Huck Finn - Nayef Jaber Period 4 12-03-2011 In Mark Twain's...

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Nayef Jaber Period 4 12-03-2011 In Mark Twain's novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Twain's use of vulgar and uneducated English slang helps build up the tone for the story. With his use of degrading terms and racial conflicts, Twain accurately demonstrates the time period that the novel took place in. Although there are many derogatory terms used in this novel, I think that this book should be part of school's curriculum because this novel shows that mistreating of the slaves was not tolerated by everyone, the absent-mindedness of uneducated people, and that not every religious person follows the morals and character traits that they say their religion teaches them about. During this time period many slaves were mistreated by their owners and other white citizens. While Huck thought that it was wrong for Jim to run away his gut also thought that it was wrong for Jim to be treated the way he was on Miss Watson's farm. So Huck agrees to help Jim run away and steal back his freedom by helping him reach the North. When Huck finds out that Jim is running away he tells Jim that he should not have run away, and many times during the novel Huck reminds him of that. While they are on the run, Huck stops and gets information from many small towns and finds out that Jim is wanted for two hundred dollars. Because of this Huck and Jim go out of their way to make sure that they travel at night and that they have a cover story in case they are stopped.
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