Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Culture, Education and Economic Development of Modern Society (ICCESE 2018)

The Identity of Jim in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” from the Postcolonial Perspective

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Yujin Li
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Yujin Li
Available Online March 2018.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iccese-18.2018.123How to use a DOI?
Keywords
postcolonial criticism; Mark Twain; “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”; identity
Abstract
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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