Huck Finn Reflection

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Activity #1 This book was about a boy named Huck (Huckleberry Finn) who saw his life's challenges as great adventures. The author gave the main character an incredibly magnetic personality that surely tapped into each readers childhood. He also made the protagonist very relatable. Although I was not born around the time African-American slavery was allowed I thought that the dialogue was very authentic. Initially, I was offended on how the African-American slave characters were portrayed. However, I was satisfied when I realized that the author didn't play favorites when it came to dialogue. In this book, the way a person thought had no connection with their race. It was clear to see that the author was not biased. He gave each character a chance to develop his own opinions. One of my favorite parts of the book was when Huck was trying to figure out what was right: giving a slave back to its "rightful" owner or setting them free. Huck made a decision that most adults might not ever come to make because they are bound by something called a "generational curse". A "generational curse" is something that a person's parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents did that makes its way down in the family tree. This curse (or blessing) can be a mindset ritual tradition or just a way of life. It could be good, bad, or neither. For example, Huck was taught not only by his family but in his race that Niggers (or African-Americans) we're property. Caucasians gave African-Americans the
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