Should Huckleberry Finn Be Banned Research Paper

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12 March 2013 To Ban or Not to Ban? “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic novel written by Mark Twain and was first published in 1884. Today, some find it questionable whether Twain’s novel should be banned in schools. The question is to ban or not to ban The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The use of language throughout the book poses controversy. Though not acceptable today, language of the times and dialect is reflected and represented throughout the novel. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should not be banned from schools because it represents a positive relationship between a young boy and a runaway slave. The young boy, Huckleberry Finn changes his views of Miss Watson’s runaway slave,…show more content…
Their adventures bring them to have deeper views of one another. In chapter 16, thinking they are near Cairo, Jim thanks Huck. Two men appear hunting slaves. Jim is hidden under a canopy tent on the raft Huck and Jim share. Huck feels torn about giving Jim up, but does not. “What’s the use you learning to do right. “When it’s troublesome to do right and no trouble to do wrong, and the wages is just the same” (Twain 81). Huck does not feel right about hiding Jim, but does not feel right about giving him up either. Ultimately, Huck hides Jim from the slave catchers by leading them to believe he is hiding his sick father with the smallpox under the tent. The slave catchers even float a twenty-dollar gold piece on a board to Huck. Though Huck is always up to mischief, he is smart at manipulating relationships. The relationship Huck has with Jim becomes one of respect. Twain shows that while there are people who view slaves as inferior, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn gives great example that shows a human side. Twain’s novels should never be banned from schools. School children everywhere should be allowed the opportunity to read about young Huck and his adventurous journey down the river with his loyal companion and friend, the runaway slave,

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