Analysis Of Mark Twain´S Heckleberry Finn

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“Slavery is theft – theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce, theft even of the children a slave might have borne.” (Kevin Bales) In this quote the Kevin Bales is explaining the use of slavery and the negative outcomes on it. In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the blacks are viewed as property, nothing more nothing less. Mark Twain is the astonishing author of Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn take place during the Antebellum South and it was written in 1884. Huck Finn was banned years after being written and published because of its repetitive and vulgar use of the word nigger. Throughout ...view middle of the document...

I lit out mighty quick.
In this quote, Jim is stating that Ms. Watson basically betrayed him by even having to contemplate whether or not to sell him. Even the Widow Douglas who isn’t really fond of Jim tries to convince her that it’s a bad idea. Since Jim has run away, he was never able to keep in contact with Ms. Watson at any point. So Huck and Jim continue their journey down the Mississippi River and towards the end of the book, Huck finds out that Ms. Watson had in her will that she was freeing Jim. She felt so miserable for even thinking about selling him. Aunt Sally is with Tom, Huck, and Jim in the hospital room and she hears the story about how Tom and Huck set Jim “free”. Aunt Sally and Tom both know that Ms. Watson died two months ago. Aunt Sally is shocked to hear about what Tom put Jim through. Tom explains, “Turn him loose! He ain’t no slave; he’s as free as any cretur that walks this earth!” Tom is explaining that Jim is a free man and he shouldn't be chained down to the bed. Although Jim is black and uneducated he still has his own morals.
Twain uses Jim’s views on racism towards whites to justify that we create our moral beliefs. Jim is black and uneducated which makes him lower than everyone especially Huck. His views on whites are opinionated. When it comes to Huck, Jim is one of the nicest people to him. Huck and Jim are traveling along the Mississippi River they encounter many situations. Jim and Huck have a father and son relationship and Jim always wants to protect Huck. Huck and Jim find a floating house while traveling down the river. In that house, they find a man who was shot and killed. Jim demonstrates a kind of parenting affection over Huck. Jim doesn’t want Huck to see so he says, “Come in, Huck but doan’ look at his face— it’s too gashly.” (Twain, 38) In this quote Jim is explicating that he doesn’t want Huck to look at the body because it might scare Huck. Later in the book we see that Huck is the same way with Jim.
Twain uses Huck’s views on right and wrong and racism to interpret that we create our own systems of morality. Huck, being white, knows that...

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