Huck Budd Douglass

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The world in which we live in now is much less oppressive than say the world lived in the middle of the 1800’s. Up until the Civil War, the South depended on their ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery, in order to be productive a successful. Most people believed slavery was not wrong, but those who thought otherwise seldom tried to alter it. In general if surrounded by oppressive environment, one does not usually try to make …

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…a person and not a piece of property. Oppressive societies still remain in today’s world although not nearly as prevalent or as torturous as they were in the days of Billy, Frederick, Huck, and Jim. These characters can motivate one to show that you against a large oppressive society can, alone, make a difference. It may be only a small difference to one or two individuals, but any progress one can make is helpful.