The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBy Fallyn Chang P. 2
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published on December 10, 1884 in the U.K. Then published in February 1885 in the U.S. During this time period, racism was really a theme in the society. African-Americans still experienced harsh realities. The consequences of America’s Civil War and Reconstruction period put into perspective how Twain engages with issues of racism.
Twain showed racism in the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
Twain was passionate within the racial equality debate, feeling that it was a moral right for America to allow African-Americans the same freedoms as whites and his viewpoint was structured within a narrative dealing with race relations. So he felt that the American society must change. And so, Twain was determined to reflect sinister cultural undertones that white Americans saw as acceptable.