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The Southern Society American authors tended to write about life in their times and culture Mark Twain lived in the 1800s and witnessed the Civil War era He used the plot of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to reveal the truths about life in the South during the pre Civil War time period He asserted his opinions on human values such as ignorance and racism and showed his ridiculing views on religion and government institutions Twain obviously was dissatisfied with the overall ethics of humanity and cleverly viewed on Southern Culture during the Reconstruction Era The novel depicts the Southern culture with injustice of slavery the hypocrisy of civilized society and the society in general as ignorant and cruel Many southerners had never perceived slavery as anything but a natural part of life The seemingly good white people such as Miss Watson and Sally Phelps expressed no concern about the injustice of slavery or the cruelty of separating Jim from his family When Huck reported only a nigger was killed from the blown of cylinder head Aunt Sally replied its lucky because sometimes people do get hurtp167 showing that she disregarded niggers as human In the Southern culture if there were any way to blame a black man for a crime the people would do it Some think old Finn done it himself But before night they changed around and judged it was done by a runaway nigger named Jimp42 Many people blamed Jim for killing Huck only because he ran away and he was black In addition Huckleberry joined in the common belief that blacks were less intelligent than whites When Jim judged it was all up with him anyway it could be fixed for if he didnt get saved he would get drownded and if he did get saved whoever saved him would send him back home so as to get the reward and then Miss Watson would sell him South sure Well
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