Slavery And Racism In Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

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In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, the idea of slavery and racism is integrated throughout the novel. The novel was written in 1884 after slavery was abolished but takes place before the Civil War when slavery was still legal. Even during Twain’s time, slavery and racism was still a big issue and not completely abolished. Around the early 1880s, the United States was in the process of trying to help the freed slaves live like normal people, but this plan, which was thought to be going on a positive path, is not doing so well. Many characters in the novel, like the Phelps family, Miss Watson, and the Grangerford family, were white slaveholders, and owning these slaves greatly benefitted their lives since they had less chores

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