Why Is Huckleberry Finn Valuable?

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Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel that has brought up topics of debate all around the world. Mark Twain (the author of this novel) did not mean to bring out the coarse language in this novel, he just wanted to emphasize the time period. Huckleberry Finn is a novel where Mark Twain tells the story of a boy named Huck, who goes on an adventure with a runaway slave (Jim) and learns right from wrong while traveling the Mississippi River. Huckleberry Finn is a very valuable book which, attacks racism and shows a healthy relationship between both races in spite of all the racism present in the time period. Huckleberry Finn shows a healthy relationship between both races which makes the book even more valuable. There are many instances in the book where a healthy relationship is present between Huck and Jim. Mark Twain, an author of the 19th century, states “It made me feel so mean I could almost kissed his foot to get him to take it back” (65). Huck feels so guilty for lying to Jim he said that he could “almost kissed his foot”. Huck is a white boy and he feels sorry for a slave (a runaway to make it worse). Huckleberry Finn was written at a time where…show more content…
According to Twain, “ ‘No’m. Killed a nigger.’ ‘Well, it’s lucky…” (167). Aunt Sally was happy Huck told her that nobody else (a white person) was hurt on the steamboat besides a slave, this proves that most white people did not care about slaves back in this time period. Although most believe that Huckleberry Finn is a great novel because it provides an accurate depiction of the time period. Mark Twain was trying to be accurate to the time period, so the way the slaves are talked about in the book is how people really spoke about them back then and this makes the novel look like it provides a negative depiction of slaves. Mark Twain was just trying to make the novel true to the time
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