The Indirect Racism In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Hu

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Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” (Twain). Ordinarily, people choose to side with the majority which is a vital aspect of the book, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The majority of the population did not care about how African American’s felt or perceived things in the 1800s to the mid 1900s. The fact that people judged African Americans based off of stereotypes caused African Americans to eventually believe it themselves. The texts, A Raisin in the Sun and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, prove that although race often dictates certain stereotypes, the characters in these two texts disprove them through their actions. Indirect racism plays a critical role in the Younger…show more content…
Huckleberry Finn, the main protagonist in the novel, escapes civilization, running away from all of his misfortunes. Alone on a deserted island Huck runs into Jim, a slave who becomes a runaway after hearing that he is on the verge of being sold and transferred elsewhere from his family to whom he may never see again. The two establish an extremely tight relationship, clearing every obstacle that arises. Huckleberry develops an amoral sense, which troubles him throughout their adventure, not knowing what is considered right or wrong. The novel reaches the climax where Huck has to make an extremely important decision, putting everything that society has taught him aside and allowing what he thinks is morally correct to be his decision. Huck has to decide whether to send a letter to Mrs. Watson, his former legal guardian and Jim’s former owner, that Jim is captured which meant that there is a possibility of getting executed, or to do what is morally right and free Jim from captivity. Huck took some time to reminisce about their adventures and what Jim would have done if he were in the same situation. Huck started writing the letter then came to a realization that what he is about to do is wrong. “Id got to decide forever betwixt two things and I knowed it. Alright then, I 'll go to hell-- and tore it up.” (Twain 162). Eventually Jim escapes…show more content…
The two texts that were mentioned proves to people that racial stereotypes can be disproved. From Walter finding who he really is and what he truly believed in, to people seeing Jim as a human being with human emotions, proves that they are just like everyone else. Jim, a slave, is proven to be more humanlike than any other white character in the book. Mama, an African American woman, can be seen as a character who is holding the family together through all of the obstacles that arises. These two characters never back down from what they truly believe in and stand up for what is right. Each of the texts end with a new hope and a bright future to endeavour, whatever they would like to do. Never judge a book by its

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