The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1125 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
A great majority of people are upset due to the fact that the Oscars, for the second consecutive year, did not include any people of color in the nominations list for the acting category. Society voiced their opinions’ on the award show, claiming there to be countless African American actors well deserving of an Oscar. Similarly, Mark Twain’s novel is also accused of being racist. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn depicts a story of a young white boy, Huck Finn, helping Jim, an African American slave, get his freedom. Thus, Twain’s novel is not racist.
Miss Watson’s slave, Jim, is being recognized with human qualities. When Huck tricks Jim into believing that the entire situation was a dream, he becomes perturbed. Consequently, Huck is forced to rethink his actions: “I wouldn’t done that one if I’d ‘a’ knowed it would make him feel that way” (Twain 86). Shortly after, Huck was hesitant to apologize to Jim; this was the first step in Huck viewing Jim as a human being. Huck’s character development begins to become more prominent as he starts to mature. In addition, later on when Huck sees Jim talking to himself with his head down, he addresses why Jim might be acting this way, and thinks to himself, “I do believe he cared just as much for his people as white folks does for their’n” (Twain 155). When Huck compares Jim to the whites, Huck shows that he acknowledges Jim as a father and a husband who misses his family. Clearly, Huck viewing Jim to be equal to whites, shows The…

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