Race And Racism In 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Essay -Chyenne Vang- hr.3 Things such as stereotypes can change one man's way of thinking without even knowing. In the novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows how one man's treatment (due to race or other factors) towards another man can affect them emotionally and or mentally. He shows this through Huck's relationship with Jim, Buck Grangerford and the King. 1 First of all, Mark Twain shows how one man's treatment (due to race or other factors) towards another man can affect them emotionally and or mentally through Huck and Buck Grangerfords relationship. Bucks family, the Grangerfords (who are lovely and nice to Huck when he needed help even though he was a stranger) are involved…show more content…
The king is just a runaway guy that Jim and Huck run into, and he has claimed that he is a king and that's what they know him by. The king one day decides to go into a town alone to see if it's safe and he knows that they could get away with a lot of money, for that was all that he ever wanted. While he is in the town he decides to sell Jim, Huck's friend he has traveled with. " After all this long journey, and after all we'd done for them scoundrels, here it was all come to nothing, everything all busted up and ruined, because they could have the heart to serve Jim such a trick as that, and make him a slave again all his life, amongst strangers, too, for forty dirty dollars" (211). The king only does this for money because it is the only thing he can give even though he is not the King's property. This later shows how Huck realizes that Jim is his only friend now and that Jim is HIS and not property for the king to sell. Huck ends up resenting the king because his trust in him has been lost and has done no good for him and or

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