Essay On Social Norm In The Adventures Of Huck Finn

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Social Norms in comparison to Honest Morality of Huck Finn Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of shin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than opposite.” Nelson Mandela criticizes society by saying that it is the society’s own fault that people are being discriminated and not strong enough to speak up for their thoughts. He also says that it is possible for society to change but it takes brave challenges to realise it. In the novel the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck escapes society and civilization by fleeing onto the Mississippi river with a slave who becomes his best friend over this adventure in which Huck learns a lot about racism and human behaviors. In the novel, Mark Twain demonstrates…show more content…
In the novel, Twain assets that religion in the 1840’s was practiced in the wrong way and was completely dismissed. When Huck went to church with the Grangerfords, he describes his visit with, “Next Sunday we all went to church … The men took their guns along, so did Buck and kept them between their knees or stood them handy against the wall. The Shepherdsons done the same. It was pretty ornery preaching-All about brotherly love, and such-like tiresomeness” (Twain 110). These families are breaking the rules of society and bring negativity into church. Bringing the guns builds a contrast to the preaching about brotherly love. Church is supposed to be a place of peace and freedom in opinion. Twain uses this scene to criticize how people practice religion and to change Huck’s view on religion. People just follow religion without thinking. Twain describes religion as shallow and hypocritical because the people go to church and act like good people but they do not do what religion wants them to
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