Huckleberry Finn Rhetorical Analysis

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Quotation Analysis “‘Tain’t no sin-white folks has done it! It ain't no sin, glory to goodness it ain't no sin! Dey’s done it-yes, en dey was de biggest quality in de whole billin’, too-kings!’” (Twain 15). Analysis of Language: Twain’s diction and use of dialect is able to portray Roxy’s feelings. She is upset and almost distressed at what she has done at first, however she is able to feel better about it due to the fact a white person has done it, in her eyes. The dialect used is able to portray Roxy’s comfort and joy that she didn't do anything wrong in her eyes. Twain’s word emphasis allows the reader to feel the emotions the character is feeling. Emphasis on “white” and “kings” implies that there is a hierarchy of whites and blacks, in Roxy’s thinking. Adding on, the whole situation is ironic: Roxy feels at ease because a white man had done the sin, but she is 15/16 white. This should make her upset rather than happy, since she is white, however Roxy is more associated with her identity as a slave.…show more content…
Near the middle of the book, Huck puts a rattlesnake in Jim’s bed and forgets to take it out of Jim’s bed. Jim is attacked and hurt in the situation. However, Huck feels no sympathy for Jim, as Jim is a slave and inferior to him, according to Huck. Both instances have the connection of racial inferiority. Huck and Roxy’s decision making and thinking are influenced by racial inferiority and cause them to not feel guilt or distress of the actions they committed. “’Why were n****** and whites made? What crime did the uncreated first n***** commit that the curse of birth was decreed for him…How hard the n****** fate seems this morning!’” (Twain 51). Analysis of
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