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Critics mentioned many views of theirs about Mark Twain and Huckleberry Finn in terms of many aspects of the novel And the main discussion went around the two ideas about this work if it is a racist work or not Both sides have their own thesis antithesis and causes to do this So in this essay these views will be taken consideration under both in terms of textual and historical context Mark twain born in 1835 lived in an important age in which the slavery was a great topic of debating So huckleberry finn was analyzed in both sides who were those claim it is a racist or anti-racista satire on racism If we look at the language Twain used such a language going beyond the satire which is disturbing and disdaining He showed us them as objects and perpetuates stereotypes mark twain holds the belief that some races are inherently better than others The word nigger for instance is the best support for this idea And also in the novel everybody seems racist even Huckleberry himself At the same time Jim the nigger is a stereotype character and having religious taboos and superstitious believes which the white readers often laughs at We should consider the age of this work written in it is a age of slavery America saw a civil war because of this It is important take a short look at that age to understand the significance of slavery in the history of america and time of the work written in which is actually the main support for those claiming this is a racist work During the 1850s the United States was one country but divided into separate socities the north and the south These were the two main parts of the country Their ideals and way of life were so different from each other that they had to fight to end this struggle The south was an aristocratic society
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