Here the color of ones skin is of little consequence as both slaves and owners

Here the color of ones skin is of little consequence

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Here the color of one’s skin is of little consequence as both slaves and owners feel the same amount of misery over the separation of someone dear to them. The Moral Confusion The 1830s of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a period of moral confusion. “Good” white people in the novel such as Aunt Sally, the widow, have little or no interest in the injustice and cruelty of slaves but are otherwise shown to be both caring and kind. The hypocrisy of slavery seems to distort and corrupt not only the oppressed but also the oppressors. This corruption is best demonstrated in the novel through the narrative description of Huck’s character. He is the perfect example of a distorted oppressor who has subconsciously been corrupted by his father’s, the Watsons’ and society’s influence on him. At the beginning of the novel Huck is a racist and his initial description of black people is that of men who believe that magic exists and can be performed with the use of a “hair-ball as big as your fist”( Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, p.30). He also thinks that they would go anywhere and give anything for a sight of a cursed “ five- center piece” ( Adventures of Huckleberry Finn , p.13). Huck appears to see black people as ignorant, child-like and gullible. Like all other white people in the novel, Huck also refers to black people as objects and property. Even after he has broken free from society’s corrupted morals at the end of the novel, can he completely shake its powerful indoctrination. In chapter 36, as Huck and Tom try to facilitate the escape of Jim, Huck still cannot help but compare the “theft” of Jim with that of property like a “Sunday-school book”( Adventures of
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