November 02, 2005
Mailloux - The Bad-Boy Boom
I can't believe that Huckleberry Finn was actually thought to be the cause of young boys acting up. First I think who are these bad boys that are sitting around reading Huck Finn. Most bad boys I know aren't going to be reading a book to get ideas. It kinda makes me laugh.
But I do completley understand where these people that banned the book are coming from. The book is filled with violet things and so many lies I wouldn't even like to think about counting them. I think the issue is that boys should not really be reading this book, although I really don't think a book would effect them so much as to do serious bad things. I think that lies in in their heart of knowing what is right. As the article states, "It is not adapted to Sunday school libraries, and should perhaps be left unread by growing boys; but the mature in mind may read it" I believe that only a person that has the capabillities of understanding what the book is about should be reading it. It is not an adventure story for kids. There are serious issues in this book that the author shows in different ways throughout the book. Most young boys and really not going to understand symbolism.
Posted by MichelleKoss at November 2, 2005 03:14 PM