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Is there Racism in Huckleberry FinnAs we look into issues of racism in the South we have to look at the time and setting of this book Its before the Civil War and during slavery when black people were property and not people Twains intent on writing is to show the adventures of Huck and his close friends and not on the issues of slavery He does however tell the truth about slavery and the issues that surround it This book does not display racist issues toward anybody but does a great job in telling the life of a runaway slave Jim and a white boy Huck For example the story introduces Jim as an illiterate childlike not very bright and extremely superstitious black man growing up in the South during slavery This would be a typical description of most men of his age growing up at that time and not just a black man For people to think this book is about racism they are totally looking at and understanding this book from the wrong point of view In addition in chapter fifteen Jim is totally worried that he might have lost Huck in a deep fog and could be seen her as a father figure to Huck Jim 112 If this were about racism why would Jim worry if he lost Huck or not Twain did a great job of showing how Huck and Jim cared about each other throughout the entire novel and how they stick together until the end Furthermore Huck cares for Jim because every time he had the chance to turn him in he never could do it though he was raised up to not like black people This in reality rarely happened that a white boy would lie his way out to save a runaway slave By Huck doing this it shows the true friendship between a black man and a white boy who was raised
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