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    The United States of America, the land of the free and home of the brave; or so it is said to be. Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn illuminates the hypocrisy of our country and the foundations that it was built on. The basics of the “free” country was built upon the Declaration of Independence which states “that all men are created equal” which was later proven to be false due to all the slaves that our country had. America’s past is often forgotten and overlooked as it is not one to…

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    Racism is not a foreign concept to American society; African Americans specifically have endured centuries of this discrimination and have been treated subhumanly, simply because of the pigment of their skin. In Mark Twain’s satirical novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, racism is a target for satire that is depicted through white supremacist characters and their attitudes towards their African American slaves. Twain evokes an impetus for change of these notions by satirizing the normalcy…

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    lot of trouble to make Jim a free man. His set prejudices toward African Americans showed not only in this instance, but also when Tom’s Aunt Sally asked if anyone was hurt when his boat’s cylinder head blew up and he replied with, “No’m. Killed a nigger” (222). This proved that Huck still did not see African Americans as real people. These set prejudices did not just occur between white people and African Americans. In Kevin Costner’s film, Dances With Wolves, Native Americans are seen as an…

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    The story of two young boys, Huck and Jim, adventure along the Mississippi River throughout Twain’s novel. Twain incorporates the use of satire and humor for the time this was being written in. The purpose of this novel was to show the arrogance and hypocrisy of white slaveholders and how slaves were looked down on. This is seen through Twain's denotative, connotative, and colloquial diction strategies. Multiple denotative strategies can be seen throughout the story, one being in the sentence…

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    What this means is that anyone who says the word "nigger" that's a race other than black does not appreciate the privilege, and furthermore has not the right to use it. This can be agreeable if you think in terms of culture and experience. This is not just a word; this is actual African American history on the spot. By being African American, one has the right to say the word. The meaning of the word is actually deeper than just a greeting. Despite some peoples feelings about who can use it,…

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    For decades, many words have been used to prejudice people in from a certain ethnic group or race. Since childhood, we grew being taught that we ought to ignore individuals that use foul language. However, everyone is aware of how some words could be really hurting to another person. It can really hurt when somebody starts hurling hateful words and names towards us. Moreover, it would be more hurting if racial or ethnic slurs were to be used against someone. Racial slurs could have been used as…

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    Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of a wild child changing against the morals of his society. This well-known story is told in Huck Finn’s perspective, showing his inner thoughts and views. Mark Twain demonstrates the ethics of the society through the character of Huck Finn. The society that Mark Twain illustrates in the book is very typical of the south in the past. His ideas of morality and society in this book are strongly illustrated, though it is not directly said.…

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    Racism In Pop Culture

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    Considering racism We are far from a perfect world; we have many imperfections as a species. Yet the most common and most controversial topic is racism. It comes in many different forms yet is something that happens all around the world. I chose this topic we speak of today because I myself feel very strongly about it and sadly have fallen victim to it like so many others before me. Profiling happens too much in this country and many others that I feel at times us as a society don’t realize…

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    say what they wanted to say thus, students were screaming out racial slurs because they were angry, but that is bullshit because it didn’t make anyone else tensions ease. Another racial incident that happen in Brockport was when a student wrote “All nigger deserves to die” on a male African American student’s door. This sparked numerous fights across campus between all races. The campus was divided, quiet, and was damn right sad. The campus was like this for a month. Myself was scared to talk…

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    literature curriculum. One such piece, The Case Against Huck Finn by John H. Wallace, tries to argue that the book should not be included. He makes many strong points for his claim, including that a black child may feel intimidated by the use of the word nigger in class by his peers or that it may make black children ashamed of their ancestral history. However, I must disagree with Wallace’s assertion that reading the book “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” will intimidate and isolate the…

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