In the novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huck goes through
many adventures on the Mississippi River. He escapes from Pap and
sails down the Mississippi with an escaped slave named Jim. Huck goes
through the moral conflict of how wrong it is to be helping Jim escape
to freedom. Eventually Huck decides he will help Jim and actually
steals him from a farmer with the help of Tom Sawyer, a friend.
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We blowed out a
cylinder head. (Aunt Sally) Good gracious! Anybody hurt? (Huck) No'm
killed a nigger. (A.Sally) Well, it's lucky; because sometimes people
do get hurt." Back then negros were treated as objects or animals. The
word 'nigger' was the normal word for a black person. That is why this
book is so controversial today. In any case Huck Finn is a good story,
and a great example of literature from that time.