Discrimination In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Discrimination Essay Throughout the 19th century discrimination was a serious problem, and it has affected how people lived because it created segregation and made it difficult for people to interact with one another. Life was difficult for the colored people since they were seen as being less than the whites and were so segregated against. As said by (Bagwell, Jason “Segregation.” America Studies, 3 October 2017, Scottsburg High School), “By 1907, every southern state required segregation at: churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, and theaters.” Anywhere public was basically segregated between the blacks and the whites. White people wanted nothing to do with black people, as they thought they…show more content…
There’s two hundred dollars reward on him. It’s like picking up money out’n the road,” said a stranger to Huck about Jim being returned to his master (Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1995). This quote shows that people in the 19th century thought very little of slaves. He thought that returning Jim was just as easy as finding money on the side of the road. Jim was just property. Another example was with Huck’s dad, Pap. He was very racist and thought segregation was good. He said, “When they told me there was a State in this country where they'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I’ll l never vote again. I says to the people, why ain’t this nigger put up at auction and sold,” (Twain 27). This shows just how Pap wants segregation, and he thinks that the blacks are not important as whites. African Americans didn't have any of the same freedoms that the whites did and people were outraged. Throughout the 19th century discrimination was a serious problem, and it has affected how people lived because it created segregation and made it difficult for people to interact with one another. African Americans were not given a choice on anything and were always forced into doing whatever they were told. As time passed discrimination in the 19th century continued to be a problem in the world and there wasn’t much at that time to do about it to make it

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