In the last decade, the novel was the 14th most frequently challenged text in schools while it was the fifth most during the s, the American Library Association ALAsaid.
Thirty thousand copies of the book had been printed before the obscenity was discovered. Hence, he disliked the racial segregation and the social practices taking place at the time. The library and the other members of the committee entertain similar views, characterizing it as rough, coarse, and inelegant, dealing with a series of experiences not elevating, the whole book being more suited to the slums than to intelligent, respectable people.
It is not the first time that US schools have questioned whether the two classic novels belong in the classroom.
Harper Lee Novels by Harper Lee and Mark Twain have been pulled from school syllabuses in Minnesota over fears their use of racial slurs will upset students. Censorship and the Values of Fiction. Jim tells Huck that Huck's father Pap Finn has been dead for some time he was the dead man they found earlier in the floating houseand so Huck may now return safely to St.
In Illinois and on Jackson's Island[ edit ] Pap forcibly moves Huck to his isolated cabin in the woods along the Illinois shoreline. The Southern Lifestyle Mark Twain satirizes the lifestyle in Southern cities of America in general through the way he depicts the characters.
The "duke" and "king" soon become permanent passengers on Jim and Huck's raft, committing a series of confidence schemes upon unsuspecting locals all along their journey.
Because of Pap's drunken violence and imprisonment of Huck inside the cabin, Huck, during one of his father's absences, elaborately fakes his own death, escapes from the cabin, and sets off downriver.