Who, in comparison with his brother, has a whole different look then his brother, the story had said, “Donald was bony, grave, and obsessed with the fate of the soul”(364). Saying this, it completely adds to the fact that people couldn’t believe that these two men are brothers. As well as these two brothers looking different from one another the story also emphasizes that unlike his brother Pete, who was married and had kids, Donald is , “the younger brother, was still single”(364). This probably shows why Donald was such a carefree person because he doesn’t have any responsibilities to deal with as an adult, while his brother had many responsibilities to look over throughout his life. In addition, “He lived alone, painted houses when he found the work, and got deeper in debt to Pete when he didn’t” (364).
Huck basically grew up as an orphan, learning everything for himself while his father was busy getting drunk. When his father was around, he often beat Huck and was a bad role model in his life. When he escaped and began to befriend Jim, Jim took on a paternal role for Huck. In chapter nine when the river floods and the house floats by, Jim will not let Huck see the dead man inside. This is one example of how Jim is protective over Huck and tries to preserve his innocence.
The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
Twain uses irony because Pap does not know why the black professor is so much better than him and has freedom, even though Pap drinks and ridicules the government so much. Not only that but Pap does not have a good education, which also adds to why he is ironic, since he does not make an effort to acknowledge himself in the things he gets angry about. Along with that, Twain uses satire to criticize Huck in this case. After being reconnected with Jim, Huck lied about being lost, but Jim finds out that Huck is lying because of the wreckage that was left in front of the raft. Twain is criticizing whites because Huck does not think that Jim, who was a slave, has feelings; Huck only realized that Jim was scared that he had lost
The bliss of ignorance can only last so long; as Jem loses his innocence as a child, he also loses his ignorance of society’s cruelty. Jem’s new found knowledge leads him to have a basic understanding of society’s transgressions towards him, his family, and African-Americans, are simply outrageous. His once curiosity of society’s standards, has now changed into sorrow and enlightenment. Jem’s enlightenment consist of simply the start of him becoming an adult. Jem is no longer a child, as mentioned in chapter twelve, “This change in Jem had come about in matter of weeks (…) it seemed, Jem had acquired an alien set of values” (Lee 153).
Jim becomes a farther figure and role model for Huck more than his own father ever could. Twain uses Huck and Jim to show how the theme of friendship came to pass. Huck and Jim were equally trying to escape their problems. Huck was trying to escape because of his horrid consequences with pap, he feared that if he had not left pap the drunk beatings would have potentially worsened. Huck enjoys not having to attend school but he soon gets upset that he is being beaten and taken advantage of!
During the trial the children witness the unjust consequences of racist biases, resulting in the man’s death. Over the course of the novel Jem progressively matures and becomes aware of the hatred and prejudice in his surroundings, but as opposed to the adults of Maycomb he manages to keep his vital hope in justice despite shedding his innocence. At the beginning of the novel, Jem is still very much a child, but as the story progresses, he gradually acquires a more complex understanding of the world. Initially, Jem possesses quite a linear worldview and lacks any experience of the evil surrounding him. Consequently, he is somewhat short of the ability to view the world in another’s eyes.
Sarty slowly develops into a man of his own deeds throughout the course of the story. Sarty finally comes to understand that blood isn't generally thicker than water. Sarty just had to overlook the love and the relationship he had with his father Abner to see the wrong he was doing and the controversy he was causing in the
For one thing, Holden tries to grow up to much when in reality he doesn’t even understand what he is doing. At the same time, he just does things to make himself feel older. Holden shows himself in many ways throughout the book to be hypocritical and that is a child like attribute. One reason that Holden is more of a child than an adult is that he tries to hard to grow up and is ignorant and just does things without knowing what's going on. Holden is only 16 and he already drinks and smokes like a 30 year old man.
Hally is embarrassed of his father’s drinking habits, but even more ashamed of the night when his black servant had to carry his drunk father back home and clean up the mess he made in his pants. Hally’s conversation with Sam and expression of resentment brings out his authentic feelings towards his father, which is not hatred, but
Huck could have easily realized that he was breaking the law and given Jim to the men on the spot. However, at this moment Huck realizes that Jim is much more than a slave or property to him, Huck realizes Jim is his friend. This is a monumental step for Huck, and a sign towards growth in his character. Another example of Huck’s growth can be seen after Huck plays a prank on Jim. Jim is clearly upset, and Huck quickly understands that what he has done was wrong, even stating that Jim is his friend.
I’ll take it out of you.” (Ch. 5) He continued to go to school because it made pap mad, although he didn’t like it because he preferred to not be civilized. He ran away when pap kidnapped him, partly because he was sick of getting beat and dealing with his dad’s alcoholism, and also for the reason that he just wanted to be free. As you can see, “the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is a story with a new view on society and what is right/wrong. It was and still is a book that leaves much to be debated on topics such as culture, race, and
This would separate him from his family, which really upsets him. Meeting Huck on Jackson Island, the two venture on many adventures down the Mississippi River whilst trying to not get caught and taken back into slavery. He is highly superstitious. He is caring for Huck and his family. He believes Huck to be his only and best friend, and he ends up helping Huck more than Huck realizes.