Essay on The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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During the pre-civil war era, racism was deeply ingrained into the minds of the white population. They believed that is was morally right for a black to be treated as a slave, that they are inferior to whites. During this time, whites were not ashamed to call blacks names, such as the n word, but they did not realize the harm that they were creating. The book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, mirrors the time period when slavery still existed. Through Huck eyes, he sees the actions and hears the words of those around him. His world is literal. Through his adventures with Jim, and then the entrance of Tom, the theme of racism appears over and over again. Mark Twain addresses the theme of racism through the actions and words of Huck, Jim, and Tom.
In the beginning of the book, Huck continuously pranks Jim. A crucial point in the book comes when Huck and Jim have just been separated on the river. After a night of searching for each other, then falling asleep, Huck finds Jim the next morning asleep on the raft. As the idea formed in Huck 's mind, he couldn 't resist, and carefully climbed onto the raft, trying not to rock it which would wake Jim up. Shaking Jim, Huck pretends the whole situation doesn 't happen. At first, Jim believes Huck, and that it was all a wild dream, but then he finds the broken oar and the mud and leaves that have washed up onto the raft and realized that Huck had been lying. Jim says, "Dat truck dah is TRASH; en trash is what people is…

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