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Every day society is imposed upon by awful messages Not one day passes in which we do not see something terrible or obscene on television and most people have been exposed to the usage of racial slurs It is hard to understand why a book should be banned if it has this subject matter in extremely small amounts The decision should be left up to the potential reader of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because making the book required would be just as ridiculous as completely banning it The Adventures Huck Finn is an outstanding novel with absolutely no reason at all to be banned at any school across the globe This novel by the extraordinary author Mark Twain is an exceptional piece of literature The book itself may have a few credits to its disadvantage but those credits against it are so minor that they should not be taken into account One of the downsides of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the usage of certain racial slurs The word nigger appears 189 times but it should not make a substantial impact on a reader This word itself may be quite offensive particularly in the beginning of the book but towards the middle and end the racial term is not used to degrade people of the African American race The most prevalent misuse of the word nigger is in the introductory part of the novel This racial slur is mostly abused by Hucks father Pap Pap represents the average misinformed redneck In each appearance that Pap had in the book he had criticizing words for whatever was going on around him For example he was making fun of the North because black people were allowed to have freedom Pap had many stereotypical views None of those should be taken greatly into consideration seeing as how Pap was intoxicated in all of his appearances throughout the book Pap had a sever alcohol problem He
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