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The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin - Mark Twain

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Mark Twain is a very well-known author who had many successful books. In recent times, some of his books have come under scrutiny for many different social issues he displays in his stories. It is hard to understand the authors mindset while writing these stories if you do not know anything about the author himself. It is easy to deem some of his work inappropriate in our current century, but that is in fact not true if you get to know the man behind the stories. In this essay, I will be arguing how Mark Twain’s \"Huckleberry Finn\" has some very controversial topics, and how this story coming from a little boy’s point of view are in fact not racist.

The entire main goal in the story of “Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” is freedom. The two main characters Huck and Jim are wanting the same thing, but freedom means something different for each of them. It is young boy who has an abusive father and just wants the freedom to live uncivilized, and Jim a runaway slave, just wants to be able to live in peace. The controversy surrounding this tale is whether or not it should be taught in schools’ due to the language used throughout the book. Our society has been trying to annihilate racism all together and finds the racial slurs in this book inappropriate.

Nonetheless, students are aware that that the language used throughout this book are not acceptable in our society today.“ Your teacher will say straight off the bat that Mark Twain was not a racist; that his


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