November 03, 2004

Huck Finn

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a very fun book. I like how we had to read it during the middle of the semester because it was a simple, easy book to read. When I first read Huck Finn the main situation that pointed out to me was not racism, but the friendship between Huck and Jim. At the beginning Huck made fun of Jim when he and Tom got together - they almost thought of tying him up to a tree! On Katie's Blog she gives a very detailed description of the story, which I do agree with. hse brought up many interesting points.

I also took notice of how the author used "nigger" in this story. It was very frequent at the beginning when Huck referred to Jim as Miss Watson's nigger. He was simply a piece of property into the minds of the people that bought him. But as I read deeper into the story Huck referred to Jim as Jim and used nigger occasionally. This story is so out of place because of the time frame that it was written in. Jim an dHuck had an amazing friendship at the end of the story. They both had risked their lives to help eachother and save eachother from things that they could be harmed by.

Posted by GinaBurgese at November 3, 2004 11:35 AM
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