Mark Twain’s classic tale,The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a reluquent example of the deep racist attitudes of the Deep South in the 1880’s. This tale has major examples of racism throughout the story that occur during the 1800s, in which the time racism was a deep tread throughout history between the white’s and the black’s. In such manner, throughout history racism has always been a major part of American History, even today in America racism is still on the rise.
One of the first controversial and obvious, is the liberal term used throughout the book “Nigger”, this term is used throughout the book and even in today’s world. Huck Finn was written when cruel treatment of blacks were commonplace and use of such a word didn’t get so much as a second thought. Now a days, the term of “Nigger” in this day an age that term is a huge impact on society. Supposedly, in America we are all created equal in today’s world but, back when Huck Finn wrote this is when the black’s were treated very cruelly were to the point the white’s overruled the black’s.
One of the most exquisite quotes I have picked out of the tale that shows racism is one of the main sources in the story is, “Now I struck an idea, and fetched it out: ‘It warn’t the grounding -that didn’t keep us back but a little. We blowed out a cylinderhead.” ‘Good gracious! anybody hurt?’ ‘No’m. Killed a nigger.’ This quote that showed the few lines of dialogue say all there is to say about how blacks are viewed at that time . They viewed that they are “nobody”, less than human, with lives that are of little or no value to anyone. They value these black’s as nobody, they have no value to society which is cruel back then, the way the treated them back then.
Racism is still relevant today and is a serious problem. We can’t keep denying that it isn’t a problem that we are having in the U.S. Still today racism is a huge problem in society, actually the racism impact on society has gotten better since the 1800s. In the 1800s the black’s were slaves, now a days they have become national leaders, and great influencers in today’s world. We have changed the system of racism for the better in certain ways. In America we do not enslave people anymore, and bless them with American freedom to equal the black’s and white’s.