured, and their options have been satirized. All of this comes at the expense of civilization. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the author pulls the reader into the perspective of a young rapscallion boy who begins a new life on the Mississippi River in the…

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    in a haphazard fashion, or by guesswork; but painstakingly, and with the trustworthy guidance and support of personal familiarity with these several forms of speech” (Twain pg. Explanatory). The word that continuously gets brought up is the word “nigger” or - as I often refer to it - the n-word. It is used literally hundreds of times in the novel, so why shouldn’t it be considered racist? It shouldn’t be considered racist because as stated before every word has a purpose, so if you change one…

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    Huck Finn Racism

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    A great majority of people are upset due to the fact that the Oscars, for the second consecutive year, did not include any people of color in the nominations list for the acting category. Society voiced their opinions’ on the award show, claiming there to be countless African American actors well deserving of an Oscar. Similarly, Mark Twain’s novel is also accused of being racist. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn depicts a story of a young white boy, Huck Finn, helping Jim, an African American…

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    The Unfathomable Banning of Huckleberry Finn Literature throughout all of history has conveyed thoughts, enlightened minds, and has satirized issues of its time. Literature educates those of all ages and knows no bounds. It allows us of the present a look at the past and to those of the past it gives hope of the future. Many of these works have been revered for their brilliance, but one of them specifically has been scored and ridiculed unjustly. That book in particular is The…

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    If you want a book that relates to real life issues whale talk is the perfect book. This book is banned in many schools for its use of language and expression of racism, it is one of the most real books I have read. Chris Crutcher wrote Whale talk to shed light on a few dark social issues such as bullying and racism, show the irony of society, and last but not least show us there is always hope. Chris Crutcher wrote Whale talk to shed light on a few dark social issues such as bullying and…

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    The derogatory racial slur, n****r is written forty eight times in the highly challenged and banned novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The novel is about the life of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, a young girl who lives during the 1930s in the small fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. Her father, Atticus is a lawyer, who takes on a case where an African American man, Tom Robinson is taken to trial for claiming to have a raped a white woman. The trial results in asserting how powerful and…

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    Characters Transformations Ernest J. Gaines wrote A Lesson Before Dying in the 20thcentury: even though Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was written in the 19th century. Yet, both show how characters from the novels transform. Ernest J. Gaines even though some of it was fictional he used people from his real life to relate the book too which is talked about in Bill Ferris in Meeting Ernest Gaines. Twain’s Huck Fin is about a young Huck Finn, son of a drunk father, leaves and goes on…

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    throughout the book. For example, Huckleberry Finn begins to gets very sad about the slaves being separated that he, “ couldn’t a stood it all, but would a had to bust out and tell on our gang if I hadn’t knowed the sale warn’t no account and the niggers would be back home in a week or two,” (Twain 186). Huckleberry Finn almost did this because he not only felt bad for the slaves, but knew that families shouldn’t be separated. Another example is when he finds out that Jim has been caught and…

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    C.P. condemned the book as ‘racially offensive’… In 1984 school officials in Waukegan, Illinois, removed Huckleberry Finn from the required reading list after an alderman, according to the Associated Press, ‘objected to the book’s use of the word nigger’”(1472) People denounce the book because of its offensive language and its vulgar dialects. Given that its language might be annoying to some sensitive people, the book nonetheless shows an authentic and realistic situation in the South during…

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