Essay on Huck: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Submitted By Natalievalencia96
Words: 383
Pages: 2

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is known for its explicit content such as the use of the word “nigger” and the amount of racism used since publication. Parents and even teachers have sought out to have the book be banned on school book reading lists and for it not to be taught. Yet, books must have some literary merit and value to remain on the list. For a book to be proven worthy for teaching, it must provide a life lesson with worth and meaning. It must as well have correlation with the material and curriculum of the time period being taught Huck Finn fits perfectly into Pre and Post Civil War because the setting takes place during the early stages of slavery and racism. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be preserved in Fremont Union High School District reading list because it educates students in valuable life lessons and the rich history in slavery and racism. In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck Finn learns about the true value of friendship and the meaning of what a friend truly is. Huck Finn is a young run away from his problematic lifestyle and encounters the Negro slave Jim, Huck and Jim float down on the Mississippi River developing a stronger bond than Huck has ever had with anyone. In a small period were Huck is separate from Jim, soon finally reunites with him, Jim scolds Huck exclaiming “When I got all wore out wid work, en wid de callin’ for you, en went to sleep, my heart wuz mos’ broke bekase you wuz los” (Twain 72).