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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Conclusion Read the following quote: [Spike] Lee also believes that parents must shoulder their portion of responsibility on [controversial] issues. "Parents really have to think about this stuff. I cannot understand parents today saying Huckleberry Finn should not be taught in school today because of the N-word. To me that's ignorant. Ignorant. First of all, you've probably used that word as a child, number one; they've heard it in the streets. Even the nastiness of that word does not outweigh the value of that monumental piece of American literature." Recall that Spike Lee is an African American Satirist; then answer the following questions in a 5-7 sentence Free Write. •Do you believe Huck Finn should be taught in schools? Explain your response. Do you believe it should be censored? Does the language affect our perception of the story and the characters? Do you agree with Lee’s claim? Explain. Flaws & Hope Mysteries revealed: Why does Tom, the rule-follower, help to free Jim? • Miss Watson died! • She set Jim free • Tom is gung-ho to let Jim free now—odd since in a way he was the one to keep him imprisoned all for the sake of adventure. Jim reveals that Pap is dead: a reminder that Jim is the father figure Flaws & Hope Huck says he is going to “light out for the territory.” How is this a sign of hope for Huck? His adventures aren’t over and he can still live outside society He will continue to grow and learn. Huck functions better when he’s on his own— morally Twain shows the Romantic side of Huck: he wants to travel and have other adventures. Is the ending realistic given the age of the narrator and the other events?
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