But as the story goes on, Huck’s obstacles help his character grow and blossom. As Huckleberry Finn’s story is followed, Mark Twain’s use of literary devices shows how Huck Finn inevitably ends up as a good, moral person. One reason Huck had trouble knowing what to do, is because he was conflicted between his own heart
Huck’s moral growth is started because Huck has a strong moral compass that tells him right from wrong. This growth was caused by the setting being the south during slavery and his want for being morally good. The first strong example of this is when Huck says, “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 afterward, neither. I didn’t do him no more mean tricks, and I wouldn’t done that one if I’d ‘a’ knowed it would make him feel that way”(Twain 97). Huck begins to show his moral growth by getting out of the mindset of treating blacks wrongly.
The adventure of Huckleberry Finn carries a title that easily leads up to an assumption of Huckleberry Finn (or Huck) being the hero of the journey. Convincingly, the novel is told through the boy’s perspective, with its focus placed on the maturation and the detachment from “civilization” of Huck. However it could be argued that as the story progresses, the character named Jim gradually grows from a normal black old man into a significant symbol of racism, a wanted fugitive, a prey of the “justified” society, and a company of Huck. The major role of Jim causes readers to reconsider the identification of the true protagonist in this plot, and although Huck’s character development seems to outshine the personal growth of Jim, the transformation
These ways of life are either reestablished or abandoned throughout the story. Not only do these conducts develop the characters, but they also provide the reader with a knowledge about different lifestyles during this era. Ben Gunn, an influential character in Treasure Island, is an important and intriguing addition to the story. Although Benn Gunn is a former pirate, he has always had a chivalrous behavior due to his upbringing. “ I was a civil, pious boy, and could rattle off my catechism as fast as you couldn't tell one word from another.” (pg 141) This is one example in the text where Gunn reminisces about his benevolence during his childhood.
A specific scene that he used irony in was when Huck was helping Jim escape from slavery, yet Huck judged Jim for wanting to free the rest of his family which is ironic. Twain’s use of irony in this passage connects to the theme of slavery in the book and makes the reader recognize the
He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
Huck knows this is wrong, but does it anyway, he decides to help a slave name Jim escape and try to help him reunite with his family again, by doing this he knows he is going to get in trouble if he gets caught. Once he runs away from his father, Huck lives on a river with Jim. The river symbolizes freedom, and it becomes symbolic of Huck's journey to discover his natural virtue. In Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the author develops Huck's conscience and morality through the characters
Nye does not attempt to use force to control the situations and people he encounters. Rather he adjusts to them with good judgment and precision to meet his needs.” By working closely with him on the river, Mark Twain is able to understand the importance of being competent when it come to navigating the river; whereas a powerful man would try to change his surroundings in order to fit his agenda, there is no character more powerful than the might Mississippi. It is described as “the most dominant powerful character in the book, certainly more powerful than the river engineers if only by virtue of its origin” (McCammack). Even though river navigation might not seem like and important skill to have in the modern day, there is still value in the lessons about character that we can learn from Mark
Throughout the novel, it becomes apparent that Jim is not only a slave, but he is more like a father to Huck than Pap is. Throughout The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck’s feelings toward Jim changes from thinking he is just a slave, to a friend, and eventually more like a father-figure. There is more to this novel than just two boys floating along the Mississippi River. It addresses the seriousness of racism and abuse and talks about the importance of friends and family. Even though Huck and Jim come from different races, the time they have spent together really helps to surpass the discrimination happening and become not just friends,
Therefore, throughout the novel, their sacrifices have strengthened the relationship between them. In conclusion, the bond between Huck and Jim transforms into a friendship. However, they had to overcome many obstacles to obtain their companionship. This includes trails such as overseeing social norms, equalist, and emotional acknowledgement. In other words, each time Huck tricked Jim, he acquired a greater understanding of Jim’s feelings.
Douglass makes sure to remind his audience that their “fathers were wise men”, and so their decision to engage in violent resistance was just as well a wise decision (Douglass 111). Perhaps the most compelling argument Douglass makes throughout the entirety of the speech is that The United State’s fathers “were peace men; but they preferred revolution to peaceful submission to bondage. You may well cherish the memory of such men” (Douglass 113). Including this points out how America’s founding fathers are cherished for the change they brought about through the means of violent resistance. If they could be celebrated for such actions, how can the enslaved be so reprimanded for taking part in the same determined fight?
Fredrick Douglass autobiography was significant to the abolition movement in many ways by giving people hope for a new America were it made many people aware of racial prejudice making it as a sickness in one’s imagination he levied a powerful indictment against slavery and provided a voice that embraced antislavery politics and gave examples of slave narrative traditions. (PUT IN AN EXAMPLE OR QUOTE. )*Douglass gives a sense of his circumstances and sentiments, but he also insists that no reader can fully sympathize with his feelings without experiencing all of the conditions he went through. Douglass wants the reader to imagine his feelings while forcing the reader to recognize the impossibility of this imagining. Douglass request for freedom was an accomplishment (WHAT WAS THE ACCOMPLISHMENT?)
Huck thinks of his decision to help Jim escape slavery as a bad and wicked idea.Twain intended Huck 's decision to be ironic. It is ironic because we, as the readers know that Huck is actually doing the right thing in freeing Jim and that slavery is a wrong act. Huck 's maturity progresses throughout the novel to this moment. At the beginning of the novel, he thought that nothing was wrong with slavery and it was okay to own slaves , but he has grown morally to oppose slavery and be willing to risk his own life for a black man who has protected him. 3.When the duke and the king sell Jim, that shows how bad they are and how they have the ability to cruelly take advantage of every situation they are in.
When Huck was talking about this about the king and duke shows he is maturing and had a true feeling for people. In the book, The Adventures of hHuckleberry Finn by Mark Twain , Huck realizes some important lessons on his trip to save Jim. He takes in the aspects of life, and the line between good and bad. He also knows that now the immaturity of some level of jokes can undermine the lives of others if not thought out right. It is clear that Huck discovered his way of life as a kind and thoughtful person before the end of the book.