The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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Before Mark Twain started to write two of his most famous novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark was known to use his characters to display his own thoughts and opinions. “This device allowed him to say just about anything he wanted, provided he could convincingly claim he was simply reporting what others had said.” (Twain, 1283). Mark Twain used this process to be a foundation of his lectures, by manipulating his popularly with his readers. During the story of Huckleberry Finn, the impression of racism, slavery, and religion were stated on the first few chapters. Surprisingly, this is not the reason that Mark Twain’s book was banned from schools, instead it promoted rebellion behavior that school districts did not want to teach their children about. “Huck Finn was banned in many libraries and schools … denounced in pupils not for its racial content but for [it’s] supposedly encouraging boys to swear, smoke, and run away.” (Twain, 1284). This is important to know because of this book banishment, Mark Twain skillfully wrote his attitude towards racial discrimination and religion was not the reason for the limited restrictions on his book.
Before the first chapter, Mark Twain leaves a notice and explanatory for the audience to read. “[P]ersons attempting to find moral in it will be banished” (Twain, 1289). This statement gives the reader a caution sign and a hook before reading the first sentence of Huckleberry Finn’s story. Mark Twain
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