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Education & Ignorance
Transcript of Education & Ignorance
Quote #2 Relation to today's society
“I don’t take no stock in mathematics any way. At first I hated the school, but by and-by I got so I could stand it.” - Huck
- Huck is somewhat educated,he went to school and his realistic personality shows who he is. This quote shows that Huck has little interest in school or having a real profession . It also relates to today’s society in that many students who don’t want to go to school drop out.
“Pretty soon I wanted to smoke, and asked the widow to let me. But she wouldn't. She said it was a mean practice and wasn't clean, and I must try to not do it any more. That is just the way with some people. They get down on a thing when they don't know nothing about it.”
-Huck, Chapter 1 Page 2.
Education/Ignorance in Huck Finn
By: Max T, Saul P, Period 2
In this quote, Twain was trying to imply that in his time, there were many uneducated boys when it comes to smoking cigarettes. He implies that there were little 10 year olds smoking, and they feel that if they weren't allowed to smoke, then they say that their parents know nothing about it. Truth is, the children know nothing about smoking's terrible side effects. Also, the reason why kids were so uneducated on smoking is because cigarette boxes did not include Surgeon General's warning until 1964.
Quote #1-Relation to Today
Today, there are for sure much less children smoking than there was in the 1800s, because they get taught about it in school, and it is also illegal for them to buy/ use it. Also, the Surgeon General has warning labels on the cigarette oxes, and there was no warning in the 1800s. The CDC has conducted a poll on smoking in the US, and it's relation to education. The results were as we expected.
41.9%=GED (85% smokers are uneducated, ged, or just hs)
15% of Smokers in the US are more educated with either an undergrad/ post grad degree.
From these stats, we can tell that the majority of smokers only have their GED, this means they did not compete High School. The second highest smokers were just uneducated. This proves my point, the more education someone has, the less chance they have o smoking.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Prevalence and Trends Data, 2012. Atlanta: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, 2013 [accessed 2014 Feb 14].
Twain, Mark. Mark Twain Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York: Dover Publications, 1994. Print.
Twain, M. (1835). Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. New York, NY: Dover
Ryan, J. (2013, December 3). American schools vs. the world expensive, unequal,
bad at math. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/
“I've seen it in books; and so of course that's what we've got to do.' 'But how can we do it if we don't know what
it is?' Why blame it all, we've got to do it. Don't I tell you it's in the books."
Tom once again makes this type of quote. He might be quick witted because he reads a lot of books, but is ignorant because he believes what’s in the books is the truth and that’s not always the case. He might have read a fiction book that says stealing is right. Huck was trying to tell him otherwise, but Tom is also too suborn and thinks his way is the best way.
Education: the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university
Ignorance: a lack of knowledge, understanding, or education
Max Torres - Quote 1 Slide, Quote 1 relation slide, video
Saul Perez- Quote 2 & 3 and all it's content.