Throughout the book, Mark Twain uses Huckleberry Finn and Jim to portray hi s ideas and issues with racism and slavery The classic tale, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, written by Mark Twain, reflected the ideas of racism and slavery that he was taught in the Dee p South, into The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Initially, Twain’s immense amount of use of the term “Niger and the many RA Call meanings that come with that word created problems throughout the novel .
Another meaning for the word “Niger’, besides someone who is African American is, “A colored pee arson who has no money’ (Wizardry 1). Twain focused on the define action ” A darkening person n, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent” (Wizardry 1). The difference bet men these two functions is that the first definition of the term is judging and downgrade ins a race. The second definition is explaining what type of person they’re talking about without been g racist.
This understanding of the word “Niger” was used during the time of the book, unlit eke the other definition which is used today as an extremely derogatory term. The word “in egger” was used as much as the word “blacks” is used today Twain used this term towards African Americans because it showed that whites were superior to The word “Niger” is a degrading term, which was often taken harshly Many also used this word to describe how uneducated slaves were .
In the article Learning to Read and Write, Frederick Douglas said, “She was an apt woman; and a little experience soon demonstrated, to her satisfaction, that education and slaver y were incompatible with each other’ (Douglass 1) A flock of slave owners agreed with Douglass and how the word “Niger” suited them well The derogatory term “Niger” was offensive to slaves back then, how it is still offensive in modern day Also, Hack Fin’s view on slaves and Jim, in the beginning of the story were VA TTYL different from his views in the end In the beginning, he did not think of slaves to be half of a person, they were just objects and they were just meant to be owned. When t hey were on the raft, Jim was talking about a lot. “He was saying how the first thing he would do who en he got to a free state he would go to saving up money and never spend a single cent, and whew n he got enough he would buy his wife, which was owned on a farm close to where Miss Watson lie Veda; and then they would both work to buy the two children, and if their master wouldn’t sell I them, they get an Abolitionist to go and steal them” (Twain 88). Hack listened to Jim go on and on about this, and then he realized Jim has feelings, a family, and he capable of being loved and loving someone.