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Huck Finn Argumentative Essay
Over time, many books have been written that were offensive to some people. This will continue on forever. Books such as Huckleberry Finn depict a time in history, which must be exposed. Other books may express author’s values, morals, or religious beliefs. Banning these books would be violating every author’s freedom of speech.
Each of these books are important and educational. They may offend some, but it is impossible for every person to agree on something. By banning them, it only makes people ignorant and uninformed. It is important to learn other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with them; it allows people to become more open minded. Whether it’s the horrors of slavery and racism or the Holocaust, it is important for everyone to learn about. Controversial books allow people to learn about things they may not have been open to. The more informed and educated people are about hatred and bad things, the less likely they are to be involved in those things. Children in secondary schools who are uninformed about hurtful things, may become involved without even knowing it. Everyone should experience everything, even if it is bad or hurtful, or else they will become ignorant. Everyone also needs to be aware of the past, and their surroundings, whether or not they agree with them. Those who are uninformed are less knowledgeable.
David Bradley once said, “I understand parents’ desire to protect children from the world’s hurtful connotations”. Some might say that exposing these things to children in secondary schools will lead them to be involved with things such as racism. On the other hand, it teaches children lessons. The books read in secondary schools are appropriate, and would not promote violence or hatred. They are only taught to educate and teach valuable lessons. Informing and educating children early on is better than learning later. It gives them less of a chance to become involved in hurtful things and may even teach them to fight against it. Children’s minds are very impressionable and as long these controversial books are read and taught in the right way, it can only be helpful and not hurtful.
Controversial literature opens the minds of many. It allows people to learn about things they may not agree with, but in turn will become less ignorant. People who choose not to read literature that is found offensive, are sheltering themselves. Those who choose not to know are ignorant, and those who choose to learn are not.

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Farewell to arms #2

Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway is a novel that contains reoccurring general themes about love and war. But the principal theme of the book is that both war and love are mentally painful and burdensome.
Hemingway’s primary character, Frederic Henry, is hardly hesitant to express his wishes that the First World War were over. The war has taken him away from his love Catherine, and he feels that he really has no part in it. “It (the war) did not have anything to do with me. It seemed no more dangerous to me myself than war in the movies. I wished to God it was over though. Maybe the Austrians would crack. They had always cracked in other wars. What was the matter with this war? (Passage 1)” Frederic is sick of being in a war that he feels detached from and it is beginning to wear on him as to why the war is still going on and hasn’t ended. He escapes from the war mentally by dreaming of being with Catherine, yet their love is a burden on his mind because he rarely gets to be with her. Frederic imagines being with her, saying “After supper I would go and see Catherine Barkley. I wish she were here now. I wished I were in Milan with her,” and then thinks about what he would do with her. As Frederic narrates what he’s telling the reader about the war and then to his love with Catherine, his style changes completely. Short, concise sentences with little emotion describe the war, but long, passionate, and descriptive verse expounds his yearning affection to be with his love. Frederic is showing signs of a man who is being drained by everything that is going on around him in his life.

With her newborn child already dead, Catherine was basically on her death bed after having complications with giving birth. The thought that his companion and love of his life Catherine was dying eats away at Frederic. He even finds a reason to begin praying to God and having a newfound faith, in hope that Catherine will not pass away; “Oh, God, please don’t let her die. I’ll do anything for you if you won’t let her die. Please, please, please, dear God, don’t let her die. (Passage 5; 330)” This affirms the main theme that love is both agonizing and taxing to the mental state of mind, particularly for Frederic. It has caused him to resort to desperate measures such as expressing a belief in God that he did not have at all earlier in the book. Frederic’s love for Catherine is endearing but the pain he’s feeling has become unbearable and leaves him feeling lonely, speechless, and heartbroken.
Farewell to Arms ended with a broken Frederic Henry walking in the rain, emotionally and mentally damaged from the war and the loss of Catherine. Throughout the book’s entirety, his battle with the rigors and pain of love and war was narrated by Frederic himself. His feelings toward the war and the book’s ending essentially proved to show that the preeminent theme was to feature the hardships that war, as well as love, could inflict on Frederic’s psyche in particular.
 

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go back to junior high
 

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wtf... just... wtf?
how do you get it in the wrong section when you've been here since '04? HOW?
 

