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"Despite their patriotic rhetoric, they, like Pap, were unprepared to take seriously the implications of "freedom, justice, and equality" (Smith 369)

I thought this was really interesting that Smith compared a category of readers of Huckleberry Finn to Pap.  The readers were unable to accept and take seriously what the novel was showing and that was just like Pap.  The readers could relate to Pap in a way.  Wonder if that is why they didn't take it seriously.  They either misunderstood or ignored the demystification of race.  I feel like a lot may have ignored it because back then when they read it, race was a touchy subject so they might not have wanted to accept it. 

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