A Family Bond The concept of family appears consistently throughout a novel written by Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, guiding the development of Huckleberry Finn. Huck’s relation and interaction with different characters in the story, such as his father and Jim, shape him into a better individual, though some interactions may not be favorable. Huck is surrounded by various people who care about him, though he has never felt that his biological father, Pap, cared for him at all. He is an incompetent man, and is nowhere near the definition of a good role model for Huck. Despite this, his bad decisions and unpleasant aura help show Huck what is right and wrong.
In the novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn is Tom’s companion in virtually all of his adventures. Huckleberry Finn is described as “lawless and vulgar and bad” by the adults of the village. Contrary to what the adults believe, Huckleberry Finn is loyal, fair, and unable to control his circumstances. Firstly, “bad” should not be synonym to Huckleberry Finn’s name because Huck is loyal to those who are kind to him. Huck has displayed loyalty several times throughout the novel.
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
No doubt he deplores the actions of Alex as much as we do. What he is doing is creating a hopeless version of society taken over by youth. The youth do not share the values of their elders, nor do they admit any sort of normal associations with them. Parents are not obeyed, nor do they set examples. The best that can be hopes for in the world of Burgess is that the young will eventually grow up into copies of their parents.” (Evans, 409) This statement provides support that not only does the counterculture not conform to society, they operate independent from it, and a normal attribute of a society independent of another is another language.
The innocent actions some take later in life will reward some, and deteriorate others. Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger delays his evitable process of growing up partly because of the tragic events that transpired earlier in his life and his ignorance to reality. However , Chris Mccandless differs from Holden in the fact that he fully understands reality but protests to greed of humans and the material possessions of man and still facing the gruesome consequence of his immaturity. Seymour Glass does not relate to the accepted adult community and further isolates himself from his peers. Although he appears immature, he actually is struggling from PTSD from the war and the picture his has for the violent adult man.
Huck proves his friendship to Jim with this small, but the very courageous action of not sending the letter and ripping it up instead. In some ways, the letter is a symbol of friendship and loyalty between Huck and Jim. Huck is learning to follow his instincts, telling the truth, and being a great friend to Jim. This essay won’t feed the world the usual silliness, so instead here is something different. Everything that has happened in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a lesson from the past for the present, and future.
I believe Callarman’s argument means that he is not very fond in the way McCandless chose to live his life in which he abandons civilization to go “Into The Wild.” Therefore I disagree with his statement in which he says that McCandless had no common sense because even though he was a Little ignorant McCandless learn the importance of nature and other stuff rather than material a lesson which many people never learn even when they say they do in reality they don’t. In the film of “Into The Wild” McCandless is a well rounded individual who doesn’t seem to be unhappy/angry with the way his life is going so when Callarman goes and calls him ignorant I agree but also disagree because in a sense everyone is ignorant when they are angry or stressed. It is often said that McCandless was ignorant. This is true to an extent but that is just because we all have different viewpoints on life and the way it is meant to be lived. McCandless was a little unaware of what he was getting himself into but his journey to his final destination helped with his knowledge.
In the novel Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer, many people thought that Chris McCandless was crazy for what he had done. Callarman's statement states that “McCandless was bright and ignorant” Long, C. (n.d.). I disagree with this quote. I believe that he did it because he didn't want to be bossed around, nor he didn't want to be his dad's puppet. He wanted to experience many new adventures outside of society.
Consequently, Bender does not have a strong understanding of what society expects of him, as his family, being his first agent of socialization, never taught him. Values that were learned by Bender varied significantly from an average student. In other terms, deviance can be defined as an attractive alternative if the norms of a society are out of reach (Haskings-Winner, Collishaw, Kritzer & Warecki, 2011). Bender is unable to achieve the goals that the school sets out for him so he resorts to deviance in order to make him seem like a bad boy which turn in will get him attention. When he gets the group to go to his locker, he explicitly states, “Being bad feels pretty good, huh?” (Hughes, 1985) This statement is looking for reassurance from his peers to ensure his
“The man” also doesn’t take the time to figure out that building a fire under a spruce tree may not be the best idea. He bases his actions by intellectuality—like scientific indicators, such as when he bases the temperature with degrees Fahrenheit. The man decided against or never thought about what would occur with the use of instincts and without the use of them, he wasn’t informed of exactly how dangerous some actions were. Where the man lacks due to free will, it exonerates his responsibility of the accidents that he has. London writes for the second accident as his “own fault or, rather, his mistake.” Fault implies an individual has full or complete responsibility.