Essay on The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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One day one feels one way and the next he is a new man. In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain the main character Huck changes his view on racism, and the similarities between races as he travels with a black man named Jim. His friend Tom Sawyer goes through part of this adventure and constructs crazy ideas. Huck grew up on racist beliefs taught by his father, and thought black people were lesser beings and could be treated badly. His thoughts on this change under the circumstances where he must travel with Jim, and he begins to realize that black people are like white people. He tries to escape his abusive father by faking his death and running away, which leads him to Jim, who is also escaping, but from slavery. He realizes that Jim is a smart man who can reason well, as Jim runs away so he would not be sold. He also realizes that Jim has similar feelings as a white person, as Jim misses his family. Lastly, he realizes that Jim is as smart and the same as a white person as he cares for Tom while he is hurt. Huck’s racist beliefs, on black and white equality change as he travels with Jim, as he sees how well Jim can reason, how similar Jim’s feelings are to his own, and how Jim is equal to white person even though he has black skin.
Jim is a smart man who can reason well in any situation displaying that he is the same as a white person in one important aspect. Black people are not considered to be smart, Jim is proving this wrong. Huck thinks that…

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