The question boils down to the depiction of Jim, the black slave, and to the way he is treated by Huck and other characters. The use of the word "nigger" is also a point raised by some critics, who feel that Twain uses the word too much and too loosely. Mark Twain never presents Jim in a negative light. He does not show Jim as a drunkard, as a mean person or as a cheat.
Share via Email Mark Twain: AP So, Mark Twain stays in the news even years after his death. First, with the initial volume of his Autobiography, finally published in the form planned by the author.
Second, with the controversy stirred up by a "new" edition of Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in which the offensive racial epithets "injun" and "nigger" are replaced by "Indian" and "slave" respectively.
Undoubtedly the use of the word "nigger" — surely the most inflammatory word in the English language — makes Huckleberry Finn a tricky novel to teach. But that is not necessarily a reason for replacing it with a gentler bowdlerised term.
Twain was undoubtedly anti-racist. Friends with African American educator Booker T Washington, he co-chaired the Silver Jubilee fundraiser at Carnegie Hall for the Tuskegee Institute — a school run by Washington in Alabama to further "the intellectual and moral and religious life of the [African American] people".
As Twain himself said: Perhaps this is not a book for younger readers. Perhaps it is a book that needs careful handling by teachers at high school and even university level as they put it in its larger discursive context, explain how the irony works, and the enormous harm that racist language can do.
The minute you do this, the minute this stops being the book that Twain wrote.Racism in Schools - This unjust act of racism and inequality within the school system can be dated back to with the Plessy V. Fugurson case which resulted in “ separate facilities for education” and an “ equal education”.
Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain - Huck Finn thought that Sawyer’s way of going about the robbery and pretend murders were unplanned and sometimes made no sense. "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is a fictional story of a white boy who helps his friend Jim escape slavery.
It is told from Huck's point of .
Twain’s novel isn’t some b.s. propaganda piece like Uncle Tom’s Cabin to show the cruelties of slavery. Twain’s book takes a comprehensive look at the relationship between white and black at the time.
Trevor Noah and The World's Fakest News Team tackle the biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture. Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was banned for the first time just one month after its publication.
“Not suitable for trash” was the opinion of the Concord, Massachussetts, librarians who banned it in