MarkTwain probably wrote this book and used terms such as the N- word to show realism in his book. The wayMark Twain puts the book together combined with his way of speech makes the book sound so real thatyou could confuse it with a autobiography of a little child named Huck. The book Huckleberry Finn waswritten about a time between 1835s-50s. This meant that during Huck’s time, slavery was still around andmost whites during this time do not like blacks. The N- word just literally show us what white people thinkof blacks at that time. They use this wor!d to verbally express their feelings.
However, I am not trying to say that Huck calls Jim a N- because hedoes not like him. He probably picked it up from other people (adults). Besides this “vulgarity” as An Lewhas put it, this book in my eyes is a perfectly good reading book for young people. It is exciting,adventurous, and realistic. Most of the N- words are used by Huck and as you see of their relationshiptogether, you know that Huck does not mean it in a bad way.
Since this word was used and passed aroundfor quite some time, Huck must have picked it up from someone and is using it sort of as a slang forAfrican Americans. They are messing with one of the greatest and most famous writers around. I don’tthink this book is very prejudice at all. . .
it is just very expressionable.