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I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest because Aunt Sally shes going to adopt me and civilize me and I cant stand it I been there before Mark Twain Huckleberry Finn Consider how the relationship between the civilised and the wild is handled in two or more examples of nineteenth century American fiction Within Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and James Fenimore Coopers The Last of the Mohicans the relationship between the civilisation and the wild seems to be very contradictory to the eighteenth and nineteenth century and popular view on the matter In Coopers novel 1776 America was populated with a number of different nations some who were the natives and others who were imported there With this mix it was seen that the natives were seen as savages as they did not employ the same actions as the French and English who had come to settle there Twains novel we see a similar racial discrimination but this time it is the African American slaves who are seen as the wild or savage Both authors seek to teach the reader about racial equality and show that the wild and seemingly uncivilized to be the civilised On the first page of Mark Twains Huckleberry Finn Twain instantly strikes a note of the rebellion against civilisation The widow Douglas she took me for her son and allowed she would civilize me but it was rough living in the house all the time considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways and so when I could not stand it any longer I lit out Twain establishes right from the start Hucks contrasting view of civilisation We see in the text that Twain writes as Huck in a way that tells the reader that Huck isnt very clever He spells things wrong and his grammar
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