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Slavery in our society is usually thought of as physical In Mark Twains novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn there are many varied examples of slavery Because Mark Twains novel is set in the American 1840s it reflects the points of view of individuals and society in this time which differs greatly from now the American 1990s Three types of slavery that catch the readers eye in Huckleberry Finn are psychological biological and moral These forms can be either very subtle or very prominent throughout the novel depending on ones point of view Psychological slavery has to do with the mind It can be interpreted in two different ways as a kind of bondage induced by ones own mind or as control shown over someones mind by another person This form of slavery digs deep into a persons psyche and changes them for the better or the worse In Huckleberry Finn Huck is psychologically held by his drunken abusive father Pap Pap is illiterate and oppressive and threatens to Huck that he will take some of these frills out o you before Im done with you 20 because he suspects Huck of putting on airs and thinking he is better than his father Pap treats Huck very badly but since he is Hucks father Huck figures there is nothing he can do This is evident when Pap first comes back and demands money from Huck so he can get whiskey Say how much you got in your pocket I want it I haint got only a dollar and I want that to-- It dont make no difference what you want it for-- you just shell it out21 This father-son relationship is detrimental to both of them Paps abusive nature controls Huck through fear and it is the driving force for Huck as he fakes his death and flees down the river The Widow Douglas and Miss Watson also try to put Huck under a
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