Mark Twain's 'Huckleberry Finn' and Racism
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This essay deals with Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn, trying to assess why this book is considered a classic but is the subject of continual efforts to ban its use in public schools. It considers the question of the racism of the novel and finds that while Twain uses language that is not acceptable in modern parlance, it reflects accurately the speak of the time, so that it is reasonable.
From the Paper:" Few writers have a reputation as mixed as Mark Twain. He is regarded on the one hand as one of the greatest of America's writers, and one of his greatest works has been condemned with a determination almost unrivaled among major writers. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is regard at once as a classic and a book that should be almost completely suppressed. The central issue in this controversy is race. Huckleberry Finn is written in dialect, as Twain carefully pointed out in his opening "Explanatory." In the opening chapter is the first appearance of the word that serves as a lightning rod for criticism: "nigger". This is one of 212 ..."
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