Historical Context Of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn Jade Oliva

Huck Finn was published on December 10, 1884. The author, Mark Twain, lived in a period of America that was currently racist and held slaves. Minorities, specifically African Americans, that were free were discrimanated for the color of their skin and their race.

Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn is a classic set before the Civil War. The story is told by Huck, a white boy escaping an abusive father, and about his adventures with a black man named Jim, escaping slavery. Huckleberry Finn is set along the Mississippi River. In it, Twain used the N-word 219 times. Because of the freedom of language used and the time period it was written, it is controversial and has been banned by libraries.

Story about Huck Finn helping a black man named Jim escape slavery.

With showing a relationship between a white boy conditioned by society and its racism and an escaped slave named Jim, they portray how cruel society is and how they manipulate people that the right thing, in this case helping an escaped slave, was punishable by damnation.

It shows a different way of treatment shown between diverse races than what was happening, as they showed a surprising friendship between each other.

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