The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer And The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Essay

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For decades, the idea of censorship has been an ongoing controversy in society debating on if it is acceptable to change an author’s intended diction in a text. While it is evident that in writing, texts are often censored for their explicit language in order to preserve the peace of the novel, regardless of its intended audience. Censorship is known as the act of suppressing or editing a part of a text to make it more acceptable towards a certain audience or part of society. When considering the education of minors, the ongoing controversy involves this following idea: is it fair to edit an author’s work to easier appeal to minors or would it be easier to completely ban the book from libraries and classrooms? This controversy is relevant towards Mark Twain, a world-famous author well-known for his novels titled The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Huck Finn). As stated by an English professor at Texas State University, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn can be recognized as “the most famous, most beloved, and most controversial novel featuring a prominent black character and written by a white author” (Tally Jr. 97). As this novel was written in 1884, it is significant to consider that Twain was writing during a time of extreme discrimination and hatred against the African American community — a time in history also known as the Jim Crow Era. With this in mind, it is correct to assume that the use of the word “nigger” was a common part of
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