In the post-Civil War era, the South attempts to regain power by controlling and oppressing black men and woman. At the time, Mark Twain, a prominent writer, changes his views on slavery once he marries his wife, Olivia. Soon enough, Twain decides to become an abolitionist and begins to write The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. However, Twain stops writing the novel since he found inspiration to write other novels, and he knew that the context of the novel will not fit in well with society. Due to financial issues and the death of his son and wife, Mark Twain struggles in completing The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
After they got out and home safely, he and Huck went to find the treasure that was supposedly hidden in the cave. Through the obstacles of spirits, long distance walking, and hard work of digging, they succeed their adventure and discover the treasure that was hidden. “Huck, I always reckoned we’d get it. It’s just too good it’s just too good to believe, but we have got it, sure!” (243). Thrilled with the accomplishment, Tom discourages Huck’s future plans of leaving the Widow because of the living conditions and finding his own way, now that he has a plethora of money.
After Huck finds out that Jim is captive, Huck “set down and cried. [He] couldn’t help it” (210). After returning to the raft and not finding Jim there, Huck is overcome with emotion. The fear of Jim not being around causes Huck to realize how important Jim is to him. The friendship they developed on the river and through their adventure causes Huck to be more concerned for Jim’s safety than society’s need to keep Jim captive.
Though, when Pap left the house, he always locked Huck inside for long periods of time—sometimes even days. Every time Pap went to town, he would make sure Huck had no means to escape. He would always have racists rants about the semi-fair treatment of slaves by the government and complains that Huck is the cause of all his problems. Pap would go back to town and cause massive amounts of ruckus and drank till he passed out. He completely disregarded the fact that his son is all alone in the cabin.
After Pap finally comes back to see Huck and decides that he wants to live with him Huck starts to get uneasy. Once living with Pap he is left alone time and time again trapped in the house , and all he can think about is escaping. “It was dreadful lonesome... I was scared. I made up my mind I would fix up some way to leave there” (Twain 22).
Injun Joe was a character in the book who went great lengths to find treasure. The same treasure that Tom Sawyer and his best friend, Huckleberry Finn risked their lives for. After going through a ha’nted house and running aroung town chasing a murderer, the money was still not found. Then the realization hit Tom. “ ‘Huck, that money wasn’t ever in No.2!’ ‘What!’ Huck searched his comrade’s face keenly.
This leads to his actions changing because of all his new experiences and maturing on the way. Huck did not follow his conscience and this causes him to start telling the truth. After Huck sees what the King and Duke have done to Mary Jane, her family, and all the others, Huck decides to tell Mary Jane the truth “These uncles of yourn ain't no uncles at all; they're a couple of frauds- regular deadbeats.” (Chapter 28) After she finds out, they make a plan to make sure her 'uncles' pay for tricking them. He decides to tell Mary Jane and let her spread the word about who they are and then get the Duke and King jailed and get rid of them. Huck's conscience “spoke” to him to not tell Mary Jane because it would be better if he kept it to himself.
For example, these situations might be at a time of great peril, or a time of great anguish or grief. In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer shows immense signs of maturity in memorable parts of his life. One of the themes that Mark Twain explores in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is that people mature through impacting life experiences. Three examples
Jim, a very mature black child, tags along with Finn (as well as the King and the Duke) to run away, and ultimately needs to get rescued in the end as he is forced into slavery by Ms. Watson. Twain provides a narrative hook by familiarizing the readers with how vivid Tom’s life is when he and Huck sneak through Widow