Racism In Huckleberry Finn Essay

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The controversy over the roots of racism lead back before the Civil War and have aroused speculation within society to this present day. The role of racism in American society has caused a wide mass of people to question whether society has even bothered to change the perspective in regards to the issue. Everyone defines the “n-word” in different ways due to the way they have been raised to know it, deriving it back to racism. The controversy over banning Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has challenged the perspective over whether racism is diminishing or continuing to expand. Twain’s novel has caused disputes among society on whether it should be allowed to teach at schools due to the mentioning of the word “n-word” more than 200 times, not to forget the fact that it was published in 1885, a time where the Civil War ended and slavery was declared gone, although not racism itself. To fix this, there has recently been a new edition of the novel by replacing the “n-word” with the word “slave” although some people may argue that it makes no effect to the meaning of the novel. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the title being the name of one of the protagonists of the novel escapes the abuse of his father and re-encounters an African American slave named Jim who has runaway from his owner. Throughout the novel, it endeavors on the issue of racism by the whole idea centralising itself on it along with the effect the “n-word” has within the novel. The “n-word”
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