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    However, the word nigger was used as daily language by the southerners during Twain’s time. As Rasmussen continues to elaborate he tells us that “However readers should understand that the word reflects to the usage of the time and place in which Huckleberry Finn is set. An ignorant mid 19th century boy such as Huck would not have used any other word to refer black people, especially slaves” (Rasmussen). During Huck’s time period, Southerners always used words like nigger. Huck Finn is from…

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    Huckleberry Finn Slavery

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    time. Tom has a very theatrical plan that he wants to execute in order to free him, which involves Jim sawing off his own leg to get his chains off. Huck sees no reason for this, and convinces Tom to drop the subject. Tom agrees and says, “Jim’s a nigger, he wouldn’t understand the reason for it” (228). Tom honestly believes what he is saying, mostly because slaves were widely known back then as thick-minded and senseless. Although this is said, we know today that how knowledgeable you are does…

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    Mark Twain, a great American novelist, exemplifies his humor, realism, and satire in his unique writing style in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, born in 1835, wrote numerous books throughout his lifetime. It was the real south for slaves, Imagine you are on a plantation and you are working 24/7, not to get beat, in the hot summer with a white man standing over you with a whip, no rights, no nothing and abolitionist Mark Twain took a stand against it. He decides to write a book to point out…

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    The obvious way this book is considered racist is its blatant use of the word “nigger”. Read out of context in today’s society, yes, this word is racist, and even in the way it is used in the book, it 's racist, but this book is not based in modern-times. Huckleberry Finn was written when cruel and unjust treatment of blacks was common…

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    religious customs and racial identities being questioned and often ridiculed in a satirical fashion. Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor, mentions that he “suffered through Huckleberry Finn in high school,” because “the white kids kept repeating ‘Nigger Jim,’ while the teacher offered tortured explanations for its use.” No matter what Twain’s intentions were for this novel, African Americans can still be offended by the context of its word choice and…

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    Renowned author Mark Twain in his famous novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn satirizes two prevalent social practices rampant in the South of Pre-Civil War United States: slavery and white supremacy. He does this by employing the rhetorical strategies of irony, absurdity, and pathos to criticizes racism as well as Southern mentality on the topic. He accomplishes this through Huck Finn’s journey with Jim, a runaway-slave. Twain criticizes, through contrasting irony, the Southern…

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    that he does not respect Jim. Twain clearly shows this when he states, “And his Aunt Polly she said that when old Miss Watson setting Jim free in her will; and so, sure enough, Tom Sawyer had gone and took all that trouble and bother to set a free nigger free” (277). Tom dismissed the fact that Jim was an actual human being and instead prioritized the adventure he wanted by not informing Huck and Jim of the knowledge he had. Tom took advantage of Jim’s situation and could have possibly…

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    They bring up the fact of the controversial word “nigger” being used in the novel for no purpose. The purpose of the word is to bring power and emotion into the story and show people how wrong racism was. Due to this word, many also believe it makes children uncomfortable in a classroom setting. We should…

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    Division and judgment is a common stumbling block we all face. A lot of things divides us from each other. What if because of social division one is stopped from getting to know her true self? What if the people or the thing that was once looked down upon is exactly what is needed to see life in a different perspective? Mrs. Turpin in Flannery O’Connor’s short story “Revelation, is a prejudice and judgmental woman who spends most of her life prying on the lives of everyone around her. Mrs.…

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    Huck Finn Racist Quotes

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    point being the use of the “N” word, seeing as it is used 219 times. On page 224 of Huck Finn “In the morning we was up at break of day, and down to the nigger cabins to pet the dogs and make friends with the nigger that fed Jim—if it was Jim that was being fed. The niggers was just getting through breakfast and starting for the fields; and Jim’s nigger was piling up a tin pan with bread and meat and things;“ Just in this small paragraph the “N” word is used four times. Mark Twain 's use of this…

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