The Identity of Jim in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from the Postcolonial Perspective
Available Online March 2018.
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- postcolonial criticism; Mark Twain; “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; identity
- The post-colonial theory opposes the essentialism of the nation and identity. It advocates the concept of "hybridity" and uses it as a strategy to resist the discourse of colonialism. This article, through a textual analysis of the identification problem of slave Jim in Mark Twain’s “ The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, points out that although Jim’s identity is forced on himself by social system (slavery) and cultural tradition (racism),Jim in a difficult situation , like the post-colonial theory imagined, actively use the hybrid strategy to strike back racist system. The pursuit of identity is not only a sarcasm and complaint against the racial system, but also shows people’s identity confusion in modern society.
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TY - CONF AU - Yujin Li PY - 2018/03 DA - 2018/03 TI - The Identity of Jim in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from the Postcolonial Perspective BT - 2nd International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.123 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.123 ID - Li2018/03 ER -