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Racism In Huckleberry Finn

Racism in Huckleberry Finn
In Huckleberry Finn and throughout his works, Mark Twain explores the culture of racism. In today’s society the ideals of racism have greatly evolved. Slavery is now abolished and even a word like “nigger” is now considered vulgar. During the era of Huck and Tom, most of the children considered slavery to be normal and the use of the word “nigger” was not uncommon or even though of as inappropriate. “Huckleberry Finn was written during the reconstruction after the civil war, and a year after the passing of the Civil Rights Act which assured equality of treatment for whites and blacks” (Beaver 37). Hostile critics stirred up the possibility that Huckleberry Finn could in fact corrupt morals, upright citizens then banned it from libraries and school rooms. Many modern critics in contrast to those of the early 20th century, praise the novel for its brilliance and new way of expression. “Huckleberry Finn is the closest thing we have to an national epic” (Faidman 362).
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