The views given by Toni Morrison were more negative than positive.
My opinion on “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” compared to her critique is very on point really. The issue of feeling uncomfortable when saying or reading the slang that refers to an african american male or women is described the same way I felt reading it. Morrison breaks down the book very easily and helps create an understandable analysis. She goes on a while interpreting how Huck can’t settle down anywhere, how he is afraid to be alone because simple things seem to frighten him. Except when Jim and Huck escape on the raft and go on an adventure all of those feelings of being afraid and lonesome aren’t there as much. Her view on Jim is one of fatherly figure that has been missing in Huck’s life since his pap was an abusive drunkard. Morrison plainly says that Jim is that person in Huck’s life that takes away all those feelings and fears.
But the problem is both Huck and Jim know that they will soon have to separate from each other because of their white/black childhood friendship.