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Mark Twain's “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
Huck Finn

Origin

Mark Twain

Type

Book

Effects

Racial Stereotyping

Activation

Reading

Section

Out and About List

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OriginEdit

First published in 1885, Twain's book immediately stirred controversy, which continues to this day. Despite the controversy, the book has been praised for its criticism of racism and slavery.

The book is about Huckleberry Finn, who goes on a journey with the runaway slave Jim, and helps him reach Ohio and freedom. Huck narrates the story in his distinctive voice, offering colorful descriptions of the people and places they encounter along the way.

EffectsEdit

Reading the book causes the reader to see black people as "strong, brave, generous and wise" while white people are viewed as "violent, stupid or simply selfish".

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