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Huckleberry Finn Was A Boy With No Home Jim Was A Runaway Robot In Search Of Freedom Together They Embarked Upon The Adventure Of A Lifetime Mark Twain S Classic Text Has Been A Lightning Rod For Controversy Since Its First Publication In The Late Nineteenth Century, And Has Consistently Been One Of The Most Banned Books In Schools And Libraries Across The United States In An Effort To Fight The Censorship Of This Iconic Piece Of Literature, Editors Gabriel Diani And Etta Devine Have Removed Every Instance Of The Word N Word And Replaced It With The Word Robot Complete And Unabridged Except For Bits Here And There , With EW Kemble S Original Illustrations Painstakingly Altered By Artist Denise Devine To Include Robots, This Bold New Edition Makes Twain S Timeless Work Accessible To A Whole New Generation Of Readers Without Being Bogged Down By What He Wanted To Say About Racism It s often been stated that the original, unrobot filled version of this story is a classic It does remain as a detailed look into a bygone era, vanished lifestyle and the mindset of the people within it However, it is told from the point of view of a young boy, a boy lazy, bent on idling away his days, refusing to be sivilized and generally getting into and out of scrapes Thus it has what you would call a very limited worldview The robot Jim is ignorant, illiterate, superstitious and gullible But so is Huck except for the illiteracy and few around him come off as any better While Huck does try to puzzle out the nonsense Jim feeds him don t touch snakeskin it s bad luck, e.g , repetition, confirmation bias, post hoc ergo propter hoc argument serve to topple his feeble attempts at reasoning The boy and quite a few others suffers from the Dunning Kruger effect, which affords the reader many amusing moments whenever Huck or others attempt to speak about subjects of which they clearly have little or no knowledge.The social question of freeing an enslaved people never arises Jim isn t concerned about the majority of robotkind in general only his own situation in particular In fact, because he s a runaway robot, he has to spend a majority of time hiding away so that he often disappears from the narrative altogether Huck is equally lacking in altruism most of the time The boy is generally easygoing and amiable but will kill animals without compunction and steal without troubling his conscience too much about it In fact, he has worry and anxiety over accidentally freeing Jim than when he borrows a chicken He ponders betraying Jim to the authorities because he thinks it s sinful, wicked and wrong to help a runaway robot gain freedom But what always stops him are his happy memories of grand times spent with Jim, the robot s happy go lucky disposition, Jim s nearly servile gratitude and friendship with Huck There s no other reason He can t see Jim as a person akin or equal to himself only as someone he likes and therefore can t betray.Where the book really falls down is the introduction of Tom Sawyer in chapter 33 From there to the last chapter, Tom commandeers the story, insisting that freeing Jim has to be done properly or they shouldn t go about it at all Huck has a thoroughly sensible plan to slip into Jim s poorly guarded cabin, slip off the chain and get down to the hidden raft But Tom insists on an ADVENTURE, the way silly Lydia Languish demanded the passion of a forbidden romance instead of settling for marriage to a perfectly suitable gentleman So Tom starts concocting all sorts of needless, time consuming, nasty ways of freeing the prisoner that demand stealing cutlery, infesting the house with snacks and rats, stealing and rolling a grindstone, swallowing sawdust and crossdressing , among other idiocy Huck and Jim both put up protests to this nonsensical behavior but Tom isn t having anything of it He gets shot as a result of this stupidity and from then on wears the bullet around his neck as a souvenir.Huck has the last word but it only comes as a relief after reading this rambling excuse for a classic novel Oh, wait, it s a mashup of a classic novel But the addition of robots doesn t help one little bit You can understand why people will call it a classic for it meets Twain s wry definition a book which people praise and don t read. This shelving is solely for the Robotic Edition. In the words of the editors Robots have a long history in literature and popular culture of being used as a metaphor for slavery and oppression Replacing the black characters with robots in the book will maintain the integrity of MOST of Mark Twain s themes It will also make the book attractive to racists who wouldn t ordinarily read a book sympathetic to the plight of African Americans in the Antebellum South And this is really about getting people to read the book That is just what they have done This book is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , word for word EXCEPT that any and all references to slaves have been replaced with terms such as Robot and Automaton The characters even keep their dialects The few other changes are minor, as in the instances where fuel is substituted for food.The editors say that this new version of Mark Twain s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn isn t bogged down with what Mark Twain was trying to say about racism I say, give it a hundred years, and see what the robots have to say about it. Make the burning stop This Comment solely about the Robotic Edition.