Examples Of Racism In Huckleberry Finn

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Racism has been around for centuries. It’s a topic our society is not ready to accept, the idea of racism makes people uncomfortable when it should not. Racism is something that’s taught. One Simply can not be born racist. Acts of racism can be seen in literature to everyday life. For instance The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is a story about the adventures of a young boy named Huck and Jim, a runaway slave. Huck faked his death and left town. Together, the two travel on a raft down the Mississippi. Along the way, they overcome many obstacles, bringing them closer together. One can also see racism in the article “Take The N-Word Out” by Shelly Fisher Fishkin which touches on how today's society can not handle the topic of…show more content…
And the everlasting impressions society leaves on a person.Throughout the book, Twain shows just how widespread discrimination is throughout society by portraying characters that are against blacks. One thing to remember first is that the word nigger is used several times in the novel. First of all the word nigger is a dignified term. By making this word so appear several times in Huckleberry Finn, Twain is showing how frequent this racist belief is. The usage of this word from each character in this novel shows the insensible racism inside. The first deeply racist character portrayed in this novel is Huck's father. There is one instance where Huck's father is even protest about a mixed race man that he has come across in his travels. Huck's pap is not only furious that this mixed man is a scholar but that the well rounded man can vote. When they told me there was a State in this country where they'd let that nigger vote, I drawed out"(Twain).This form of racism is not only contained Huck's father. It is also in the government. At the time Missouri
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