The 1840s is a time most Americans would rather forget. In Huck Finn, Twain vividly paints a picture of daily life in the south during this momentous age. His descriptions often cause a certain level of discomfort. Many cringe at the use of the word “nigger” and the way African Americans are portrayed. This conversation between Huck and Aunt Sally illustrates the appalling view of slaves, “‘Good gracious! anybody hurt?’ ‘No'm. Killed a nigger.’ ‘Well, it's lucky; because sometimes people do get hurt’” (Twain 201). Slaves were harshly looked down upon and not even considered “people.” Aunt Sally’s reaction represents the typical view of slaves held by most Americans in the south. Scenes such as this intention...
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