Theme Of Racism In Huck Finn

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Apart from being an American classic, Mark Twain's, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is a window into the racist attitudes and customs of the south in the 1880’s. Racism is an issue that has been around since ancient times. In 1619 the Dutch were first to bring African Americans slaves to our country. Which evolved into a nightmare for our country and would later divide us. Slavery continued through the 17th and 18th centuries which made america very wealthy from selling tobacco and cotton.

Slavery continued all the way up to 1863 when U.S president Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation that freed all slaves and gave them the right to be Americans. But slaves did not officially become free until 1865 after the civil
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Many schools will not allow their classes to read Huck Finn because they believe it's a racist book. But it's actually a re-flexion of its times. In 2011 a publisher released a version of the novel replacing the N- word with the word slave. But many disagree with changes in the book because slave could be any race, whites blacks Hispanics etc. Many people think that the N-word plays a vital role in the novel and taking it out would make the book loss its power on people.

Taking the word the N-word out of Huck Finn shows that racism is summed up in one word rather than racist ideas and actions. A teacher for the wrote, “I was sought out by local teachers, and to a person they said we would love to teach this novel, and 'Huckleberry Finn', but we feel we can't do it anymore. In the new classroom, it's really not acceptable.”

Taking out the word nigger from Huck Finn would defeat the purpose of the book. By doing this we’re not acknowledging our failures as a country. Plus taking out the word doesn't enlighten anyone about what really went
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In chapter 23 Huck says to Miss Watson,’’ I do believe that he (Jim) cares just as much for his people as white folks care for theirs.” Later Huck says “I know’d he was a little white inside.” this statement are some of the highest compliment Huck could have gave Jim at that time. As time goes on Huck begins to think of Jim as an equal. Even a friend. In chapter 16 Jim says to Huck “ You ( Huck) is the only white gentleman dat ever kept his word to ‘ol Jim.”

. Mark Twain's, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is filled with racial tension throughout Owning black slaves was just like owning cattle back.
. Many of character seem very nice like Aunt Sally and Miss Watson but in reality they all accept and participate in racism if they knew or not.

Many people belive that huck finn supports racist idea but it doesent. Mark twain was simply writting about harh truth of the socity back then. In that time blacks were not educated and they were considered stupid Mark twian’s description of jim was not racist but

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