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Submissiveness and Slavery In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain argues the force behind slavery is submissiveness by Huck always yielding to adults Huck being a pacifist by not wanting to cause trouble Jims obedience to the white man and Jims view on his ascribed status in society Twain uses these four ideas to portray his view on slavery shortly after the civil war Huck lets adults walk all over him particularly by pap and the two con men Pap uses his force and violent words to derive money out of Huck All right Ill ask him and Ill make him pungle too or Ill know the reason why Say-how much you got in your pocket I want it 21 Huck responds with I haint got only a dollar and I want that to-21 Pap breaks in It dont make no difference what you want it for-you just shell it out 21 Huck then responds to that by giving Pap the dollar By the exchange of the dollar to his Pap Twain shows evidence of Hucks submissiveness to adults by just letting his Pap take the dollar Huck did not even put up a fight which also shows his pacifist ways by thinking that he did not want to cause trouble because according to Huck It aint worth the trouble By Twain writing this shows that Huck is indeed a person of a pacifist nature because it evidences Hucks view on how he should treat adults no matter who they are As a result of this Huck is in some ways a slave to the adult in society by him always doing as he is told and never putting up a fight He may use the occasional lie in some instances but for the most part he yields to adults all throughout the book Twain portrays Huck as a pacifist by Huck submitting to people because
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