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Topics: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain, Satire Pages: 2 (524 words) Published: November 17, 2013
IIntroduction: Mark Twain’s compelling novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has been criticized and also valued by many of all ages. The novel gives us a critical viewpoint of American history that should never be forgotten, but learned from. 11th grade American literature classes have the right and should be required to include this amazing read in in the local public school. We should include this book in curriculums because America’s past should not be hidden as an ugly truth, without it we deprive a learning experience to students, and to dispute over it due to possible racism is just wrong.

IIReason 1: America’s past should not be hidden as an ugly truth. A)Textual Support
1)Takes place during important time of slavery.
2)Gives perspective of the people in that time period.
3)Thought Process of those times.
B)Source Support
1)“Huck Finn and the Ebb and Flow of Controversy” (Jonathan Yardley) IIIReason 2: without it we deprive a learning experience to students. A)Textual Support
1)Students do not support ban of book.
2)Students need book to bring together history and literature. 3)Takes away from learning.
B)Source Support
1)“Twain Classic Bounced from Class Again” (Valerie Strauss) 2)“The Teaching of Huckleberry Finn” (Kevin J.)
3)“Dropping the N-Bomb” (Frank Rich)
4)“English Journal” (Allen Carey-Webb)
IVReason 3: to dispute over it due to possible racism is just wrong. A)Textual Support
1)“Nigger used to describe African Americans back then.
2)Book part of different time period and ideology.
3)Why is it racist when it’s everywhere like our music.
B)Source Support
1)“Huck Finn and the Ebb and Flow of Controversy” (Jonathan Yardley) 2)“The Teaching of Huckleberry Finn” (Kevin J.)
3)“Playing in the Dark” (Toni Morrison)
4)“Dropping the N-Bomb” (Frank Rich)
5)“Learning to Read Past the Pain” (Donna Britt)

VConclusion: In the final analysis, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn should be kept part...
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