Mark Twain Persuasive Essay

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Persuasive Essay Mark Twain even 100 years after his death has been the subject for many conversations around the world. Mark Twain’s book “Huckleberry Finn” is very controversial because of its racist language. Some people think changing racist language in old literature won’t hurt the book. I like Mark Twain’s quote “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter.” This is saying that changing the words in books to make it more comfortable for the reader isn’t right. It should stay the way the author intended it to be. Racist language in old literature is very uncomfortable for many people to read. It can be offensive to African Americans. Many books are banned from schools just because of the racist language. We just need to understand that these books were written a long time ago and that was the language they used back then. If the book “Huckleberry Finn” was written today it would not have that language. First off, like I said the year the book was written has to do a lot with the language. Racist language in old literature is what they used at the time. It’s old literature for a reason. These books were written a long time ago and that is how they spoke at the time. The authors aren’t trying to be offensive. If they wrote these books now it wouldn’t have the racism in it. Also, it changes the whole book. If somebody other than the author changes the book it no longer is that authors book. The language in old literature should not be changed, it’s how the author wants it to be. Changing the racist language into less offensive words ruins the character of the book. Finally, you have to be careful who reads it. It has racist language, but that’s how the author wrote it. Old literature with racist language is probably not suitable for younger kids. If the book has racist language that doesn’t
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