November 02, 2005
There's More Honor
First of all, I thought that this was an interesting choice of text to read because almost everything that we have been talking about in class had to do with the book, and the fact that it was not written with a racist intention. Two lines that really caught my attention were in the first two paragraphs. The author refers to the story as "Twain's 'glaring lapse of moral imagination'" and that "Twain evaded dealing with the very touchy issues his own story raised." I thought that this was a very harsh way of looking at the book. I don't think that most people see this book as being racist. I thought that in the end of the book when Jim helps Tom, rather than save himself it showed a very good side of Jim. This article is saying that Tom seems to make the ending racist by subjecting Huck and Jim to "inhumane treatment." I'm not sure that I agree with this article.
Posted by StacyEstatico at November 2, 2005 08:46 AM
Stacy, since part of my role as teacher is to get you to come to your own conclusions and defend them, I thought it was important to present a good argument against my own perspective. So I'm looking forward to your contribution to the class discussion.
Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at November 2, 2005 04:34 PM