Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Thoughtful Comment on the Re-writing of Huckleberry Finn

My good friend Grant Horner has a new post at his blog Profetcetera in which he tackles the recent announcement of a new edition of Mark Twain's classic novel, Huckleberry Finn, in which the offensive racial epithet that is used in the novel is changed to a non-offensive word.  Grant makes a strong case against this action, and I would simply say I agree with his analysis.  If you want to see a good example of a Christian applying good analysis in this situation, check out the post.

One quote I particularly enjoyed: "If satire has to be explained to you, you do not deserve its riches."  That's Grant at his professorial best!