Huck Finn: The Dangers Of President Twain's Huckleberry Finn

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Our 35th president, President John F. Kennedy once stated, “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge from the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.” President Kennedy indicated that he doesn’t want to censor what the American citizens know about the world outside of the U.S., such as communism, dictatorship, and sufferings. He is also saying that he trusts his fellow Americans to figure out what is right and what is wrong in this world. A government that does not openly share its secrets is one that is insecure and scared of its own people because it covers …show more content…
Fortunately, Twain uses the delinquent, Huck Finn, to voice his own personal beliefs about the immoral government that ran the country before the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. Huck’s discovery of Jim’s humanity and his idiotic battle of conscience of whether to save a friend, despite of his color, or to follow society’s rules, asserts the power of a government’s influence over its people and how it could go wrong. Ultimately, what needs to be upheld in our government--as well as any--is that citizens should be told the truth and that censorship should be for minor, unimportant …show more content…
For Count Basie, being born in the times of segregation must have really triggered his mind as a child with the fact that he wasn’t able to play other children unless they were also black. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck befriends Jim and throughout the book, you will realize that not once had he call Jim a “nigger” during their trip on the boat due to their friendship, but Huck has once referred to Jim as a nigger when he was talking to his Pap about Miss Watson’s nigger. As the novel progresses, Huck and Jim get closer knowing that they’re both trying to escape and it would be for the good of both of them. Huck had soon realize that helping Jim is not only for their friendship but to prove to their “masters” that blacks are indeed human and they have feelings like everyone else. They are not inhuman just because of their

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