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The Code of Honor Both Othello and The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn deal with the issue of race especially the notion of race as a social construct Othello is being taken by the insolent foe and sold to slavery Shakespeare 13136-137 Jim is a runaway nigger Both of them have ever been a slaver respectively but their stories are totally different one becomes a general one becomes a free man at the end What does make this difference even though they are ever at the same level By close reading we know Shakespeare and Twain suggest that honor is more to people than just their races when evaluating the social value People who have honor are respected from other people and remain high in their society What should be consider as honorable Service to the country knowledgeable or even money and so on Othello is a Moor and he is ever sold to slavery What does make him to be a noble general It is the services to the state My services which I have done the Signiory shall out-tongue his complaints Shakespeare 1218-19 Even the Duke will not look down on Othello who is an Arab like the Turks the enemy of Venice He believes Othello the fortitude of the place is best known to you Shakespeare 13219-220 and employs him against the general enemy Ottoman Shakespeare 1347-48 Therefore race is not an obstacle to Othellos military career Twain also suggests race is not the only issue to define social construct For example There was a free nigger there they said he was a pfessor in a college and could talk all kinds of language and knowed everything they said he could vote Twain 26 ch6 This professor is the same race with Jim but why he even has the right to vote It is not only because he lives in the North of American but also because he is knowledgeable No every nigger
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