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The Censorship of Huckelberry Finn The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn has been called one of the greatest pieces of American literature deemed a classic The book has been used by teachers across the country for years Now Huck Finn along with other remarkable novels such as Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird are being pulled off the shelves of libraries and banned from classrooms All the glory this majestic piece by Mark Twain has acquired is slowly being deteriorated This is occurring because some say it does not meet todays politically correct standards This is an immense disturbance to all who have read and cherished Huckelberry Finn and know this works true meaning Censorship as defined in the dictionary is in the case of a book to take out things thought to be objectionable Censorship is far more than that This mere word prohibits us from all things branded with its mark In this instance of The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn it takes away an American treasure and more importantly defies First Ammendment rights Those who find Huck Finn distasteful and unappropriate are trying to brand this work by censorship and make it unjust to read This is similar to a farmer trying to brand his mark upon a bull with those against Huck Finn as the farmers and Huckelberry Finn is the bull As most know the bull never goes down without a fight and wont allow thje farmer to branded just as the supporters of Huckelberry Finn will not just be taken down passively The main reason Huckelberry Finn is being subjected to such scrutiny is because of the way Twain protrayed nigger Jim and his use of the racial slur The Anti-Huckelberry Finn feel that it is to uncomfortable for African-Americans to read the book and think they are being stereotyped into Jims image Though some find it wrong for this American treasure to remain availible
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