In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, there are many ups and downs in the book that makes it very interesting and inspiring to read. People in the book inspired other characters to do certain things like Mrs. Watson to enslave Jim and Jim runs away. And Pap Finn who abuses his son Huck and has him run away. Pap Finn is the father of Huck Finn he’s an abusive father who is a southern white father and doesn’t own slaves but is racist and just terrible to African Americans. Pap influenced Huck to run away from his home because of a specific incident that happened in a shack.
Although by seeing these clear acts of racism, readers are reminded that although it may happen frequently it can prove to be problematic. Also, racism can cloud the minds of others and make them think irrationally, and how people who view their racist actions as normal and acceptable are wrong and close-minded. Therefore, the novel To Kill A Mockingbird teaches us the importance of treating others the way we would like to be
He was selfish, he took land that rightfully belonged to the Indians and didn 't feel guilty about it. The battle he is known best for is the battle of New Orleans, he won the battle but that battle was not necessary. He was a sore loser, when he didn 't win president the first time around he accused Adams of corruption. When he became president he wanted to get rid of paper money, he hated it. Think about it for a minute, if he hated paper money, why should he be on it?
The most accurate representation that we can draw between the paternal influence upon Huck is how he comes to view Jim. Huck was a young boy growing up in a predominately racist environment, so he was largely destined to view African Americans as less than human. Although there was an overwhelming cultural burden placed upon him, Huck managed to see through the racial stigmas. One particularly important part of the book was after Huck and Jim had been separated by the fog on their way to Cairo. Huck had played a mean joke upon Jim claiming that the entire incident was actually just a dream.
Tom never really had the safest or best ideas, but Huck trusted him and was loyal because that is a value he has. A counterclaim that can be made against Huck is that he also showed some bad values by not turning Jim in. At the time, there was of course slavery going on and to help a wanted slave was considered wrong and dishonest in the eyes of many people. Some may say that Huck was a dishonest person because of his choice to not turn Jim in.
Another indication of Twain’s opinion on slavery is Huck’s ever-progressive view of Jim. At the start of the novel, Huck shares the same ignorant views with the rest of society, playing pranks on him because he was considered property, not a person, and commenting on how “Jim was most ruined for a servant, because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches” (7). Throughout the course of the novel, Huck and Jim’s bond strengthens and Huck begins to see Jim as a person. Jim teaches Huck to be more accepting and open minded by treating him like an equal, and loving and forgiving him, despite thoughtless pranks, ultimately molding Huck’s outlook in his favor. In chapter 15, Jim appeals to Huck’s conscience, using ethos and pathos, to encourage Huck to be kinder and more thoughtful (89).
Within the novel, Twain makes use of the “N” word to express the reality of that time period. Before the civil war, it was socially accepted to treat African Americans or “negroes” poorly. Many used racism to justify the ownership of slaves. Mark Twain published this novel after the civil war, but set the book before the war to illustrate how inappropriate this racist behavior truly was. Without the use of the “N” word, the book would lose some of its realistic character.
The words, “nigger” and “faggot,” I feel are being used more often as a counter to the malediction that was placed on this words; either it be during the civil war in the nineteenth century or the modern day. George Carlin said that there are only bad thoughts and intentions that turn the words that we use into ones that may inflict pain: Both nigger and faggot are degrading terms that by themselves have no power, but when there is a meaning behind them that is intended to inflict agony upon the receiver of the word, only then does the word take on its true form. Nigger, was used commonly in the South part of America during the Civil War, where black people were kept as slaves. The word derives from many languages spelling of the word black,
Douglass uses paradox to demonstrate that slavery degragrates the slaverholder. When Douglass under Mr. Sever’s care he described that: “He was less cruel, less profane… He whipped, but seemed to take no pleasure in it. ”(Douglass 24). Most slaveholders are characterized to be cruel and inhuman because of the whipping and the way they treated the slaves.
In other books we read such as Pudd 'nhead Wilson or Black No More people made fun of the “black dialect” or they would say things like you could tell the difference between someone by their dialect. It is funny because in this book Misha raps a lot and it uses black dialect. Rapping is one of the few things Misha actually does. In this book we see the recurring theme of the main character(s) not wanting to work or being plain lazy.
This was exhibited last episode when Anika was willing to sleep with the investor and throughout the whole first season as Cookie was willing to turn her sons against each other and against their father, Lucious, in order to gain control of “Empire”. The theme of the show communicates that the target audience are minorities between the ages of 18 and 30. The show is essentially about a hip hop
Even though Huck and Jim did meet some nice people that helped, they were still apart of the crowd in some sort of way like being prejudice or owning slaves because where the setting takes place there is a thing called “southern justice” where they take matters into their own hands and no matter how wrong the consequences are, nobody stands up. The people that Mark Twain describes shows how he kind of mocks them because they are portrayed as decent until a disruption occurs but they are exactly like all the horrible people they try to persecute but the only difference is that they don’t see anything wrong with their actions because to the public they are good people majority of the time, Sherburn tries to open the eyes of the mob that is foolishly trying to execute him but instead they continue on with their cowardous ways and just take in his words and let it go out the other ear, unfortunately for Sherburn, he later forgets the whole fiasco as
When people talk about slavery they more or less tend to label the good ones who were against slavery into the North and then the monsters as being the Southerners. Stowe showed the readers that this isn’t true, and that you can’t just point and blame that easily. Through Tom’s owners, Mr. Shelby and St. Clare, Stowe showed us the reality of kindness that some Southern slave owners possessed. Both of these slave owners believed it wrong to harm their slaves and to treat them with any type of cruelty. St. Clare tended to share his opinions on slavery, and Stowe used this character to show how many Southerners thought slavery to be an act of iniquity, but were too stubborn to try and change the ways of their society.
The question on how slaves were actually treated by re- revolutionary English colony masters brings some turmoil into play. Slavery gained importance in the English colonies when there was an increasing need for labor but unluckily for some slaves, certain masters were a bit gentler than others. When we first think about slavery, our reaction is always negative. And, although that is probably the best reaction to have overall, we have to realize not all slaves were treated poorly. Just like there is good and bad people in the world now, it was the same back then.