Why Is Huckleberry Finn Be Banned

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The definition of a challenged book is attempting to have the book removed from schools or libraries because of its content, while the definition of a banned book is removing the piece of literature from a school or library because of its content. There are thousands of authors and books that are challenged. Some of the “repeat offenders” that show up the most often on a banned books list are J. K. Rowling, Judy Blume, and Mark Twain. They all have multiple pieces of literature that have been banned. There are many people that are upset about the banning of books and they disagree with said action. Some pieces of literature are said to be too mature for certain audiences, and classic books are being banned from schools and libraries because…show more content…
Ernest Hemingway, an American novelist in the early 1900’s, said that all modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn (Kelly), and T.S. Elliot called it a “masterpiece” (Kelly). It’s initial publication was 1885. Although it’s been years since the publication, it still shakes social leaders and parents because of its racial slurs and insensitivity towards race differential. The book is commonly banned because it contains the N-word, and some students found it uncomfortable and inappropriate. This shows that the banning of books has kept the children from reading adult-like topics. Many people believe that this is a problem because it shelters students from the harsh world and language that comes along with it. Although Huckleberry Finn seems to be a perfect piece of literature that could teach students about the topic of slavery, millions of people protest the thought of students reading it. Huckleberry Finn is about a young boy who runs away from home, who goes by the name of Huckleberry Finn. Finn meets a runaway slave named Jim, and as time passes, their situation of running away becomes wild. This book brings the idea of running away from your problems and some parents are not fond of that. Although, some parents agree that this book is a classic and deserves to be read by the children of this country. This novel remains one of the most challenged books, although it is also one of the most taught books in American public school system (Kelly). Perhaps this book teaches good morals to the students and changes their perspective of
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