However, he is never able to see a reason why this man who has become one of his only friends, should be a slave.
Through this internal struggle, Twain expresses his opinions of the absurdity of slavery and the importance of following one's personal conscience before the laws of society.
Twain brings out into the open the ugliness of society and causes the reader to challenge the original description of Jim.
In his subtle manner, he creates not an apology for slavery but a challenge to it.
Life is full of dilemmas, and doing the right thing is rarely easy.
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain examines racism in the antebellum South and describes the protagonist Huck's struggle against it.
Although Huck is not a racist child, he has been raised by extremely racist individuals who have, even if only subconsciously, ingrained some feelings of bigotry into his mind.
It is also important to remember that this description, although it is quite saddening, was probably accurate.
In recent years, there has been increasing discussion of the seemingly racist ideas expressed by Mark Twain in Huckleberry Finn.
In some extreme cases the novel has even been banned by public school systems and censored by public libraries.