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An Analysis of the Concept of Socially Acceptable in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Novel by Mark Twain
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Mark Twain wrote The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in the 1800s During this time slavery was socially acceptable Even in the church it was taught that there was nothing wrong with slavery Black people were often referred to as niggers Huck even though he was a friend of Jim didnt even think twice about calling a black person a nigger Huck would say things like Give a nigger an inch and hell take an ell86 He didnt see anything wrong with using language like this He didnt see anything wrong with it because he was taught to call black people niggers just like his dad did and everyone else around him did also During this period in history in the south that is how people talked I think the meaning of the word nigger was different then than it is nowThe word nigger was used in this book because in the 1800s it was common language It did not have the same impact on a person back then as it does today Jim even uses the word nigger freely as if it does not have any meaning to it He says I wouldnt low no nigger to call me dat77 Jim does not seem to be offended by the word because he uses the word himself I think that the African Americans at this time are so prone to hearing this word used that they do not even think about what the meaning of the word nigger isI do not think Huck really knew what the true meaning of the word nigger was I think he just thought it was another name for a person that was black If there is anyone in this novel that has an anti-racism attitude it is Huck He is the one who helped Jim escape to freedom when nobody else would have cared Huck was Jims only friend and I think Jim knew it When Huck found Jim on
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