Stereotypes In Huckleberry Finn

541 Words3 Pages

"Novelists, like surgeons, cut straight to the heart. But unlike surgeons, they don't sew up the wound. They leave it open to heal or fester, depending on the septic level of the reader's own environment.” States PBS. When Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn he set out to try to accomplish the task of showing that the colour of someone’s skin should not have to dictate that they are treated differently than anyone else. He tries to teach the audience a moral lesson through Jim, who is at first depicted as a stereotype for African American during the time period with Twain purposefully making him ignorant, stubborn and stupid and yet when him and Huck go on the journey together Huck overcome his social upbringing and sees Jim not just as a “nigger”

Show More
Open Document