View Poll Results: Should Huck Finn be censored?
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Yes, we live in a different world now and those words are racist
No, it's a classic book that should be left as the author intended
01-04-11, 06:49 PM #1
Hucklberry Finn - Censorship or a sign of the times?
Acclaimed by critics, scholars, and -- of course -- readers, Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is one of the great American novels. The book has been reprinted countless times, adapted into movies, and translated into just about every language under the sun. But should it be updated for today's times?
News that the manuscript would undergo some changes sent shockwaves through the Search box. According to Publishers Weekly, NewSouth Books plans to release a version of Huck Finn that cuts the "n" word and replaces it with "slave." The slur "injun," referring to Native Americans, will also be replaced.
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Huck Finn Gets Some Changes - Yahoo! NewsNo one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
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01-04-11, 06:52 PM #2
Sanitizing the ugliness of history only reduces understanding of how and why it was ugly.
01-04-11, 06:56 PM #3
It's a classic novel and it should remain as is.
01-04-11, 06:57 PM #4
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01-04-11, 07:05 PM #5
Maybe we should change the history books also. Lets paint a picture of slavery as a fun times for the slaves. These tree hugging liberals can kiss my rear end ~~
01-05-11, 08:11 AM #6
Whenever we felt a book was inappropriate for our children we didn't let them read it until they were older and then they decided for themselves as to whether they wanted to go ahead and read it on their own. There are good books that have awful racial garbage in them and when the girls were young we skipped over those parts but I made sure they knew what we objected to without reading the actual words. Later, they could read it for themselves to see what we objected to and why.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
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01-05-11, 04:35 PM #7
01-05-11, 08:13 PM #8
This is where subtle education escapes the looney left's Thought Police. The entire point of the book Huck Finn was an anti-slavery message. After being raised and told he would go to hell for helping slaves, Huck decided he'd rather risk hell than not help his friend. Clemens was very precise in the words he used and how he conveyed messages. Changing his work will change the character and meaning of the stories.
Stupid Thought Police. Wouldn't know literature if a book landed on their heads.Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.
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01-05-11, 08:17 PM #9
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that justifies it." -- Frederic Bastiat
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01-05-11, 09:55 PM #10
Leave it alone. If you don't like the wording don't buy or read it.
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01-05-11, 10:10 PM #11
Next thing you know, they're going to want to take the metaphorical Purell to "To Kill a Mockingbird" too.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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01-08-11, 03:01 PM #12The true measure of your character is what you choose to do when you think no one is looking.
01-08-11, 05:01 PM #13For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
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