Racial Slur Nigger In The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Similar, Twain’s The adventures of Huckleberry Finn discusses about how Southern Americans frequently used of the racial slur ‘nigger’ and illusory depiction to treat the blacks as ‘the other.’ According to Twain, “‘…and first you know the nigger that does up the rooms will get an order to box these duds up and put 'em away; and do you reckon a nigger can run across money and not borrow some of it?’” (246). This shows that duke is basically saying that all black men are thieves. What Duke said, it was just an illusory depiction he created of the blacks. The way he sees the blacks could reflect he treated them as ‘the other.’ In addition, Twain also states, “Well, if ever I struck anything like it, I’m a nigger. It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race” (225).…show more content…
This is basically saying that blacks are inferior, which means he views the blacks as ‘the other.’ Moreover, Twain states, “I see it warn’t no use wasitn words-you can’t learn a nigger to argue. So I quit” (111). This shows that Huck was contemptuous of the black man’s intellectual capacity: the ability to learn or think logically, which connects to that Mr. Mason stereotyped of black Creoles because both of Huck and Mr. Mason created a false image that the blacks were not smart and treated them as ‘the other.’ Likely, according to Twain, “‘Well, when my niece give it to me to keep for her I took and hid it inside o' the straw tick o' my bed, not wishin' to bank it for the few days we'd be here, and considerin' the bed a safe place, we not bein' used to niggers, and suppos'n' 'em honest, like servants in England…’” (Twain 274). Again, Huck assumed that blacks are thieves when they missed something even though the blacks didn’t do it. The false images that Huck had on the black, it reflects that Huck is a racial stereotype
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