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actually i had to read huck finn for AP english this year to start our discussion on "the meaning of language"
 

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Jimmeh said:
go back to junior high
Maybe i will...oh wait, i havent completed junior year in highschool yet.

I didnt have time to explain and short here it is...

None of my Disk drives are working properly, they wont let me copy files to them. I have no floppy disks. My printer's print heads need to be replaced. I cant open my email client in school.

So i copied my ap english work onto the forum, went to school, copied it off the forum, and printed it out.

report me or whatever you want, i could care less, when i was part of this forum i gaurentee i contributed more then you did.
 

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DownButNotOut said:
Maybe i will...oh wait, i havent completed junior year in highschool yet.

I didnt have time to explain and short here it is...

None of my Disk drives are working properly, they wont let me copy files to them. I have no floppy disks. My printer's print heads need to be replaced. I cant open my email client in school.

So i copied my ap english work onto the forum, went to school, copied it off the forum, and printed it out.

report me or whatever you want, i could care less, when i was part of this forum i gaurentee i contributed more then you did.
thats cool if thats what you actually created the post for. but now, since you are done with it, click edit>delete message. now it is just spam
 

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I re-wrote it for you...
what do you think?

Huck Finn Argumentative Essay

Since the beginning of time, controversy has surrounded the printed word. Books have been written that, for whatever reason, were found offensive to some people because of differing opinions on morality and subject matter. Likely, this will continue on for as long as books are printed.

One such book Mark Twain’s novel “Huckleberry Finn”, depicts a difficult time in US history, which, while controversial, identifies important controversial subject matter that must be exposed. Specifically, this books shows the racism and prejudice that was all too often prominent in the American South prior to the civil war.

Other books are controversial as they express the author’s values, morals, or religious beliefs that may differ from their audience. The response of those wishing to disagree with the author has traditionally been by limiting, or even excluding the prospective audience by banning the books. However, this is wrong! Banning these books firstly, would be violating every author’s freedom of speech. Each of these books have merit as they are important and educational. The content may offend somepeople, but it is impossible for every person to agree on everything. By banning them, it only makes people ignorant and uninformed. By allowing others to read differeing opionons it allows the reader to learn other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with them; it allows people to become more open minded and to at least begin to unsertand someone else’s point of view.. Whether it’s the horrors of slavery and racism or the Holocaust, it is important for an audience to at least be exposed to the authon’s concepts so they can begin to make informed decisions about the subject the author is trying to present.

Controversial books allow people to learn about things they may not otherwise have been exposed to. The more informed and educated people are about hatred and bad things, the less likely they are to be involved in those things. Information is the beginning of understanding; understanding is the beginning of acceptance.

Children in secondary schools who are uninformed about hurtful things, may become involved without even knowing it and think that this is acceptable. Everyone also needs to be aware of the past, and their surroundings, whether or not they agree with them as this all exposes the reader to varying experiences that may be different from their own.. Those who are uninformed due to books being banned, are less likely to be exposed to the knowledge that another perspective may present.

David Bradley once said, “I understand parents’ desire to protect children from the world’s hurtful connotations”. Some might say that exposing these things to children in secondary schools will lead them to be involved with things such as racism. On the other hand, it teaches children lessons. The books read in secondary schools are appropriate, and would not promote violence or hatred. They are only taught to educate and teach valuable lessons. Informing and educating children early on is better than learning later. It gives them less of a chance to become involved in hurtful things and may even teach them to fight against it. Children’s minds are very impressionable and as long these controversial books are read and taught in the right way, it can only be helpful and not hurtful.

Controversial literature is a valuable tool that can open the mind.. This exposure allows people to learn about differing perspecitves they may not agree with, but in turn will become empowered with the tools to form an informed decision. . People, who are banned from reading controversial literature that is found offensive, are being needlessly sheltered and purposefully limiting their ability to understand. It is in understanding the differing opinion, though not necessarily agreeing with it, that acceptance is accomplished and therin people can learn to agree to disagree without the predjudice and anger that has existed in the past.
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lol Medic, you could've sold that to him for like 5 bucks
 

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You contributed more than I did...tho you only have 42 posts?

Even tho-Should have been in the lounge.

Medic-thats awesome, you must be really really bored. But, so am I, b/c I read your entire e-paper.

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