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Although it has been over 100 years since The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published there is still a debate on whether or not it should be a part of schools curriculums What is the big issue Why can some people use the word in public while Twain cant even write the word in a book Twain uses the N-word quite often throughout the book which is why many people question his writing Although many people stand against the study of Huckleberry Finn in the classroom it should be studied at the high school level or above There are three reasons to study Huckleberry Finn to learn of Americas past to help teens mature and to look at the moral lessons it contains Throughout the book Twain makes references to Americas past when using the N-word Twain is not trying to attack blacks but rather keep history authentic in his writing Oftentimes when Twain uses the N-word he is referring to the suffering of our ancestors to which many of us are blind Since the days of slavery the N-word has been psychologically maiming to black people However Twain uses the word more as a metaphor to criticize society Whenever Twain was talking about racism at home the foreign misadventures of the Western powers or the excesses of the era of greed he initially flourished in after the Civil War his target was always human folly and hypocrisy Blount 1 Twain was still alive during slavery so he certainly knows what the times were like He does not try to take anything away from blacks pride but rather just help everyone relate back to those days Twain shows that slavery was never right no matter what people say Huck believes what he was taughtthat nigger stealing is a mortal sin Nevertheless he is willing to risk the consequences of societal punishment and eternal damnation to free his friend The real sin says the author
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