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During the 19th century there was a great separation between the black and white populations In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain expresses first-hand experiences between the two racial groups by evaluating their relationships Although there was a great racial atmosphere in this novel a bond was formed between a white boy and a black gentleman Their friendship proved that the white societys perspective towards this minority group was a misconception Blacks are just as humane and capable as whites Huckleberrys father however did not agree with that judgment In Chapter 6 Pap complained to Huckleberry about how corrupted the government was He considers a black college professor inferior to him because of his skin color He also would not vote anymore because blacks were allowed to vote This conspicuous speech uncovered Paps hypocrisy Pap is an abusive drunkard who has no right to believe that he is superior to blacks in any manner This is one of few instances in which whites degrade blacks Many people accuse this novel of being racist They must take into consideration that this book was written in the nineteenth-century and the language in this book was the true dialect as Mark Twain stated in the explanatory Twain is not racist at all He believed slavery was inappropriate and thus made Jim a competent character There were very few occurrences in this novel in which whites shame blacks However there were several instances in which whites showed compassion for blacks or conversely One relation that the book focused on was the friendship between Huckleberry and Jim The first evidence in which Huckleberry disregarded the white societys racism occurred when he met Jim on the island When he spotted Jim Huckleberry said I bet I was glad to see him Jims presence made Huckleberry delighted regardless of the fact that Jim is Miss Watsons slave Huckleberry agreed not to expose Jim at the risk of people
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