Analysis Of The Book ' The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn '

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Lola Parsapour
Mr. Ruddy
AP Lang
3 September 2015
The Value in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, developed into one of the most controversial books in America. The basis of this controversy can be summarized briefly for it was the use of racial slur and issues of slavery that caused tension in our society. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was banned for the first time one month after its publication. ““Not suitable for trash” was the opinion of the Concord, Massachusetts, librarians who banned it in 1885.” (PEN American Center ). Twain, one of the most commonly spoken name of classic authors in America wrote this novel not to establish controversy, but to communicate a story of friendship between a white boy and a runaway slave who pursuit freedom together on a raft down the Mississippi River. Not one of Twain 's books was meant for people to have a feeling of happiness or well-being. The purpose of his writing was to speak the truth. Those who wish to band this book are the same people who cannot handle the truth. The truth behind this novel is that mankind can act both with enormous humanity and inhumanity. If the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was to be banned why stop there? How about banning The Canterbury Tale because the promiscuous Wife of Bath Tale does not stain its reader? Or how about banning Kubla Khan because the speaker’s opium trip catalyzes the poem? Or even let’s not teach the Holocaust in
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