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Mark Twains novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a brilliant satire against racism Two significant reasons support this thesis First the various subplots within the novel itself serve to disdain not only the peculiar institution of slavery but also its place in Southern society Second the development of what many consider to be the hero of the story Jim serves as an example of the humanity of African-Americans during a time period in which African-Americans as a whole were associated with a type of animalism Adventures of Huckleberry Finn through the developments of the innumerable subplots undermines what many have come to believe as the perfect antebellum new frontier a time of religious piety and relative prosperity Throughout the novel slavery is disdained as a terrible practice and one that should be stopped provided that the reader will read between the lines This is true because the dialogue within the text itself is quite insensitive to the modern reader with the word nigger appearing in it approximately two-hundred and twenty-seven times For example when Pap Finn complains to Huck about an African-American who can vote And that aint the wust They said he could vote when he was at home Well that let me out Thinks I what is a country a-coming to It was lection day and I was just about to go and vote myself but when they told me there was a state in this country where theyd let that nigger vote I drawed out I says Ill never vote agin Heres a govment that calls itself a govment and lets on to be a govment and thinks its a govment and yets got to set stock-still for six whole months before it can take a hold of a prowling theiving infernal white-shirted free nigger If the reader looks only at the dialogue instead of what Twain means he or she will certainly be disgusted He must instead look at the fact
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