Here is a little backstory of the book In this book, we have the main characters, Huckleberry Finn, Jim and Tom Sawyer. Tom is Huck’s best friend and fellow peer. Jim is Miss Watson’s slave. Huck’s father is a drunk. Huck was adopted by Widow Douglas and her sister Miss Watson is whom she lived with.
Although Huck is racist to Jim because he is Mrs. Watson’s slave at the beginning of their journey, the negative attitude held by Huck begins to go away as their adventure continues on. The more Huck and Jim go through together, the closer the two become and they start to consinder themselves as friends.
All the backlash is due to one word “Nigger” or the N- Word. Schools around the world are banning this book or censoring it. Twain was not trying to be controversial. He was merely trying to show people how slaves were treated. Twain was also against racism. The book uses …show more content…
Let’s say a person who does not find the word “Nigger” offensive was to read this might interpret it something like this. Racial slurs are used throughout the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. They are not meant to be a representation of the author's ignorance, they are meant to accurately depict common language and expressions regarding Black Americans at the time. Such expressions also reveal the attitudes of the time. An example of the use of racial slurs is "The nigger run off the very night Huck Finn was killed. So, there is a reward out for him -- three hundred dollars" The book was also to show the accurate life of a slave back