Censorship - Megan Kettwig 1823367 Composition 101 Honors...

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1823367 Composition 101 Honors Argument Essay Prof. Mary A. Haug Censorship: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn When you think about the word censorship what come to mind? First, I think of movies, books, television shows, internet websites and other various types of media and literary content. Then, I take a deeper look into things, specifically into literary works. Many books have been written concerning African-American oppression and the authors use dialect that is considered politically incorrect. I do not think it is right to use such words but in some cases it is necessary. Take The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain for example, the Caucasian characters of the book use the word nigger often and people are not okay with that. They try to ban it from our classrooms and libraries hoping to spare the youth some knowledge of the hardships that African-Americans once faced. I do not think that that is okay. We need to know about the past and everything that happened. It is a part of who we are today and explains many things. On the other hand, I can understand why we censor books because as the banning of books became more rare the quality of some of our reading materials also did. Although there may be reasons to ban books, I think that the reasons not to ban books far outweigh the other. Throughout history many books have been banned from our libraries
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