Racism In Mark Twain's The Adventure Of Huckleberry Finn

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Mark Twain 's,The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is a very contentious book to some. But to others it a window into the racism. Its a window into the Huck Finn 's life. Racism is an issue that has been around since ancient times. In 1619 the Dutch were first to bring African Americans slaves to our country. Which evolved into a nightmare for our country and would later divide us. Slavery continued through the 17th and 18th centuries, which made America very wealthy from selling tobacco and cotton. Slavery continued all the way up to 1863 when U.S president Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation that freed all slaves and gave them the right to be Americans. But slaves did not officially become free until 1865 after the civil war. Sadly some of us can feel the effects of slavery and racism today. In The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn the…show more content…
Later Huck attitudes change toward Jim as they go through many trials. In chapter 23 Huck says to Miss Watson,’’ I do believe that he (Jim) cares just as much for his people as white folks care for theirs.” Later Huck says “I know’d he was a little white inside.” this statement are some of the highest compliment Huck could have given Jim at that time. As time goes on Huck begins to think of Jim as an equal. Even a friend. In chapter 16 Jim says to Huck “ You ( Huck) is the only white gentleman dat ever kept his word to ‘ol Jim.” . Mark Twain 's, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn is filled with racial tension throughout Owning black slaves was just like owning cattle back. . Many of the character seem very nice like Aunt Sally and Miss Watson but in reality they all accept and participate in racism if they knew or not. Many people believe that huck Finn supports racist idea, but it doesn 't. Mark twain was simply writing about harsh truth of the society back then. In that time blacks were not educated, and they were considered stupid Mark Twain 's description of Jim was not
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