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Huckleberry Finn 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. Eventhough …

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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.