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Unformatted text preview: Kyle Daniele June Edwards is upset that even after one hundred years of publication, Huckleberry Finn is still censored because of its use of racial, belittling “nicknames” and the image of blacks it contains when at the same time Twain’s writings nit-pick society’s beliefs and supports racial equality. Twain’s atheism draws fire upon his work but his problems lie with the simplistic religious beliefs, moral hypocrisy, and the gullible actions of do-gooders. When Miss Watson tells Huck of hell, it’s a representation of Twain’s beliefs. Her picture of singing and playing the harp all day in heaven is ridiculous to Twain as hell would be more interesting to him and would have better company. The power of prayer is also in question as Miss Watson tells Huck praying every day will bring whatever he wants. Huck gets a fishline he had asked for, but no hooks. He complains but Miss Watson explains that we receive spiritual gifts, in which we help others and not ourselves. After Huck hears this, he sees no point in doing so as it’d help everyone but himself. Also, the hypocrisy of those preaching moral purity bothers Twain everyone but himself....
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