Huck Finn Double Journal

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Jay Kim Kirkeby English III H 24 January 2012 Double Journal Huck Finn: Slavery/Racism Reference | Reaction | 1. In chapter 6, Pap says he doesn’t approve of blacks voting. He says, “They said he could vote when he was at home. Well, that let me out…let that nigger vote, I drawed out. I says I’ll never vote again.” (35) | 1. This passage displays my theme of racism/slavery because Pap believes that blacks shouldn’t get the right to vote. He also thinks that a free and rich black person is ridiculous. He even says that he will never vote again if they let blacks vote. This reminds me of the movie Red Tails because the movie is about African American pilots who were discriminated by citizens and other pilots. The African pilots were taunted and white pilots didn’t want to work with them at all. | 2. In chapter 8, Jim tells Huck why he decided to run away. He states, “She pecks on me all de time, en treats me pooty rough…sell me down to New Orleans..I lit out mighty quick, I tell you.” (50) | 2. I felt that Jim did the right thing running away. Jim didn’t want to be sold down to New Orleans because it is very slave-oriented and harsh down there. My theme of slavery/racism relates here because Jim knows how bad the deep South treats slaves and he also knows that if he goes to New Orleans he won’t have any chance at freedom. This reminds me of the show Everybody Hates Chris because Chris is a black kid who is forced to attend a nice white school by his mother. He turns out to be the only black kid and everyone bullies him for being black. He hates going there and wants to leave. | 3. In chapter 14, Huck and Jim argue about why there are different languages. Huck says, “That’s a Frenchman’s way of saying it…I see it warn’t no use wasting words-you can’t learn a nigger to argue. So I quit.” (84-85) | 3. This shows how Huck’s racism makes him from seeing that Jim
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