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Shut the Huck Up
Transcript of Shut the Huck Up
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Reason's For Banning Books Racism
Drugs and Alcohol
Politics http://bovanity.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/stabbed-book.jpg Pico Case General Information The Pico Case occured in 1982
Was a case that was fought between The Board of Education and Pico
The Board of Education was trying to ban several books becuase they did not like the message Pico Case The case started when The Board of Education got books that they did not approve the message that the books contained
Shortly after, Steven Pico and several middle and high school students discovered that nine of the books that were being banned were in their school library at Island Trees High School in New York.
Pico decided to bring the case to court Pico Case Verdict The court finally decided that the books would not be banned because of the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech
The court stated that the books could not be banned just because the petitioners did not agree with the messages contained in the books.
The students have the right to get whatever information they desire The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A book that was written by Mark Twain
Commonly banned in schools and public libraries
Mark Twain intended it to be a sequel to the book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
The story is about Huck escaping from his abusive father and meeting and going on a journey with Jim, who is an escaped slave. Mark Twain Real name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835
When Mark Twain was a boy he was very interested in the lives of slaves and commonly went down to the slave cabins and visited them.
This may have been what inspired him to write his story, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/61/Huckleberry_Finn_book.JPG/200px-Huckleberry_Finn_book.JPG http://www.smcm.edu/twain/photos/twain_4.jpg Arguments Against Huck Finn Many parents claimed that the book was racist and inappropriate for their kids.
In the novel, the N word is used 219 times.
In a later copy of the book, all of the N word's were replaced with the word slave. Arguments for Huck Finn Mark Twain is considered to be a "realist" writer
Twain writes about many real situations which contain people who live in small towns, and talk like the people in those towns talk, which includes the N word.
Although the book is considered racist, children have the right to read it because they are allowed access to what ever information that they want. Mark Twain's Thoughts Mark Twain was happy that his book was banned because he considered it free advertising
Twain said of the criticism: "A rattling tip-top puff that will go into every paper in the country.... That will sell us 25,000 copies for sure." (Twain)
While Mark Twain was writing the book, he may have expected some of the criticism
In the books preface, he writes: "Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot." (Twain)
In the last paragraph of the book, Huck says: "If I'd a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn't a tackled it." (Twain) Work Cited Bilyeu, Suzanne. "Mark Twain's bad boy: on its 125th anniversary, Huckleberry Finn is considered one of the great American novels. But like its protagonist, the book has often been in trouble." New York Times Upfront 1 Mar. 2010: 18+. General OneFile. Web. 7 Apr. 2013.
"Board of Education v. Pico." Case Briefs. N.p., n.d. Web.
"Banned And/or Challenged Books from the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century." Banned Books. N.p., n.d. Web.
Rawls, Phillip. "Huck Finn: Controversy over Removing the 'N Word' from Mark Twain Novel." The Christian Science Monitor. N.p., 5 Jan. 2011. Web.
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