Theme Of Slavery In Huck Finn

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“If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”(Abraham) as stated by the famous president Abraham Lincoln in a letter to A.G. Hodges, April 4, 1864. He depicted his view of slavery in a brief but bold sentence that assisted in the abolition of slavery. Mark Twain, much like Abraham Lincoln, releases his views on slavery. However, instead of directly stating his views he writes a book and depicts them through his second main character, Jim the slave. Mark Twain 's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn depicts the theme that slavery is wrong through the main character Jim because he demonstrate the humanity of slaves by going through emotional struggles such as pain, love, and compassion.
In the beginning of the story, Huckleberry Finn (Huck) insults Jim by calling his stuff trash which pained Jim and shows his humanity. As stated in the novel, “ It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn 't ever sorry for it afterwards, neither. I didn 't do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn 't done that one if I 'd a knowed it would make him feel that way.” (Pg.86). Even though Huck had a hard time apologizing to Jim he still did it and actually realized that he hurt Jim and vowed to never hurt him like that again. This point in the story represents a major realization point for Huck about the feelings expressed and shared by slaves. He realizes that slaves can feel emotional pain just like white people can. Huck sees
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