Later on, Huck’s view of the past changes as he separates his own conscience from the societal values. This is seen in chapter 31, when Huck reflects on his journey as “good”, “laughing”, and “best”. Despite conflicting with societal values, Huck was able to enjoy Jim’s companionship. This is a direct result of him starting to believe that Jim is his equivalent and is worthy of being his friend. By referring to slaves as “n*****” and other derogatory dictions earlier in the novel, then calling Jim “white” and using joyful dictions, Twain highlights Huck’s shift in view from the typical societal view that slaves are “properties” to his own belief that people are not inherently
I like how the author connected the story to the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and how he attacked the issue on racism despite he using the word “nigger” for describing Jim. At the end of the story, I realized that I can connect to how Huck treated Jim because I am also like that; I love and take care of my friends despite their flaws. It also made me feel how it was to be back there in the 1900s where the lives of people are really simple. I also learned that it is very important to be wise and not give your trust to anyone you just met just like with the Duke and the King in the story. I also learned again that cheating and lying can lead you nowhere and it will just make things
Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235). Atticus always attempts to place himself in other people’s places in order to give everyone a chance of being understood.
King’s perspective on segregation was that he was against it because he lived through it and he saw what it did to people and. He was a strong believer in non-violent protests. Boycotts, protests and marches were eventually effective, and much legislation was passed against racial discrimination. This letter has impacted people all around the world years later. It has encouraged people in different countries to follow the non-violent path like Dr. King.
Pap is a free man who takes it for granted especially when he takes his anger on African Americans and his own son. He isn’t well educated but this quote by Huck is a hint towards Paps good side. “For what you want, above all things, on a raft, is for everybody to be satisfied, and feel right and kind towards others”. Huck never had that great of an education so how is this coming from his mouth. His dad must’ve told him about these things, since Pap has made many mistakes in life he has a good side to himself.
This realization is important in studying Huck's moral decisions since his awareness of contingencies is bound up in his sense of his surroundings. At one point in Huck's journey with Jim, he meets and get himself involved in a community quite different from any he had previously experienced: the Grangerfords. Huck seems to enjoy life with this family despite he knew he did not know them. He gets to flirt a bit with Miss Sophia, play with Buck, and even has a personal slave assigned to him. However, the Grangerfords represent the most extreme form of moral belief by upholding strict standards of behavior that few people understand, even those who are directly involved.
While books influence Tom he still sees African Americans as objects when devising a plan to free Jim, Tom just cares about the adventure that goes along with the plan (Twain 216). Tom is has grown up in a society where white people see blacks as object not people. While also being twelve years old he just isn’t that interested in the real plan of freeing Jim. Tom is a
Since Huck’s intent is to help the family’s well being--in spite not benefiting himself--his actions are moral. However, other instances throughout the novel show that honesty does not always result in morality. Towards the end of the book, Huck debates over the decision on whether to turn in Jim to Miss Watson, until at one point he makes up his mind. “I got a piece of paper and a pencil, all glad and excited, and set down and wrote: Miss Watson your runaway nigger Jim is down here two miles below Pikesville and Mr. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send. Huck Finn.” (Twain 222) Huck wants to
This story is Irving’s imaginative reworking of an old German tale in which his valuable parody professionally covered. In the story Washington Irving gave the national shade to the description of events and outlandish beings for America. The approach of Irving to the creation of national literary icons which will be accepted and read by every new generation could not be estimated. The activity of Irving in this direction almost always makes him different from the other authors. In “Rip Van Winkle” among the features which could be able to attract the attention of the reader we can point out the tone of the story.
As a fiction writer, Mark Twain, whose original name is Samuel Langhorne Clemens, stands apart as a comic genius. In America, Mark Twain had popularized this new genre through two of his well- known novels. One is 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ' and the other 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn '. Mark Twain 's idea of a boy character is based on the picture of an average American boy. The American boy, by nature, is enterprising and mischievous, not a reserved character like his counterpart in England.