Huckleberry Finn Argument

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Huckleberry Finns Critically Acclaimed Mark Twain’s novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, may have offended numerous people, but through all the mischievous dialect this novel is one worth reading and should be taught in school. It is important for students to be reminded of the various situations in the 1800’s. Mark Twain’s novel should be taught in high school and college, but not middle school. Middle school students may not be mature enough when reading the novel to comprehend and socially relate to the characters’ roles. On the other hand, high school and college students can potentially accept the situational examples captured in the novel. Such students have more than likely experienced or read about racial incidents that were…show more content…
The Public Library Committee decided to ban the novel which could appear to many as being a selfish act. It’s possible that many high school students or adults may want to read the novel, to understand the viewpoint of a controversial writer. In taking the book away from public view , simply because a part of society does not agree with its content only hinders growth of a diverse society. It’s important to understand the good and bad of everything in order to possibly comprehend the intent of a story, such as the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. A member of the committee stated “while he does not wish to call it immoral, he thinks it contains but little humor, and that of a very coarse type. He regards it as the veriest trash” (Boston 308). This committee member appears very closed-minded and not willing to even consider that the novel has a true purpose to educate its readers, not mock a culture. The committee member does not appear to grasp the true meaning of the novel, it actually tells a realistic story. People come in contact with human beings every day, some unpleasant and others delightful just as the main characters in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. These daily encounters are a part of life experiences and society deal with them
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