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Thomas Jefferson once said I am mortified to be told that in the United States of America the sale of a book can become a subject of inquiry and of criminal inquiry too Throughout time America has resembled the land of the free but in fact we continue with racism and poor education How is it that America is known for such great things but still has so many negative aspects It is through this racism and poor education that America gains its negativity In the novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain the plot takes place in the 1800s with a young white boy named Huck Finn who runs away from home with a slave named Jim to freedom In this novel Mark Twains America is viewed as racist and has a lack of education In the areas of racism and education we still resemble Twains AmericaRacism in Huck appears through segregation unequal rights stereotypes and constant use of insulting phrases Jim a slave and friend to Huck Finn is stereotyped as a foolish uneducated superstitious slave His belief that witches and the devil visited him makes him seem as if he lacks total common sense The five-cent piece that Huck and Tom leave for the candles they steal becomes Jims good luck necklace that cures sickness His magical talking hairball stories of ghosts and superstitious ideas about an empty rattle snack shell all portray him as a fool However he breaks free from his role as a fool when he takes care of Huck Although his stories seem crazy they also seem to hold a deeper meaning It is as if his superstitious stories are fables giving worldly advice Specifically when he shields the dead body on the island from Hucks childish eyes and innocence Jim said Come in Huck but doan look at his face its gashly 57 He further goes on to
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