The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1305 Words Apr 11th, 2016 6 Pages
The United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave; or so it is said to be. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn illuminates the hypocrisy of our country and the foundations that it was built on. The basics of the “free” country was built upon the Declaration of Independence which states “that all men are created equal” which was later proven to be false due to all the slaves that our country had. America’s past is often forgotten and overlooked as it is not one to proud of and one that the great nation should have. In Black Like Huck Stanley Crouch shows how racism has been a key founding element as our country has progressed and grown throughout the years. People think that since there are not any more slaves or segregation that their is not racism and discrimination which is not true. Numerous events in today’s society still shows that racism is still around and still part of our culture. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn shows the sharp contrast of racism in an acceptable hypocritical society. Mark Twain was one of the audacious writers that depicted society 's largest hypocritical problems, racism. Twain brought to light a topic that most people were blinded to and who did not recognize the extent that racism hindered our country. Racism presents itself in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’s character Pap. Pap represents the average everyday white person whom was brought up on discriminating the opposite color during the 1840’s. As seen by this…

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