The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Despite being banned in many public schools, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been cherished throughout American society for many decades due to the it’s clever characters, absorbing storytelling, and engaging plotline. There are three reasons in which I am led to believe that it is the quintessential American classic novel; these three reasons include the explicit detail of racial differences during this time frame, the faultless self vs. self conflict, and the examples of parting from prevailing society opinions to begin a new friendship.
The author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, expresses a great amount of racial segregation in this novel. Although the comments about race may be distasteful in today’s society, the reader must realize that this was written in a time frame in which these comments were acceptable. I do not agree with the racial slang in this book, however, I do not think that the racial comments should make these books banned in public schools. The racial differences are what make this novel so appealing. Even today, 130 years later, these concepts are still prevalent. Twain ties these ideas into the story in such a brilliant way that no one in his time would be able to figure out. I believe that if people in the 1880s had understood the real meaning behind this book, Twain would’ve had a lot of trouble with the general public. To them, I’m sure it was just a story, but to us, the novel means so

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