Theme Of Stereotypes In Huck Finn

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The definition of a sterotype is, "A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing." In the interactions between Huck and Jim, I do believe that Jim is being stereotyped. Although Jim is perceived as ultimately much more of an adult than any other character in this book, intelligent, and practical, it is shown that that stereotyping is an underlying theme with this character. He is your typical black slave, who believes in all of the superstitions that he was most likely taught to believe him, being from a slave family. He is a runaway slave, which ends up leaving him to be at mercy to any one of the in this novel who forces him into humiliating and degrading acts and situations. If there was
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