Racism In Mark Twain's The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn

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Throughout “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” the author’s (Mark Twain)point of view shows many biases through his characters. Some examples of this are how Huck and Tom treats a slave named Jim On many occasions Mark Twain shows that his point of view is biased towards treating slaves like humans. One instance of this was when he told of how Tom Sawyer decided to help Huck free a slave. On pg.288 Tom Sawyer says flat out “I’ll help you steal him!”. During the time period when this book was written a topic like this would be very controversial and would require a great deal of bias to put it down in a book for the public to read. Another example of this bias is when Huck Finn writes a letter to tell the owner of a runaway slave the slave’s whereabouts, but soon is locked in an internal conflict over it. On pg.272 and 273 Huck finds himself thinking “Somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places to harden me against him (the slave), but only the other kind. I’d see him standing my watch on top of his’n, ‘stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when…show more content…
An example of this is when Huck mentions that he likes his new life over his old one. He says “Two months or more run along, and my clothes got to be all rags and dirt, and I didnt see how id ever got to like it so well at the widow’s, where you had to wash, and eat on a plate, and come up, and to to bed and get up regular, and be forever bothering over a book, and have old Miss Watson pecking at you all the time. I didn't want to go back no more.” Here he’s saying that he prefers a life where he is beat by his father and is always monitored by him over a life where he had clean clothes and all the other kinds of good amenities. This shows biased towards the outdoor life very strongly. Another cercumstance where it is shown that Mark twain has a bias towards outdoor living is at the end of the

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