Huckleberry Finn Character Analysis Essay

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I believe it is possible to grow and change as life experiences are thrown at you. Sometimes for the good and other for the bad. Huckleberry Finn, I believe, is a protagonist. He is the main character in Mark Twain’s story, as the title itself indicates, and he is directly involved in the conflict of the story. Huck is presented with many controversies throughout the story and situations that help him grow into the character he is. He is faced with a moral decisions along with life threatening decisions and how he develops throughout the story makes him the protagonist. He is viewed by others as the poor boy, the rich boy, the thief, the liar and a friend. As the story unravels, I have thought that Huck is a little punk, a poor boy with an abusive father, a friend and survivor. It seems as though his character traits change daily depending on who he is interacting with and what actions benefit him the most. He is telling the story as it happens and I cannot…show more content…
They try to teach him morals and how to pray before meals, but Huck wants none of this. “Miss Watson she kept pecking at me, and it got tiresome and lonesome.” (p. 3). He seems disrespectful and ungrateful for the help and takes off. He is not inasmuch as mean to them, however, he doesn’t appreciate their willingness to help him. Most children would be grateful for the love and kindness, but not Huck. When Huck meets up with Jim, the black slave, he plays a trick on him. Is this done to make fun of Jim or is Huck just being a bully in today’s standards. As he gathers a group of boys and creates a gang of robbers, we see Huck as a leader and not a nice one at that. “We stop stages and carriages on the road, with masks on, and kill the people and take their watches and money.” (p. 8). The gang eventually fails and Huck is back with Miss Watson. I believe that Huck is begging for attention and is willing to try anything to get
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