Saqib Anees Mr. Groh English 2/Period 3 January 17, 2018 Huck Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Final Essay In the book, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn is a teenage son of an abusive father whose inner morals develop throughout the novel primarily by the lessons that he learns while trying to free a slave named Jim. Huck experiences many situations that involve the concept of right and wrong in which Huck Finn develops moral progression and he learns throughout the book that he doesn’t need society’s demands to tell him what to do and how he should act, but to listen to his own thoughts and his conscience. Mark Twain’s message in the book is that society’s demands does not control you and that you can make
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn concludes in a way that does not provide the reader significant “closure”. The novel primarily features Huckleberry Finn, who is traveling down the Mississippi River with a runaway slave named Jim. Towards the end of the novel Jim and Huck are separated when Jim is sold to the aunt and uncle of Huck’s friend, Tom Sawyer. Although Tom was introduced in the beginning of the book, he did not play a major role until the end. Huck appears at the house of Tom’s aunt and uncle with a secret plan to save Jim.
Coming of Age - A Journey of Self Made Successful by Others On the Road, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Ragged Dick are all vastly different stories with protagonists with ranging ages. On the Road is a story about Sal, an adult trying to find himself while having kicks with his friends on the road; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the adventures of a runaway child who teams up with a runaway slave; and Ragged Dick, a "rags to riches" story sharing the path to success of a young street urchin named Ragged Dick. Despite being so different, these coming of age stories, however, share a commonality. Even though coming of age is about the evolution of self, each story shows that the growth of the main characters is not due to the
The most accurate representation that we can draw between the paternal influence upon Huck is how he comes to view Jim. Huck was a young boy growing up in a predominately racist environment, so he was largely destined to view African Americans as less than human. Although there was an overwhelming cultural burden placed upon him, Huck managed to see through the racial stigmas. One particularly important part of the book was after Huck and Jim had been separated by the fog on their way to Cairo. Huck had played a mean joke upon Jim claiming that the entire incident was actually just a dream.
Since Huck is still a child, he sees the world differently than others. For instance, Huck easily accepts the ideal social and religious concepts pressed onto him by Miss Watson, until he experiences cause him to question what he was taught and now feels for it. Huck is the main character and narrator throughout the novel. The importance of the two quotations is that Huck has a moral dilemma. Huck is first seen without any morality.
In this selected passage Huck decides he is not going to send the letter he wrote to Miss Watson with the intention of turning Jim in. Huck initially writes the letter because he is thinking about God and his state of sin, as he believes he is committing a sin by stealing another person’s property. He never sends the letter because he realized how much he trusts Jim and doesn’t see him as his property, but rather as a best friend. Previously he has stayed with Jim because it was easy, but this scene marks the time when he is able to stay by Jim’s side even when he believes it will come at a great personal cost.
In Mark Twain's novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, Huck evolves from an improper, troubled kid, into a young adult throughout the course of the book. I’m sure that many of people could be against my view, but i believe that as the book progresses, Huck learns to grow up and become a young adult all by himself. Evidence that supports my opinion is as follows, “ I wish i’d never laid eyes on it. I wish i’d never seen that snake skin” (Twain 90).
Huck is bigger than his journey down the mississippi. A perfect example that Huck changed throughout the journey is when Jim said this about him: "Dah you goes, de ole true Huck; de on 'y white genlman dat ever kep ' his promise to ole Jim" (87 Twain). Huck is making promises to a black man, and keeping them? This is rare to find during this time period. A white person treating a black person equally was completly agaisnt the ‘rule’ of white America.
Dennis Prager, a nationally syndicated columnist and talk show host, once said “Goodness is about character- integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.” In the American classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck Finn is a typical teenage boy who doesn't like school, or old ladies who try to teach him to go to church and to have good manners. Huck, accompanied by a runaway slave Jim, runs away and travels down the Mississippi River, facing all kinds of exciting adventures. Along the river, Huck faces adventures that teach him more about responsibility, fairness, and equality than anything he had learned in school or in church.
Art has a grandiose capacity to incite emotion. This philosophy has generally been labeled “The Arousal Theory” which breaks down the ability of art to provoke an emotional response. There have been other versions of the theory such as the “The Expression Theory” which states that art evokes the emotions the artist felt while creating the piece. No matter the theory, however, the consensus that art can facilitate emotions goes unchallenged (Citation). However, occasionally art does not stop there.