Theme Of Isolation In Huck Finn

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One can experience isolation or detachment from society solely based upon something that makes of a person such as gender, skin color, social status, or personal beliefs. When one is alienated from a population, it mainly reflects on that culture or society 's values itself. A runaway slave named Jim in the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, is simply isolated from society based upon his race during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Jim’s detachment from others reflects upon the moral values of many whites such as the dehumanization of race, the insensitivity towards slaves, and taking advantage of one’s vulnerability.
One can be seen more as a piece of property than an actual human being just based upon the color of their skin. For Jim being a slave, he is separate from society based on the fact that whites do not see blacks as equals. For example, after Huck raids the wrecked ferryboat and calls it an adventure, Jim replies with not wanting adventures because there is a chance of him being caught and sold back into slavery. Hucks reaction to Jim’s knowledge was surprising since he didn 't believe a black man can have such a level head (Twain 76). In the same sense, it is seen as morally incorrect for him to have any common knowledge equivalent to a white person. Society values depriving one of their human qualities such as intelligence and since Jim differs in race, it is seen as okay. Moreover, often highlighted in the values of this society is
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