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A classic novel is one that stands the test of time a book that teaches lessons and morals that readers of all ages can appreciate and learn from There are many American novels that are considered classics but there is one that is thought of before all others The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has long been considered a classic piece of American literature the book to which all other American work is compared to It is revered to the point that it is a section of the curriculum for Literature classes all over the country However there are some that think that this book should not be taught in school but rather something like Uncle Toms Cabin mostly because Huck Finn provides the reader with such low views of the African American I think that Huck Finn should not be read for reasons such as Huck development as a character the relationship between Huck and Jim Jims character and the quality of the last twelve chapters Throughout the novel the character of Huck Finn learns many lessons about life and also becomes adept at being immoral when needed This is one of the major criticisms of the book For a book that is said to be a perfect example of American literature the main character is not exactly the greatest role model He starts out as a boy who just wants to have a good time with his friend Tom He kind of idolizes Tom Sawyer and often would ask himself what Tom would do when he got into a situation He even went so far as to change his course of action because he thought its not how Tom would have done it like when they find the wrecked steamboat in Chapter 12 When he boards the boat and discovers the criminals talking to Jim Turner he doesnt run because Tom Sawyer wouldnt back out now and so I wont
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