Huck Finn N Word Analysis

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was a novel written in 1876 after most slaves were freed. Twain uses the N-word a numerous amount of times it is an important word in the book. This N-word has had a negative connotation to it because of the passed. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an amazing piece of literature and in this case the n world is very important to it because accurately depicts how African-American people were seen in that time period. It also preserves history and shows how our society has progresses from past times. The N-word is an important element to Twain 's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and thus the book shouldn’t be modified. This book was written after the thirteenth amendment was passed which states that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their…show more content…
The N-word in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn also preserves history in a sense. It shows new generation how African-Americans were treated so poorly and how they were thought of too. They were thought of as uneducated and stupid and they also didn’t have the right to any social, economic, or political rights because of this. If the N-word wasn’t in this book or if it was ever removed it wouldn’t actually display how African-Americans were seen or treated. Other races were always thought to be better simply because of the society. In the book Huck plays a trick on Jim but later starts to regret it because he has started to see Jim as more than just a “nigger” but as a friend. Huck says “It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn 't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither” Twain (86). This shows how society has impacted Huck, he doesn’t want to apologize because Jim is a black. The N-word is surely a way to preserve the old ways that our society
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