What Is The Ethical Issue In Huckleberry Finn

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an assembly of complex and human characters. It seeks to unveil the deception of the ethical and religious antebellum south while speaking through an authentic dialect. The authenticity with underlying tones of freedom and defiance are what maintain the novel’s highly esteemed status and continue to influence American literature today. Huckleberry Finn speaks with a true southern dialect and blunt speech. Huck provides the reader with the naïve viewpoint of a fourteen-year-old boy, yet gives off a sense of maturity in the way Huckleberry describes his surroundings. He is conflicted between his “sivilized” caretakers and his own alternative mindset, which exists to challenge his surroundings. Miss Watson often reprimanded Huck on his lack of poise, “ ‘Don’t put your feet up there,…show more content…
It is the common flaw of Huck’s companions, role models, and even of him to condone slavery. Many people attempt to civilize Huck by teaching social rules and stable beliefs, but nothing is more uncivilized than the act of owning and dehumanizing another human being. It is the shameless and institutionalized hypocrisy that shapes the moral critique of this novel. Racism in America is an ongoing struggle that has manifested itself differently throughout each generation, and although the existence of racism is no longer legislative, oppression of African Americans remains a relevant issue, and thus The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’s analysis of racism remains relevant as well. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been read by everyone from the casual reader to the impassioned intellectual over the last 130 years. As racism, culture, and American values evolve through the times The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn will remain a profound critique and proponent of the American
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