The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain

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There is a major argument among literary critics about whether or not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a racist novel. The book is based off the pre-civil war time era and by doing so people didn’t have high respect for slaves or men of color. I will tell you my opinion from reading this book on why our definition of the “N” word has changed, why Jim isn’t offended by being called a nigger, and why Huck is different after the trip down river. The Huck Finn book is not racist it’s taken mrtrly too far by modern day people with our new history and thought processes. The book isn’t inherently racist if racist at all, for our generation has been told the “N” word is bad. Is it really? Adults have brought us up to think it…show more content…
Or it was the fact that we as white British donkeys, couldn’t accept that there is more than one skin color? If the position was reversed, wouldn’t we as white people be called albinos, beceause of or pail white skin? "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer," in which the word "nigger" — [was] used 219 times in "Huck Finn" alone" (Leave 'Huck ' alone, form New York Times). This is fine for what it represents. It represents the pre-civil war era when they would have used the N word more than 219 times in a 293 page book. And yes you may say “but Brian that is almost 1 use per page!” Yes I know that and I did the math it’s used about every 1.4 times per page, which don’t get me wrong isn’t bad it is acutely less than average. For example, from multiple sites they averaged around 350 times used in a book the same size as Huck Finn. Here was a free nigger there from Ohio—a mulatter, most as white as a white man. He had the whitest shirt on you ever see, too, and the shiniest hat; and there ain 't a man in that town that 's got as fine clothes as what he had; and he had a gold watch and chain, and a silver-headed cane—the awful- est old gray-headed nabob in the State. And what do you think? They said he was a p 'fessor in a college, and could talk all kinds of languages, and knowed everything. And that ain 't the wust. They said he could VOTE when he was at home. Well, that let me out. Thinks I, what is the country a-coming to? It
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