The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1110 Words Apr 4th, 2016 5 Pages
The Oscars, for the second consecutive year in a row, did not include any people of color in the nominations list, for the acting category. As a result, a majority of the public became unsettled with the Oscar’s. Society voiced their opinions’ on the award show, declaring there to be countless African American actors well deserving of an Oscar. Similarly, readers claim Mark Twain’s novel to be racist. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn depicts a story of a young white boy, Huck Finn, helping Jim, an African American slave, achieve his freedom. Thus, Twain’s novel is not racist.
Huck recognizes Miss Watson’s slave, Jim, with human qualities. When Finn tricks Jim into believing that all the events Jim describes were part of a dream, he becomes perturbed. Consequently, Huck becomes compelled to rethink his actions due to Jim’s agitation: “I wouldn’t done that one if I’d ‘a’ knowed it would make him feel that way” (Twain 86). Shortly after, Huck is 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, he shows that he acknowledges Jim as a father and a husband who misses his…

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