Examples Of Controversy In Huckleberry Finn

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“Unnecessary Controversy” Unnecessary Controversy “Jims’ a nigger and wouldn’t understand it” (Twain 182). That’s what Huckleberry Finn says about Jim, a runaway slave that he is helping and as if black people are any less intelligent. The word “nigger” gives the story more meaning instead of what some people think offends the reader. Throughout the book, Huckleberry struggles with himself about whether he should be helping Jim or not and that struggle claws at the reader. Mark Twain, the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, made a good choice to include controversial words in the book to show racial injustice and should be taught in schools. The fight on racism is one of the most important parts about the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain uses satire to poke fun at people and show them they are wrong; twisting their beliefs. Satire is used on anything from religion to racism to stereotypes. A great example from the book is when Pap goes on and on about how government lets blacks be free, “It was ‘lection day, and I was Just about to go and vote, myself, if I warn’t too drunk to get there; but when they told me there was state in this country where they’d let that nigger vote, I drawed out” (Twain 20). Racist southerners are forced to…show more content…
The language and ideas in the novel can be seen as offensive and racist to some readers who do not comprehend them. The opposition either wants the word “nigger” to be edited out of the book or just banned all together. Banning the book or editing it destroys the meaning and value would be lost. The book shows how racist people were morally wrong. Also, the book was published over one hundred years ago and most people spoke like that then. Mark Twain used the words in his book and they should be left
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