Huck Finn's Failure

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In Huck Finn, Mark Twain shows us that Huck is not bright for his age. He struggles with situations a lot of times and his choices could've been great or it could've turned out poorly. One of Huck's biggest mistakes was putting 10,000 dollars in a coffin. The worse part about that was when hid it in the coffin and a bunch of people came down to coffin, he didn’t know if the money was still in the coffin. Huck shows his terrible quick thinking skills in this citation, “ I run into the parlor, and took a swift look around, and the only place I see to hide the bag was in the coffin. The lid was shoved along about a foot, showing the dead man’s face down. In there, with a wet cloth over it, and his shroud on. I tucked the money-bag in under…show more content…
Huck uses his head more than Tom in most situations. One of the bigger situations was when they were trying to get Jim out of the shed and in he shows his clever by saying, “Let’s go through the door and get Jim, I said’. “No let’s get knives and dig Jim out of the shed’, said Tom.” (Chapter 39 p. 241). Tom really wants to stick with more childish situations which are most likely impossible to do while Huck is serious and trying to do something that is more likely possible of doing. Right about now in the novel, Huck has gained a lot of common sense and he is probably more intelligent that Tom. Tom is most likely better than Huck in school smarts but Tom has zero common sense. Tom has a mind of child and he needs to grow up and needs to see the real world. Tom’s foolishness gets people in danger like Jim most of the time, like the incident with putting the bugs and other animals in the shed with him. Huck should stop listening to Tom and needs to start listening to his thoughts because his conscience has the right idea most of the time. Huck’s intelligence grew within the course of his journey with Jim. He had to choose from right and wrong, he had to do some critical thinking, and he really focused on his moral interests. Mr. Twain expresses within the lines of his story on how Huck’s brain grew and exceeded his fellow
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