On the other hand, slavery also deals with the pressing concern of racism. Racism is defined as “the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races" (Oxford Dictionaries). The theme of racism is seen throughout Twain’s novel, which is exactly why many people, including students and parents have a sense of enmity towards the novel. Granted that some people have inhospitable views against this novel, I can actively say that I do not. I think that the issue of racism needs to be discussed, so we can finally find some closure on this controversy. If we keep ignoring this pressing problem it will never be ameliorated. Although racism will probably never end, we can minimize some of the problems by increasing our education and knowledge on the topic. If we can limit the amount of ...
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...k Finn. He was able to take a bold risk and write a novel that influenced many. A great novel is not only just accepted but also questioned. Huck Finn has the ability to do just that.
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