To Teach or Not to Teach? Essay

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History has changed a great deal over time and has learned to cope with or look past countless things. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a story about a light skinned boy and a dark skinned man, who develop a strong friendship over time on a raft. The young boy Huck starts to realize the issue with slavery and soon becomes against it, which is why he helps out Jim, the older man. While the world goes on spreading hatred for blacks, they learn to ignore it. Over the years though, the revulsion dies away everywhere and people show love for one another. I believe that, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, should be taught in school. Many people are against Mark Twain’s famous book. People say that the use of the N-word offends them and that it makes them feel inferior to others. This book may make individuals feel as if they are lower than those around them, but instead of looking at the negativity in the book one should learn to look at the positive matters in it. One reason why I feel that The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be taught in school is the book helps to educate one about that time period. For example, throughout the book, “Huck realizes how he is treating Jim. He’s never been taught that it was wrong” (Culture Clash, Part 1). In the 1830s some people were not even aware of the slavery issue. Back then to white folks slavery was common; there was nothing against it according to them. In another instance, during the time Huck was being written, “blacks were exercising their rights”(Culture Clash, Part 1). Part of incidents during the time Mark Twain was writing this book had been incorporated into it. By Twain including incidents that happened in real life in this book helped to teach people to understand the difficulties in that era. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will never let any generation forget the hard times for

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