Huckleberry Finn - Racism Debate
There is a current debate that the description of Jim in the novel "Huckleberry Finn" is racist leading to some schools banning it from their libraries. Jimís character is described as an uneducated and simple sounding; illiterate slave and some people have looked upon this characterization as racist.
Jim is depicted as a slave in the south during a period when slavery was common place and widely accepted as
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into the characterís( Jimís) dialogue we find that Twain has written as accurately as possible the way that he would sound and also to make you stop and think and picture in your mind him speaking that way. Though difficult to interpret at times, it gives you an authentic feel of this characterís persona. For those that are die-hard readers, that "lose themselves" in what they are reading, this approach is ideal.