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Huck Finn Quotes (38 quotes)

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Anti Slavery

Huck Finn Quotes

Though Mark Twain wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after the abolition of slavery in the United States, the novel itself is set before the Civil War, when slavery was still legal and the economic foundation of the American South. While slaveholders profit from slavery, the slaves themselves are oppressed, exploited, and physically and mentally abused. Jim is inhumanely ripped away from his wife and children. However, white slaveholders rationalize the oppression, exploitation, and abuse of black slaves by ridiculously assuring themselves of a racist stereotype, that black people are mentally inferior to white people, more animal than human. In this way, slaveholders and racist whites harm blacks, but they also do moral harm to themselves, by viciously misunderstanding what it is to be human, and all for the sake of profit.

I begun to think how dreadful it was, even for murderers, to be in such a fix. In Chapter 13, after Huck and Jim steal a raft full of supplies and leave a band of villainous men behind on a wrecked steamboat, Huck begins to worry about their well-being. Regardless of their villainy, these are human beings, and as such they have the same fear response as everyone else. I was feeling ruther comfortable on accounts of taking all this trouble for that gang, for not many would a done it. I wished the widow knowed about it.

As Huck, Jim, and the other characters go downriver, these questions become inescapable. These seven words from chapter 31 are amongst the most memorable in American literature. At this point in the novel, Huck Finn has just realized the Duke and Dauphin have betrayed the runaway slave Jim and sold him into captivity. Jim will be transported back to Miss Watson if Huck Finn stands idly by. Once he has the letter in his hands, however, Huck decides to tear it up and save Jim.

Below, we'll explore 16 Huck Finn quotes that highlight the complexities of this slaves will lead to eternal damnation, Huck follows his gut instinct and makes.
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  3. Emmeline B. says:

    'Huckleberry Finn' and the Subject of Slavery

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