The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain Essay

1418 Words Jan 6th, 2016 6 Pages
A young African-American was wrongly accused of committing a crime during his childhood, just because of his skin color. He graduated within the top five percent of his class, but the false accusations placed on his record are standing in between him and the success of finding a substantial job. The accuracy behind this particular story may not be true, but this is a natural occurrence in 21st-century America. The issue of racism is just as prevalent in modern day society as it was in 1884, when Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Perhaps one of the most famous authors, Ernest Hemingway, once said, “All modern American Literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. It’s the best book we’ve ever had. All American writing comes from that. There was nothing before. There has been nothing as good since”. Throughout American history, many authors praised The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn for the embracement of how fictional the “American Dream” really was. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains timeless in society because of its inclusion of relatable issues such as prejudice, internal conflict, and the humanization of characters as illustrated through the character, “Nigger Jim”.
During the 1800’s, the dialect in the South contrasts greatly from the language spoken by people today. Prejudice is a timeless issue addressed explicitly in The Adventures of Hucklberry Finn. Nigger, a word stated over 200 times in the novel, is now the…

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