The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1105 Words Feb 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Mark Twain 's Huckleberry Finn is one of the most highly criticised novels in American history. This book is about a young boy, Huck Finn, who goes on many adventures, encountering a wide variety of people, including an escaped slave named Jim. He would travel the Mississippi River with Jim and would eventually work to free him from the captivity of the family of his best friend, Tom Sawyer. The book 's use of the “N” word is often mistaken by readers as Mark Twain writing the book with the intent of it being racist. Mark Twain is one of the greatest writers ever when it comes to using satire to get his point across. His “racist” point of view in Huckleberry Finn are just another great example of that. This book is written in a regionalist tone that just shows the truth about how people living in the south in the pre-Civil War era thought and behaved. The obvious way this book is considered racist is its blatant use of the word “nigger”. Read out of context in today’s society, yes, this word is racist, and even in the way it is used in the book, it 's racist, but this book is not based in modern-times. Huckleberry Finn was written when cruel and unjust treatment of blacks was common and the use of that word didn’t even get a second thought. The “N” word was used in that era like the word “bro” is today. It wasn’t even used with the intent of being a derogatory term. It was more of a nickname for slaves. This is all representative of how Twain wrote in a regionalist tone. He…

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