How Does Huckleberry Finn Change

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The old saying goes, “People can’t change,” but we can, just like Huckleberry Finn changes. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn is a young boy with a big imagination. He loves adventures, and playing tricks, but throughout the book, he starts to change. Huck changes in several ways; he sees African-Americans differently, he starts to believe in superstition, and he also changes the way he acts toward people. One of the ways Huck has changed, is the way he sees and treats African-Americans. At the beginning of the novel, we see that Huck is negative about African-Americans. In chapter two, Huck makes it seem that African-Americans are not honest or educated enough,
“Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the State, and then set him under the trees again and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it. And next time Jim told it even more exaggerated... Jim was monstrous proud about it… Niggers would come miles to hear Jim tell about it, and he was more looked up to than any nigger in that country. Strange niggers would stand with their mouths open and look him all over, same as if he was a wonder” …show more content…

Early in the book Huck didn’t believe in Jim’s superstition, which led to Huck making fun of Jim. In spite of that, Huck later seems to understand and apply Jim’s superstition in his own life. In Chapter 16, after Huck lies about Jim being his father, they keep heading down the river to where they think Cairo is. After a while, they come to a conclusion that they passed Cairo already. Huck says to Jim, “I wish I'd never seen that snake-skin, Jim- I do wish I'd never laid eyes on it" (page 96). Huck wasn’t ever really apart of anything that was based on beliefs, except for his own beliefs. After living and spending time with someone who believes in superstition, Huck starts to believe in it too by following his friend’s example, and living

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