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Agruement Essay

  • Submitted by: dwoodall
  • on April 2, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 601 words

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Revised Argument Essay
H.L. Mencken Wrote, “The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe,” if an average man just wants to be safe then is that would be the reason an average man follows the laws, or maybe they follow those laws because if broken they could have their freedom and rights taken away from them.   When you look at some events in history it seems like the average man would rather give up there safety to be free and the same goes to some people now a days. Also in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, Jim just wants to be free and Huckleberry Finn wants to be safe but he ends up gaining his freedom at the same time.
When you look back on Americas past you see the battle for Civil Rights, like getting rid of the Jim Crowe laws, which were unwritten laws against the blacks, or giving women and blacks the right to vote. The average man wasn’t afraid to go to war and risk his/her life as long as he would be free. For example, after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, America moved all the Japanese Americans from the west coast to internment camps, to make sure America would have maximum security and keep our nation safe. Although some of these Japanese Americans joined the 442nd regiment, military team for non-Americans, so they could leave these camps and even though they knew they had to go fight in a war where they wouldn’t be safe and could lose their life at any time it gave them the freedom they wanted so the Japanese Americans did it anyways.
Another example where being free was more important to an average man than being safe was in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. In this book by Mark Twain when Huck runs away he’s not only running away to be safe from an abusive father but he also running away to gain his freedom from his father’s restrictions and rules. Or how about Jim? He’s running/leaving with Huck to gain his freedom instead of staying and being a slave, even though it would be dangerous for both of...

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