So What?

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Because Mark Twain not only has many interesting quotes attributed to him, including "Life would be infinately happier if we could only be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18." Born Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain left instructions that his autobiography could not be published and released until 100 years after he died. Recently there has also been serious debate about taking certain words out of Huckleberry Finn, even though the N-word was used quite frequently during the time period. Twain is known as a natural and realistic writer. By changing the words, we would risk changing the realism of the story.

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