A White Night on the Mississippi

A White Night on the Mississippi is an oxymoron because usually night is dark and black. At the same time usually race is not equal. My focus on this drawing is to stretch the boundaries of race in a way that shows that all races are equal. My info graphic project is designed to create an explicit image of how race inequality during the 1800s was so insidious. image2.JPGBy drawing Jim and Huck in equally balanced colors, it creates an image that displays how odd race equality looks to people of the 1800s and even today. A black man and a white boy traveling together during the 1840s was not a common sight. The picture also explores how Huckleberry Finn tears down the race boundary with one line, “All right, then, I’ll go to hell.” Huck Finn does not send his letter of confession about Jim to Miss Watson and therefore chooses to go against what is considered, “right,” in the time period. The moral of the project is the only way to evolve into a world of equality and progression is to question the common believe of the day. In his day Huck Finn was a traitor and a criminal for not handing in Jim. What is he considered today?image1.JPG

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6 Responses to A White Night on the Mississippi

  1. Miss Repoli says:

    love it!

  2. Megan capozzi says:

    Great job Ian!

  3. Dagny Woodcock says:

    Well done Ian –

  4. Ava says:

    Well done Ian and great insight into both the book and painting.

  5. Huck Finn would be standing up for what is right today – even today it takes a brave person to stand up for what is right when popular opinion disagrees! Well done Ian!!

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