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. Huck does not see Jim as a slave anymore he sees Jim as a friend and he treats him like a friend. Huck would of never done this at the begning of his journey or when he found out Jim is a runaway. He evolved his morality, Twain finished the book after the civil war he did not believe in slavery it …show more content…
Huck’s real journey was not on the outside it was on the inside which is contrary to Juilly journey in underground to canada which was to litteraly flee slavery. At the ending and throughout his journey Huck showed us the central themes of these two novels perserversance, responsibility and moral awakening.
Julilly in Underground to Canada is on a much different journey than Huck. Her journey happens on the outside not on the inside. This a big difference between the main characters: Huck Finn and Julilly. Julilly is searching for freedom. She is a slave and Barbara Smucker shows us the harsh reality of what is was like being a slave. She has just been sold down to a much more cruel plantation and she is trying to escape. On her journey to Canada she must outrun slave hunters, hide her scent from hunting dogs and try not to freeze to death. By doing this she becomes a much stronger person and she gains more confidence and finds courage to save herself. Her journey is symbolic to life in general because everyone has demons some people are born into tough situations she outran all of those things in search of a better
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One challenge of Huck’s was the moral debate of slavery and the regard of JIm. Huck stated, “ People will call me a low down abolitionist and despise me”(Twain 52). As you can see Huck has doubt about helping Jim because of his race. Huck grew up in the south where slavery was their way of life and growing up there strongly influenced how he thinks about race. A second challenge of Huck’s is his moral debate of the actions of the king a duke.
The scene that I relate to in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is when Huck is trying to get away from the Duke and the King. The quote that I found for this part in the book was when huck was talking to Mary Jane and he said “ It’s a rough gang, them two frauds, I’m fixed so I got to travel with them a while longer...”(187). This quote shows that Huck has figured out that the Duke and King are not good people and that he knows that he will still be with them for a little while longer.
The readers could also tell that Twain was against slavery when is showed Huck helping Jim out so many times. Huck risked his own life to save Jim’s life multiple times The Mississippi River truly provides the ultimate freedom. They’ve spent a lot of time on the raft to try to get to freedom which is why Mississippi River symbolizes freedom. Huck considers “civilization” to be unnatural because he doesn’t like it when people tell him what to do, how to act, and how to
Huck has always seen Jim as a slave until they crossed paths while going down the river. The two develop a friendship and Huck starts to care about Jim and his well being. Although Huck views Jim as someone he cares about, he still sees him as a slave as well. “ I would do the right thing and the clean thing, and go and write that nigger’s owner and tell where he was,” ( Document E). Huck is in a continuous battle with his inner self when it comes to his views on Jim.
In Chapter 16, when Huck sees Jim’s reaction to being near freedom, Huck describes his feeling as, “miserable”, “abusing”, “scorched”, and “die”. Although Jim is happy to face his future, Huck becomes burdened by societal beliefs and more importantly, his own moral values. For Huck, bestowing freedom to a slave is shameful and unethical; no different from one’s “property”. This also implies that Huck values the societies view more than his relationship with Jim. Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values.
Hanna Baker Mrs. Swiergosz English 1 4 December 2014 Censoring The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn "Mark Twain's (Samuel Clemens') Huckleberry Finn is so often cited as being racist, when it was written against slavery and racism." Jamey Fletcher said this quote on the extremely disputed matter of one of Mark Twain's greatest masterpieces in history. The subject of censoring The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been a controversial topic since the idea was first introduced to the public.
Throughout the infamous novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, and the narrative, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave written by Frederick Douglass, the overall theme of freedom in these novels is present to all characters within each book. In the end freedom has the same meaning to the characters Huck, Jim, and Frederick. However, the way these characters reach this conclusion differs because of their personal experiences. The form of freedom Huck strives for at the start of the book is very different than those of Jim and Frederick. Earning freedom for Huck does not mean escaping slavery, but rather escaping a dark past and finding a new light in getting away from the awful ties he has to
In chapters one to twenty-seven much of an adventure has happened to Huck. He was in a gang with is friends, his father came back and later kidnapped him from the widow, the kind lady who was looking after him, and later got tired of waiting in the cabin his father took him and faked his own death. Once he had fled, he ran into a run away slave named Jim, who was the slave of the widow so Huck knew him. The decided to stick together and move along. During their journey they ran into good and bad people.
Writing in many ways is artwork — writers are able to use words and sentences in order to make big ideas as a painter is able to use his paint to illustrate big pictures and ideas; but like a picture, writing can be read and seem differently to each of the readers eyes. Works of literature such as these can be subjected to controversy from disputes of true meaning in the text. The novel Huck Finn has been challenged and criticized by adults and children for being full of racist language and bigotry. Since its publishing in 1885, the book Huck Finn has created an enormous public debate on whether or not Huck Finn should be taught in the classroom. Mark Twain, the author of Huck Finn, wrote the book to be full of racist ideas, in order for
“It was fifteen minutes before I could work myself up to go and humble myself to a nigger; but I done it, and I warn’t ever sorry for it afterwards, neither.” (Chapter 15, Huck Finn). This is one of many phrases said by either Huck Finn, or the other characters in the classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. For some years now there has been an argument on one word in this quote. People are fighting for the word, nigger, to be removed from Mark Twain’s book.
Huckleberry Finn is taking place where slavery and racism is hugely used and courage. Even though, Huckleberry was not racist himself, he believes in the same rules as the society around encourage. When he has to be put to the test whether what the right thing is at what mind state Huckleberry Finn must decide. Growing up Huckleberry Finn is raised with a wrong heart and only has a mindset for two different types of people: slaves and whites. Huckleberry was now in a different position as he was a younger and now will make a different person with a different Heart a “Sound Heart”
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Should be Banned From Schools In school are students supposed to learn about bad language and how to treat people poorly?The fiction novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain should be removed from schools. Twain writes about serious topics as a satire so many people do not realize the intensity. The language, alcoholism, violence, lying, and breaking the law are a few reasons for this novel to be banned from schools. Mark Twain writes about many questionable subjects but does so as a satire which makes it slightly more acceptable.
Huckleberry Finn is a story about a rambunctious young boy who adventures off down the Mississippi River. “The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain demonstrates a situation where a Huck tries to find the balance between what is right and what is wrong. Huck faces many challenges in which his maturity will play a part in making the correct decision for himself and his friend Jim. Huck becomes more mature by the end of the novel by showing that he can make the correct decisions to lead Jim to the freedom he deserves. One major factor where Huck matures throughout the novel is through his experience.
It has been brought to my attention by your organization, that you wish to have the classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, banned from our school systems. Now, I can understand your views and claims against this book, but in order to stay with a clean conscience, I must not let you and your organization bring forth this motion. As the head of both the city council and the local school board, I hold some sway with the other councillors and board members as well. I shall do everything in my power to convince them to vote against this outrageous demand. That is if, I cannot convince you, or the majority of your organization to not move forward with this motion.
Individuals often say that the right way may not necessarily be the popular way, but standing up for the right thing, despite it being frowned upon, will be the true test of one’s moral character. This relates to the moral growth that Huck Finn experiences throughout his journey. Mark Twain’s controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, can be said to be a compelling story about how one individual, Huck Finn, goes against society’s ideals. Huck’s moral development can be said to be based primarily on those around him, especially Jim. Many instances also influence Huck’s morals, particularly during the raft journey that will change his beliefs and morals.